Staying Active through the summer: Volunteer/Internship Opportunities Fairview Developmental Center Volunteering Opportunity in Costa Mesa A long-term residential care facility for developmentally disabled individuals Volunteers would: attend supervised outings with the “clients”, assist with professional development, do arts and crafts, play sports and other games with the clients Fairview Developmental Center The process to becoming a volunteer: Application TB test Fingerprinting at local police department in Costa Mesa Short introductory video Call: (714) 957-5000 and ask to be linked to the volunteer office Website: http://www.dds.ca.gov/Fairview/Index.cfm OC Animal Care OC Animal Care will provide training to all volunteers. Volunteers are required to complete training for each position in which they are selected to serve. Dog Walker Cat Socializer Rabbit Socializer Greeter/Customer Service Community Events/Special Shelter Events Clerical Support Kitten Nursery Attendant OC Animal Care To be considered for OC Animal Care’s volunteer program, you must first attend a volunteer orientation meeting. An RSVP is required in order to attend an orientation. http://ocpetinfo.com/involve/volunteer Alzheimer’s Association Volunteer Opportunities Facts and figures More than 5 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease; 500,000 people die from it each year 16 million in 2050 2/3 of Americans living with Alzheimer’s are women 146% increase in Alzheimer’s deaths since 2000 Want to volunteer? Several areas to get involved in: Administration/General Office Special events (Walk, Visionary Women) Family Services (Support Group Facilitator, Helpline) Public Policy Education (Health Fairs and Community Outreach) Marketing/Development Memories in the Making Art Program HOW WILL YOU HELP????? Contact Info/Application Volunteer Interest Form Some Volunteer Program Descriptions For questions on Internships/Volunteering: Contact Brent at 949.757.3728 or [email protected] Mental Health Association (MHA) of Orange County – Mentor Program Project Together Mentor Program: children, youth, & families receiving mental health treatment Build supportive relationships and life skills Training and working closely with a therapist Activities: walk on the beach, hiking, arts & crafts, going to the park, etc. Requirements: 21+, CA license, insurance, OC resident, background check, CA resident of 12 mo. Time commitment: 6-8 months Website/Mentor Application Orangewood Children’s Foundation WHAT IS ORANGEWOOD CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION? Began over 30 years ago with a vision to build a facility to shelter Orange County children who were the victims of abuse, neglect and abandonment. Temporary home for foster children who are not yet permanently placed in a home. Focus is on the ongoing needs of children in the foster care system, developing a wide range of activities, scholarships, support and programs to give every child every chance to succeed. HOW TO GET INVOLVED Involves working with youth ages 14-22 or planning events. Get involved with providing assistance with a special activity or event such as assist with setting up, student check-in and event-related duties. - Ex. of events: College & Career Fair and Foster Family Picnic Link to 2014 Calendar of events & contact info.: http://www.orangewoodfoundation.org/uploads/May.pdf HOW TO GET INVOLVED? 2). Weekday Opportunities: - Provide clerical support at the OCF office. - Cook at the Orangewood Café for youth from foster care who may be homeless or unemployed. - Expose students to extra-curricular activities or help them with their studies. Link to opportunities & contact info.: http://www.orangewoodfoundation.org/uploads/2014 430_66_Volunteer%20Opportunities.pdf HOW TO VOLUNTEER Go to this link: http://www.orangewoodfoundation.org/volunteer.asp - Fill out the interest form OR - Contact the Volunteer Program Manager, Christine Tran, at [email protected] or at (714) 619-0200 ext. 246 Acacia Adult Day Services A non-profit organization located in Orange County that provides personalized care for older adults and persons with dementia or other disabilities. What is Acacia Adult Day Services? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4h6ncjsu58 What Do I Do As A Volunteer? Assist adults and persons with dementia or disabilities maintain independence Promote health and well-being through a number of activities such as… Assisting in cognitive activities through games like Jingo and Pictionary Assisting with outdoor activities like Golf, ring toss, or scavenger hunts Escort patients to the door for arriving transportation Helping escort participants to their physical/occupational therapy sessions Source: http://www.acacia-services.org/site/409/volunteer_description.aspx SO SO SO SO Many Things You Can Do Community Volunteers Help with special events, programs, and computer labs Student Internships Gerontology Human development Human services Sociology Psychology Communications/Public Relations Requirements Hours: 8:00am – 4:00pm Minimum age: 17 Years Old Current TB test Must be in good health! SOURCE: http://www.acacia-services.org/site/387/volunteer.aspx Contact Questions? Contact Debbie Kaiser [email protected] 714-530-1566 ext 238 Application http://www.acaciaservices.org/Portals/_ExpressSite/pdf/VolunteerApplicati on.pdf Community Service Programs ● Based in Santa Ana, CA ● Offers wide variety of services to victims of crime and abuse (outreach, counseling, education) ● Different areas of focus o Gang o Human Trafficking o Sexual Assault Sexual Assault Victim & Prevention Services ● Sexual assault volunteer crisis counselor - provides assistance and counseling via the 24 hotline or emergency response at the hospital when victims receive a forensic exam o 48 hour certification training o July 2014 CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) ● non-profit organization based in Santa Ana ● serves the county’s most severely abused, abandoned and neglected children ● volunteer to be an who advocate who serves their best interests Becoming an Advocate ● Attend an Information Session Date: June, 10th 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Venue: CASA Training Room Address: 1505 E. 17th Street, Second Floor , Santa Ana, CA, 92705 ● Attend 30 hour training ● Sign up for an interview ● Email Matthew Wadlinger [email protected] ● http://www.casaoc.org/ Check out other opportunities! Use these search engines to find the right thing for you! https://www.oneoc.org/get-involved/ http://ocgov.com/gov/volunteer/opportunities http://www.internmatch.com/c/orange-county-ca http://www.cityofirvine.org/cityhall/cs/default.asp http://www.internships.com/student ANY QUESTIONS?