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Community Service

Imaginology-The Kindness Connection

Imaginology is a free annual community give-back event that provides learning opportunities, entertainment and career options in the STEAM fields. Nearly 45,000 teachers, students and parents attend the three-day event where science, technology, engineering, arts and math come to life. The family-friendly event features hundreds of hands-on workshops, shows and exhibits for youth from preschool through high school.

The newest addition for 2020 is The Kindness Connection, an awareness gallery to teach kids the importance of being kind to others. The OC Fair & Event Center is partnering with the Orange County Department of Education and the Beyond Differences organization to share kindness initiatives established in schools throughout the state. Our hope is to invite other schools, organizations and homes across Orange County to join this growing movement.

Come visit our indoor inclusive playground!  Topics covered include cyber bulling, know your classmates better, breaking out of cliques, and much more. Plus, there are lots of fun activities that motivate us all to meet new friends, make kindness pledges and journals.

Parents and kids will come away inspired and enlightened to make the world a better place!

The event is from Friday, April 17th through Sunday, April 19th.

To volunteer for this event you can email aperez@ocfair.com

ENC Leaders in Training

ENC has some volunteer opportunities for high school students. They have a high school volunteer program called “Leaders in Training”. The leaders help with the Nature Camps that ENC puts on during school breaks and allows them to gain experience working with students in a professional environment. They are currently recruiting for President’s Day camp (Feb.17-20) and Spring Break camp (Apr.6-9). For more information about of this program students can check the ENC Website.

“Leaders in Training” are amazing high school students that help with Nature Camps during school breaks.  This is a perfect opportunity for volunteers who enjoy working with children, and it provides an excellent experience to include on a resume or college application.  Although it is a volunteer position, applicants must interview to be eligible.   Students, not parents, are responsible for communicating with ENC staff regarding the Leaders in Training opportunity.

Once they receive your application and reference form they will contact you to schedule an interview. Experienced L.I.T.’s, that have volunteered as LITs at the ENC in the past, need not submit a reference form for interview.

Remember:

  • Students must be enrolled in High School (Summer L.I.T.’s can be entering high school in the Fall).
  • The Leader in Training Application and Reference Form (last two pages of the application) must be submitted before they call you to schedule your interview.
  • You must have been interviewed by a Camp Director before volunteering.
  • ALL Leaders in Training are required to attend training before volunteering.
  • Please bring school paperwork that will be needed to fill out on your last day of volunteering.

FAQs:

  • When is the deadline to submit my application? Positions are open until filled. Once the application and reference form are received they will need time to review it before contacting you to schedule an in person interview. All of this must occur before training.
  • Where do I send my application? You can scan and email it to ENC, or send it by mail.

You can download the application and reference form here

making strides against breast cancer

Take a step toward a world without cancer
Volunteer at an American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk and be behind-the-scenes at an exciting community event that raises awareness and funds to end breast cancer. Making Strides events celebrate and honor breast cancer survivors and caregivers; educate the public about prevention and detection to reduce risk of the disease; and raise funds to help end breast cancer. People walk as individuals or on teams with family, friends, and coworkers. Event volunteers help with registration, logistics, and participant support.

Contact: Julie Schoales 1-800-227-2345 or email julie.schoales@cancer.org

Or Sign up for volunteering here

ENC seeking Museum Docents

The Environmental Nature Center is seeking Museum Docents!
They are seeking new Museum Docents to staff the front desk, answer phones, greet visitors and provide basic info about the ENC. 
Currently they need folks on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, Wednesday mornings, and some Saturdays and Sundays. 
Docents staff the front desk from 8 AM – 12 PM or from 12 – 4 PM on Saturdays and Sundays, and from 8 – 12:30 and 12:30 – 5 PM on week days. 
Training is October 24 at 2 PM. Please register at encenter.org 

Sign up here

Volunteer at Ensign as a Tutor

Ensign Intermediate School is looking for qualified and responsible tutors for AVID and the after school academic support program. Tutors are needed in all subject areas. Please complete the tutor agreement Form and the Tutor Request  Form attached below.

Contact Mrs. Fox at jfox@nmusd.us or (949) 515-3350 if you have any questions. 

AVID tutors are needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am until 9:50 am.   Students with open 1st and 2nd period classes that can stay until 9:15 am are welcome to join. 

After School tutors are needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 pm until 3:45 pm. 

Click here for the Tutor Agreement Form 

Click here for Tutor Request Form

Orange County Bike Camp, Soka University

Orange County Bike Camp is a bike riding training program sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County and UCP of Orange County with technical support from iCanBike. This program helps individuals with special needs learn to ride bikes. The riders attend a daily 75 minute training session to overcome fear of falling, and to learn to balance, steer, brake, etc.

Volunteers will be walking and jogging alongside the rider in the air-conditioned Soka University Gym in Aliso Viejo until their rider is two-wheeling on a regular bike.

Volunteers must be 15 years or older and make a week-long commitment to do one or more sessions.

Call 714-540-5794 for an application or Email programs@dsaoc.org

Download the Flyer here

Hoag Hospital's Volunteer Program for High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Hoag’s Junior Auxiliary/Candystriper Program consists of 150 local high school students between the ages of 15-18 who volunteer their time to assist patients, staff, and the hospital. Get to learn about the hospital and medical professions in addition to getting school credit for community service.The program for the 2019 year is full. Please check back in November 2019 to apply for 2020.

Requirements

  • Freshmen, Sophomores or Juniors between the ages of 15-18 (Sorry, no Seniors.)
  • Must be able to volunteer both weekday evenings (4 p.m. - 7 p.m.) and weekends.
  • Commitment to volunteer 3 hour shifts and at 9 hours per month. 
  • If able to meet requirements, please contact the Volunteer Auxiliary Office at 949-764-8264 during the hours of 9am- 6pm Monday- Friday for more information and an application
volunteer at the Priceless Pet Rescue

Priceless Pet Rescue has four adoption centers spanning three counties in southern CA, including the Orphanage-Costa Mesa. They are committed to saving the lives of animals in high-risk situations throughout Southern California and beyond. They are a nonprofit organization and depend almost entirely on volunteers and donations. They have saved approximately 10,000 animals to date. The involvement of Orange County residents is crucial to their mission of "saving one by one until there are none." To earn volunteer hours you can Go to the Priceless Pet Rescue webpage.

NorthEast of the Well

NorthEast of the Well is a Christian ministry that reaches out to individuals and families affected by addiction, abuse, incarceration and homelessness.  As part of our ministry program we hold a "community gathering" on Monday evenings that is attended by approximately 65 adults and numerous children, from birth to age 12.   
 
We are seeking volunteers with a heart to serve children, many of whom have experienced trauma, loss, uncertainty and chaos in their young lives.  Under the supervision of NorthEast staff, volunteers will engage in outdoor play, indoor crafts and games, and Bible teaching.   
 
Hours are 5:30-8:15 pm on Mondays, including most school holidays and summer break. A child-friendly meal is provided for all.  Volunteers 16 and older are preferred. Background checks may be conducted.  Some lifting required.  We would also welcome volunteers with a specific gift to share, such as music (Christian or children's songs), art, puppeteering, etc.   
 
Some volunteers may be assigned to the nursery, where infants and toddlers are cared for.  No diaper changes required! We are an electronics-free zone - no cell phones, iPads or other devices while working with children.  A mandatory 1-hour orientation will be required before you start.   
 
Individuals interested in this opportunity should contact Sarah Howard at 949-515-9355 or 949-910-7752 For more information about our ministry, please visit the NorthEast of the Well website
 
Thank you for your interest in serving at NorthEast of the Well! 

Building Bridges Builds Great Kids!

Create to Learn

Call (949)-307-2079 for more info 

Community Service Projects!

Create to Learn is looking for students who would like to earn service hours in their community. Service hours can be earned by decorating a small piece of the bridge which will then be placed on Facebook to see which section gets the most votes. This program is to encourage arts.

Students who paint the section of the bridge will pick an organization either at school or at any other nonprofit organization outside school. The section that gets the most likes will be given the bridge to use however they want. It would make a great auction piece for a nonprofit for their organization.

Please feel free to contact Ann Herr executive director for Create To Learn regarding any more info on the program. Create To Learn could use students who are into creating videos and other forms of technical opportunities.

Call 949-307-2079 for more info or Go to their webpage

Email :  createtolearn@yahoo.com

Tax ID# 46-3758026

Serena Melwani
949-515-6303
smelwani@nmusd.us

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