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Community Service

Please email your completed community service hours to nmack@nmusd.us

Camping Under the Stars at Kaiser and Woodland Elementary

Volunteers are needed for Camping Under the Stars, a special event where Kaiser and Woodland Elementary School students and their families pitch tents on Woodland's sports field and enjoy a fun-filled night under the stars. The event takes place from Friday, June 4 to Saturday, June 5. Shifts are 1.5hrs to 3hrs in duration; volunteers may select multiple shifts. Dinner (TK Burgers) will be provided to those volunteering between 5pm - 7pm on Friday. Donuts will be served on Saturday morning.  

If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to sign up. 

Please email kwschoolsfoundation@gmail.com with any questions.

RAD Camp is Looking for Volunteers

RAD Camp offers awesome programs and camps for adults and children with developmental disabilities, much-deserved respite for their caregivers and a life-changing volunteer experience.

For more information, click here to view the RAD Camp flyer. 

ENC is looking for Leaders in Training this summer!

“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.

For more details and to apply, please click here to view the ENC Leaders in Training website.

Peer Court 2021

CRF-OC will continue to host summer Virtual Peer Court sessions open to Orange County high school students. In order to be eligible to serve as a juror, students must first complete a 1-hour virtual training. Below is a link to our website where students can see the available training dates and register. Students will receive one hour of community service for attending this training and two additional hours if they are selected to serve as a juror. We recommend attending a training even if you are unsure about being a juror so that you can be eligible if you do decide to sign-up for a Virtual Peer Court session.

For training dates and registration, please click here. 

Project Giving Light

Project Giving Light is a non-profit organization that celebrates the birthdays of underserved youth and foster children throughout the state of California. We celebrate these kids by giving them personalized birthday boxes and celebrations where they feel seen, known and loved.
Project Giving Light partners alongside shelters, homes and schools with the goal of filling these kids's lives with joy and light amidst the haze of overwhelm that surrounds them.

To volunteer, please click here to visit the Project Giving Light website. 

Step Up Tutoring

Step Up Tutoring is a local program that began in the summer of 2020 to provide free academic and emotional support to elementary students in low-income communities in the LA Unified School District. The students likely couldn’t attend class during the pandemic, and as a result, many have fallen behind academically in math and reading comprehension. Currently, over a hundred students are on the waitlist to be matched with a tutor in the program.

By volunteering two hours a week via Zoom, you would mentor a student for a semester and tutor them in math and English. Not only are you contributing to a community in need, you are also providing an opportunity for social, emotional, and academic support to a student that wants to learn and succeed in school. All training and curriculum tools are supplied for your use. Please use this link for more information and to apply: stepuptutoring.org/tutor-application?246.

Click here for more details. 

ENC Leaders in Training

The Environmental Nature Center is looking for responsible high school students that love nature and working with children to be a part of the Leader in Training (LIT) program.

What is a Leader in Training? “LITs” are amazing high school students that help with Nature Camps.  This is a perfect opportunity for volunteers who enjoy working with children. 

Why? Get outside and away from screens for a few hours a day! Get some exercise, fresh air, and some sun! Spend time with your peers and gain experience and responsibility supervising young children. It provides an excellent experience to include on a resume or college application. 

What about COVID? The health and safety of our campers, staff, and volunteers is and always has been of utmost importance to the ENC. To ensure the well-being of all, we have transitioned to modified camp protocols aligned with best health practices. 

More info can be found on their website.

Fill out the application to volunteer at the ENC here.

st. jude children's research hospital volunteer opportunities

Volunteers are the lifeblood of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, providing crucial support services that are vital to the hospital and the well-being of its patients. Every day, willing volunteers donate their time and energy so that St. Jude can fulfill its mission of finding cures and providing care.

Filling a wide variety of roles throughout the hospital, the impact of volunteers extends beyond the immediate needs they meet. Whether they are playing games with children, serving tasty treats in the Kay Kafe or giving parents a much-needed break, their generosity leaves a lasting impression on all those they serve. 

The upcoming annual St. Jude walk/run event is in September and they welcome students to register and apply for it. 

Fill out the application to volunteer at St. Jude here.

Hoag Hospital Jr Auxiliary

Hoag's Jr. Auxiliary/Candystriper volunteer program is currently on hold. They are not taking applications at this time. If you are interested in the Jr. Auxiliary program, please check back on this website May 2021 for the next time they will be taking applications.

Hoag’s Junior Auxiliary/Candystriper Program consists of 150 local high school students between the ages of 15-18 from 25-30 schools who volunteer their time to assist patients, staff and the hospital.

Questions about their valued high school volunteer program can be directed to the Auxiliary Office at 949-764-8264.​

Requirements

  • Freshman, 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 (times vary).
  • Live within a reasonable commuting distance of the hospital
  • Caring, friendly and cheerful attitude
  • Demonstration of responsible and professional behavior
  • Ability to honor confidentiality laws and infection control and safety regulations
  • Attendance at monthly meetings at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach
  • Annual health screening questionnaire/TB testing
  • Annual flu vaccine (or wear a mask during flu season if you choose to decline the vaccine)
  • Background check (as appropriate)
  • Attendance at the new volunteer orientation & annual training meetings
  • Commitment of one year of service (We do not have a short term, summer programs, physician shadowing, nor internships.)
  • Commitment to volunteer at least 12 hours per month (3 hour shifts)
  • Must be able to volunteer at both Newport & Irvine hospitals. (Depends on the volunteer openings at each hospital.)

Benefits of Volunteering

  • The good feeling of helping others
  • Learn about the ​hospital setting and medical professions
  • Gain skills and confidence
  • School credit for community service

Duties May Include

  • Transport/escorting patients and visitors
  • Running errands
  • Customer service in patient care and non-patient care hospital areas
Newport Beach Public Library Volunteer Opportunities

The Newport Beach Public Library Children’s Department offers a variety of volunteer positions to provide young adults with an opportunity to learn valuable work-life skills and give back to their community. All youth volunteers must be in 7th through 12th grade and age 12 to 18 years old. Volunteer spots are limited and vary depending on library needs and availability. 

We encourage teen volunteers to complete their own application, submit it to the library, and take the leading role in communicating with the library staff.

Volunteers must commit to 20 hours of service per year and must attend volunteer training before starting their assignment.  All volunteers ages 15 and up are required to complete fingerprinting and a background check. Submitting an application does not guarantee placement into the program.

To apply for Teen Volunteer opportunities, fill out the online application.  Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served and as needed basis.

If you have any questions, please contact our Teen Services team at teenservices@newportbeachca.gov

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.

For questions or to turn in your completed community service hours, please email Nicole Mack at nmack@nmusd.us