|Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Orangewood.
Please read about our various volunteer opportunities below and
then click on the link to complete our Volunteer
Interest Form or call our Volunteer Services Program Manager,
Kristi Piatkowski, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at (714) 619-0200 ext. 248 for more information. Our volunteer
opportunities involve working with youth ages 14-22 or planning
events. If you are interested in opportunities with younger children
or those at the Orangewood Children's Home (now called the Orangewood
Children & Family Center), consider joining Orangewood
PALS or contact the Center directly at (714) 935-7584.
|Latest Volunteer Opportunities:
- 7/24 - New Volunteer Information Session
Interested in getting more involved with Orangewood but don't know where to start? Start here! The Volunteer Information Session goes over who we are, what we do, and how volunteers help to accomplish our mission. The information session is 6:00 - 7:00 PM at Orangewood Children's Foundation located at 1575 E. 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705. Please RSVP with Lupe Barrera at (714)619-0220 or LBarrera@orangewoodfoundation.org.
- 6/6 - Graduation Ceremony & Celebration
Orangewood holds a Graduation Ceremony followed by a party every year to recognize those teens in foster care who have or will be graduating with a High School Diploma or GED. It is a huge accomplishment! Volunteers are needed to help in all parts of the event from set-up (3:00 - 5:00 PM); reception service (5:00 - 7:00 PM); or help run the games and activities (5:00 - 9:30 PM). Volunteers are also needed to bake, cook, and prepare the reception appetizers. To register please complete the registration form and send to LBarrera@orangewoodfoundation.org.
» Volunteer Registration Form (84k PDF)
» Sponsorship & Donation Opportunities (65k PDF)
- Schedule of Upcoming Volunteer Events
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- Volunteer Opportunities Cheat Sheet
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Did you know that volunteering with our programs can help build
employee morale and retention, bring some flare into your next
meeting, support team building, highlight your convention or conference
in a unique way, or possibly increase media coverage of your company’s
community service efforts? It’s rewarding for your employees,
you and the youth. And no, it doesn’t take a lot of time
or money to make a impact. Orangewood Children’s Foundation
has a variety of projects that can be done at your location or
externally. If you are interested in looking into how your group
can support the Foundation, please view
our Corporate Opportunities flyer. Additional project management
support tailored to meet your goals is available upon request.
Please contact Kristi Piatkowski, Volunteer Services Program Manager,
for more information at (714) 619-0248 or KPiatkowski@orangewoodfoundation.org.
|Help with a Fundraising Event:
The Foundation conducts fundraising events throughout the year
to raise money and awareness for child abuse and programs. Please
visit the events calendar to view upcoming
events. Volunteers are needed to help on auction committees, event
planning committees, as well as to help on event days. Please
contact our Chief Development Officer, Carlos Leija, at email@example.com
at (714) 619-0200 ext. 201 for more information on how you can
volunteer at one of the Foundationís events.
|Volunteer at a Youth Event:
Orangewood staff needs help from community volunteers to conduct
outreach programs for foster youth. Events such as the Career
Fair and Independent City
engage volunteers in helping to plan and execute these events.
Volunteers are also needed to speak at Independent
Living Program youth workshops. Please contact our Volunteer
Services Program Manager, Kristi Piatkowski, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at (714) 619-0200 ext. 248 for more information on how you
can get involved with youth events.
|Mentor a Foster Youth:
» Click Here to learn more about
mentoring a current or former foster youth.
|Join an Auxiliary:
44 Women for Children
Founded in 1999 by Susan Samueli, the 44 Women for Children auxiliary
contributes to Orangewood Childrenís Foundation by nurturing,
supporting and inspiring adolescents emancipating from the foster
care system on their 18th birthdays. 44 Women for Children focuses
its efforts on three key areas: providing mentoring and education,
increasing community awareness about child abuse and neglect,
and hosting annual fundraising events. For more information, visit
Women for Children website.
Orangewood PALS is a group of fun and energetic professionals
who have come together to make a positive impact on the lives
of abused and neglected children in Orange County. PALS supports
the work of the Orangewood Childrenís Foundation in a variety
of ways, including hosting events and activities for the abused
children placed at Orangewood Childrenís Home (now called the
Orangewood Children & Family Center), funding Orangewood scholarships,
and mentoring former foster youth in college. Members also enjoy
social events such as the annual Athleteís First Gala and Golf
event held at the St. Regis Monarch Beach. For more information,
visit the Orangewood
For questions about either of our auxiliaries, please contact
Jeff Gilstrap, Manager of Auxiliary Services, at email@example.com
or at (714) 619-0200 ext. 237.