Staying Active through the summer: Volunteer/Internship Opportunities

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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:
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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:
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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
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Gerontology
Human development
Human services
Sociology
Psychology
Communications/Public Relations
Requirements
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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?

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