Community Organizations

Environment

Ocean Institute

The Ocean Institute is nationally known for its award winning, hands-on marine science, environmental education and maritime history programs.

www.OceanInstitute.org

The Ecology Center

On our 28-acre certified organic farm we grow an incredible diversity of fruits, flowers, herbs and vegetables. We are dedicated to producing fresh seasonal produce to feed our community.

https://www.theecologycenter.org/program/volunteering/

 

Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association

There are lots of opportunities to volunteer at Doheny State Beach, for both one day events and longer term commitments.

https://www.dohenystatebeach.org/volunteer-at-doheny/

Surfrider Foundation (DHHS Club)

The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches, for all people, through a powerful activist network.

SouthOC.Surfrider.org

ZeroTrash Dana Point

A community clean-up dedicated to ridding our streets of trash. We meet at 10am on the 1st Saturday of every month at Girl in the Curl Surf shop.

www.instagram.com/zerotrash_dana_point/

Stand Up To Trash

Protect and conserve our ocean by raising awareness of the negative effects caused by plastic pollution through environmental education for future generations to enjoy. Volunteer Responsibility: Students can help with setup, registration, check in, weigh-in, lunch distribution and cleanup. We're at Baby Beach and The Ocean Institute.

www.StandUpToTrash.com

Ryan's Recycling Company

Ryan has a passion for recycling and cleaning up the environment. Thanks to all of his supporters around the planet, there’s less recyclable containers making it to the landfill or into the gutters and out to the sea where they harm animals and the environment.

www.RyansRecycling.com

Family / Community

Family Assistance Ministries

Family Assistance Ministries is a faith-based charitable non-profit organization assisting those in need in Orange County with resources for food, shelter, and personalized supportive counsel and aid, helping clients bridge the gap from dependency to self-sufficiency.

www.family-assistance.org

Habitat for Humanity

We partner with families in need to build affordable housing, strength and self-reliance throughout Orange County.

www.habitatoc.org

 

Boys and Girls Club - San Juan Capistrano

Our individual volunteers can donate their time in a variety of aspects at our organization; may that be through tutoring, athletics, arts, or program specific help. In addition, volunteers with specific talents or passions who wish to teach our members are welcome. For example, running a Lego program or yoga class. 

www.bgccapo.com

Ronald McDonald House

The Orange County Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms provide a comforting "home away from home" for the families of seriously ill children receiving treatment in Orange County hospitals. 

https://rmhcsc.org/orangecounty

Laura's House

Through the comprehensive domestic violence programs and services at Laura's House, victims of domestic violence receive the time and the tools necessary to live healthy, independent, and violence-free lives.

https://www.laurashouse.org

Second Harvest Food Bank

Learn more about the latest hunger-fighting events that are helping raise funds and awareness for hungry families throughout Orange County.

https://www.feedoc.org/

** Currently accepting volunteers 18 & Older but check their website for updates

Serra's Pantry

Our Pantry and Outreach Ministry is an all-volunteer organization comprised of people willing to give their time, talent and in some cases their financial support to those we serve. Volunteer hours are Monday, Wednesday 7:00 am to 12:30 pm and Saturday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and we often need help on these days.

https://www.serraspantryoutreach.org/volunteering

Animals

Goods & Goats

Interested in Goat Yoga, or farm volunteering? Submit this form and become one of our Goat Yoga farm friends. Come feed, clean, garden, and play with our goats!

www.goodsandgoatsmarket.com

OC Small Paws

OCSP Cat Rescue is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, no-kill cat rescue, focusing on saving cats from high-kill shelters. We are 100% volunteer-run and heavily rely on foster homes to save cats. OCSP Cat Rescue is dedicated to finding the perfect pair for each cat and adopter so that everyone lives happily furrever after.

www.ocspcatrescue.org

 

Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding Center

J. F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through therapeutic horse-related programs.

www.SheaCenter.org

Pet Project Foundation

For nearly 40 years, Pet Project Foundation (PPF) and the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter have been united in a unique partnership to provide pro-humane care to the lost and abandoned animals of our two cities. 

www.PetProjectFoundation.org

Sports

AYSO

The referee’s job is to be the official in charge of the game. A referee’s authority extends to everyone at the field, including players, substitutes, team officials, spectators, and even assistant referees. AYSO Referees keep the game safe, fair and fun for everyone: the players, the coaches, the spectators, and themselves!

ayso.org/get-involved/volunteer/

City / County

OC Parks

OC Parks offers a variety of volunteer services. Whether it’s volunteering for short term volunteer projects, or a more committed and regular volunteer role, OC Parks has something for everyone.

www.ocparks.com/about-us/volunteer

Dana Point Turkey Trot - DP Chamber of Commerce

We are looking for volunteers for Wednesday, November 24, 2021 and Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, 2021. Shift times vary. There are multiple ways to get involved in the 2021 Dana Point Turkey Trot. Volunteer at the Information Booth, Registration Check-in Tents, Gear Check, On-Course Water Station and more.

www.turkeytrot.com/volunteer/

Medical

Auxiliary at Mission Hospital

High School students interested in volunteer opportunities at either the Mission Viejo or Laguna Beach campus must be actively attending a local high school. Download the high school volunteer form to learn more about high school volunteering, eligibility and to apply for a high school volunteer position.

https://www.providence.org/locations/mission-hospital-mission-viejo/about-us/volunteers

American Red Cross (DHHS Club)

Sign up for the Fall Blood Drive on November 19th from 12pm - 6:30pm - See Instagram @dhhsredcrossclub for more info.

www.RedCross.org

Disabilities

Just Like Me Foundation

Just Like Me Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to enriching the lives of teens and young adults with special needs through year-round social activities. 

www.justlikemefoundation.org

Courtney's Sandcastle

The mission of the Courtney’s SandCastle Charitable Foundation is to ensure that the Courtney’s SandCastle Universal Playground provide every child in our community fun and interactive play opportunities regardless of their abilities, while improving the quality of life; and foster diversity awareness, compassion and acceptance.

www.courtneyssandcastle.com

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Southern California would not exist today without the expertise, time, and enthusiasm of its volunteers. They are on the sports field guiding the athletes through drills. They are behind the scenes ensuring events run properly. And they are giving and receiving more high fives and hugs than they can count.

www.sosc.org/orangecounty

Education

MATHMania Robotics

MATHmania Robotics, a non-profit corporation, offers opportunities for school aged kids to explore the possibilities of robotics and programming, with the hope of providing an advantage as they apply to college and head into future careers.

www.MATHManiaRobotics.com