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    Act! Speak! Build! Week Community, Homeless & Housing Volunteer First Monday of October Join this student-initiated week of advocacy and work in partnership with local affiliates to plan and host events focused on ending poverty housing  youthprograms@habitat.org or 1-800-HABITAT, ext. 7693 Habitat for Humanity 
    Adult Literacy Center Social Services Volunteer twice a week for 1 to 1-1/2 hours per meeting; minimum commitment of 6 months required Provides free one-one tutoring to adults who read and write English below a sixth grade level. Students and tutors set their own schedule and meet twice a week at any library branch. The Center provides training, materials and support.  Tel: 213-228-7037 Adult Literacy Center 
    Alzheimer's Association Health Volunteer Varies Volunteer opportunities are available in our Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, East Los Angeles, Inland Empire and Coachella Valley offices and, in some cases, you may be able to volunteer from the comfort of your own home computer. Complete an application and schedule an orientation Rob Allen, Volunteer & Community Relations Manager (323) 930-6283 or email rob.allen@alz.org Alzheimer's Association 
    American Cancer Society Club  Volunteer  Students participate in community events such as Relay for Life. Students also organize events for fundraisers such as car washes and beach cleanups.  High School To see whether the club is active at the high school, contact your high school. American Cancer Society 
    American Red Cross Social Services Volunteer  Volunteers help to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies, respond to disasters (most of them home and apartment fires), teach millions of people first aid, CPR, swimming and other lifesaving skills, and help the American Red Cross collect blood.  Contact local Red Cross American Red Cross 
    Amnesty International Global Awareness Volunteer  An organization that informs students about human rights abuse.   Contact your high school Amnesty International 
    Anaheim YMCA- Anaheim Achieves After School Program Children Volunteer  The Anaheim Achieves After School Program needs general volunteers to help supervise children in 16 different elementary schools Monday through Friday from 2:30-6p.m. They also need academic mentors who can spend one hour a week with a child who needs special academic attention.  Volunteers need a current TB test and if they are 18 years old, they will need to be fingerprinted. Call for an application and to find out about the orientation.  Tel: (714) 635-9622 Anaheim YMCA 
    Angel Flight West Health Volunteer  The mission of Angel Flight West is to arrange free air transportation on private aircraft in response to health and other compelling human needs.  Tel: 310-390-2958 Angel Flight West 
    Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Environment Volunteer, Scholarship/Awards Continuous Conduct your own environmental stewardship project and take lots of pictures. Write an essay about your project and upload it with your best picture to receive a Certificate of Achievement. Three scholarships totaling $850 will be awarded annually to the authors of the top Apprentice Ecologist essays Nicodemus Wilderness Project Post Office Box 40712 Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87196-0712 USA  mail@wildernessproject.org Nicodemus Wilderness Project 
    Aquarium of the Pacific Environment Volunteer Summer 2012/Fall 2012 Session VolunTEENS are trained to interpret to our guests about the Aquarium, its inhabitants and ecosystem. Participants will receive special instruction on many aspects of marine life and the Pacific Ocean; in turn, they share this information with guests at interactive stations in each gallery. At the end of their volunteer commitment, each student will have gained the necessary skills for interpretation, public speaking, and literary research. These skills will allow them to instill a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitant, and ecosystems. They will have also gained the level of skill to become an exhibit interpreter in our education department. At the end of the programs duration, VolunTEENS will produce a final presentation that exhibits what they have gained from this program. VolunTEENS does not offer animal care or animal training opportunities. Have at least a 2.5 GPA, 14-16 years old, complete an application, submit a typed essay on why you should be selected, submit two letters of recommendation, participate in an interview process, if accepted, complete the required training.  Aquarium of the Pacific 
    Asian Pacific Community Fund Social Services Volunteer  Generates funds and resources for 29 nonprofit organizations that provide services for the Asian and Pacific Islander community which include education, health care, child care, counseling, legal services, immigration education, housing, food distribution, senior services, violence prevention. Volunteers provide administrative support which includes database, archiving, internet research and daily operations in the office. Complete the Volunteer Questionnaire and Volunteer Application online Tel: 213-624-6400 Asian Pacific Community Fund 
    Aviva Family and Children's Services Children Volunteer  Provides services to at-risk youth and families, including residential treatment programs, Foster Family Agency, after school programs, non-public special education high school, community mental health services and independent living skills. Volunteers are needed to lead recreation activities with youth, tutor, assist in after school programs and independent living programs. Clerical volunteers help with research for funding sources and data Apply online Volunteer Coordinator at 323.876.0550 x1107 or via email at volunteer@avivacenter.org Aviva 
    A Window Between Worlds Social Services Volunteer   Dedicated to bringing the healing power of the creative arts to battered women and children. Through art, survivors of domestic violence learn safe ways to tap into their own imagination, self-worth, hopes and visions. Volunteers assist with mailings, data entry, filing, copying and other general administrative jobs as well as some art-related tasks. Venice, CA  Tel: 310-396-0317 email: info@awbw.org A Window Between Worlds 
    Berkeley Lab Internships for Precollegiate Scholars (BLIPS) Science/Engineering Internship June to August eight-week internship which provides high school juniors with the opportunity to work with world class scientists or engineers on projects related to the Laboratory’s research programs. Interns will receive a stipend of $2,000 Apply online BLIPS@lbl.gov Berkeley Lab 
    Best Buddies High Schools Children & Youth, Disabled Volunteer Continuous Best Buddies High Schools pairs high school students and students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in one-to-one friendships Contact your high school Phone (310) 642-2620 Fax (310) 642-2630 Toll-Free (888) 68-BUDDY  Best Buddies High Schools 
    Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles and the Inland Empire Children Volunteer  Serves boys and girls 7 to 14 years of age in the greater L.A. area. Provides these children with a positive role model who is referred to as a Big Brother or Big Sister. Bigs and Littles share one-to-one friendships, meeting twice a month for approx. 4-5 hours a meeting. Fly a kite, wash your car, go to a ballgame, visit the museum or just hang out and talk. You can introduce a child to a whole new universe and all you have to do is have fun! Bigs must be 18 years or older and have a reliable form of transportation Los Angeles Tel: 213-481-3611 Big Brothers Big Sisters 
    Boys and Girls Clubs of America Youth  Volunteer  Provide a safe place for young people and opportunities to build new skills through education & career programs, character & leadership programs, health & life skills, the arts programs, sports, fitness, and recreation, and other specialized programs Sign up online and find a club near you Tel: 562-490-6160 Boys & Girls Clubs of America 
    Braille Institute Health Volunteer  Mission is to help visually impaired and blind people become as independent as possible. Volunteers serve as teachers and discussion group leaders, classroom assistants in creative arts, readers, recorders and clerical work. Volunteer activities can be coordinated around a student’s coursework and, in certain cases, can be used for academic credit. please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at the Center nearest you  Braille Institute 
    Bread for the World Hunger Volunteer  Goal is to end hunger by writing personal letters and emails to member of Congress. Organization members work through their churches, campuses, and other organizations. contact your local organizer Tel: 626-568-3233  Bread for the World 
    California Science Center  Education Volunteer 6 months-1 year, minimum 4 hours/week Volunteers are an integral part of the California Science Center family. As a non-profit organization, we depend on our volunteer force to assist with the day-to-day operations of the Science Center. In addition to the tangible benefits our volunteers receive, they also enjoy the personal satisfaction of sharing in the fulfillment of the California Science Center mission. Varying in age volunteers come from all walks of life - yet on a volunteer level, they share the same mission: to touch the lives of children and families in a positive way by giving of their personal time. Be at least 16 years old, submit volunteer application, attend an informational Volunteer Orientation, and attend training courses. Email: volunteerdept@cscmail.org California Science Center 
    Call to Protect Women Fund-raising Continuous Collect unwanted/broken cell phones to help raise money for domestic violence shelters. Check the website for information on how to start a program at your school/community 1400 16th Street, NW Suite 600 Washington, DC 20036 Phone: (202) 785-0081 Fax: (202) 785-0721  The Wireless Foundation 
    Child Advocates Office of Los Angeles Children Volunteer 5-6 hours a week CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. You must pass a background check, participate in a 30-hour pre-service training course and agree to stay with a case until it is closed (a year and a half on average) Tel: 323-526-6666 CASA 
    Children of the Night Children Volunteer  Services include nationwide 24-hour free hotline, a street outreach program and a 24-bed shelter home with a private on-site school. Volunteers organize 2-hour presentations (crafts, make-up, acting, animation, first aid, dance, yoga, jewelry making, self-defense, etc. Professional health providers, psychiatric, social service, doctors, dentists, psychologists, clerical, public speakers, writers, artists, etc. are needed Upon receipt of your completed volunteer application, we will write to the 3 references you have provided. Once 3 references have been received, an appointment will be scheduled for you to visit the home and an interview will be conducted. Tel: 818-908-4474 Children of the Night 
    Children's Bureau of Southern California Children Volunteer  Provides diverse specialized and comprehensive services that help ensure children will become caring and productive adults. With a strong emphasis on the development of parenting skills, the Family Center offers programs that strengthen families, as well as the community. Volunteers are needed to help in various programs, to assist or teach programs for the children or parents  Tel: 213-342-0100 Children's Bereau 
    Children's Nature Institute Children Volunteer  Serves children, parents, teachers, family shelters and individuals with disabilities. Volunteers may become docents and lead nature for two hours. They may assist in garden maintenance in Griffith Park, trail clean ups, fundraising events, office administration. Volunteers are needed on a continuous basis Apply online email to info@cni-kids.org OR call (213) 746-2966 extension 101 Children's Nature Institute 
    Chino Hills Community Services Department  Volunteer  Volunteer positions vary in availability and are not always immediately available. Through an informal interview with City staff, prospective volunteers can be matched to assignments within a wide range of volunteer opportunities and job descriptions.  Submit an application form online Contact Volunteer Program Coordinator Tel: 909-364-2730  Chino Hills 
    Chrysalis Social Services Volunteer Commitment of consistent volunteer schedule for a minimum of 4 months Dedicated to helping homeless and low income individuals become self-sufficient by providing them with support and skills to seek employment'. Volunteers help clients create resumes, conduct mock interviews, facilitate job preparation classes, teach computer use, present employment workshops, help with special events.  Apply online Tel: 310-401-9392 Chrysalis 
    City of Walnut Volunteer Internship  Volunteer  Each intern will work under the leadership of a staff person from the department to which they are assigned and will be provided with hands-on experience and specific project responsibility. Since, the Volunteer Internship program is based on the expressed need of each department we cannot guarantee an opportunity will be available in every department.  Submit an application form to the City Manager's Office, Walnut City Hall, 21201 La Puente Road, CA 91789 Tel: 909-595-7543  
    Clare Foundation Health Volunteer  Provides compassionate services for alcoholism and substance abuse to individuals, families and the community. CLARE serves primarily the homeless and indigent. Volunteers help with clerical support, assist program managers, babysitting and tutoring children and help at events.   call (310) 314-6200 ext. 3146 or email tpompey@clarefoundation.org Clare Foundation 
    Collegiate Challenge Community, Homeless & Housing Volunteer Continuous Gather up 5 or more of your classmates and/or friends, grab a teacher or parent to supervise and be on your way to help build affordable housing  colchal@habitat.org or 800-HABITAT, ext. 2215 Collegiate Challenge 
    Common Ground Health Volunteer  Provides specialty services to people living with HIV/AIDS on the Westside. Also provides public HIV prevention education and outreach programs targeting youth and at-risk populations. Volunteers help with clerical support, front desk with phones, filing, typing, computer entry, community booths and special events. Training varies with each task. Fill out the contact form or application from the website Tel: 310-314-5480 Common Ground 
    Community Programs Environment Volunteer Continuous Join one of the Community Programs across the nation to help with conservation efforts in your community Selected cities nationwide  Community Programs 
    Cope Health Solutions/Red Shirt Program Hospital/Health Care  Internship  Serve a minimum of one, four-hour shift each week for a minimum of six months (most shifts are from 7am-7pm) Accumulate a total of 72 hours of internship hours A pre-health internship designed to offer high school students exposure to health careers under the guidance of a mentor in a clinical setting. https://instant-scheduling.com/sch.php?kn=9543 http://www.copehealthsolutions.org/clinical-internships/red-shirt-admission http://www.copehealthsolutions.org/clinical-internships/red-shirt-program 
    Daybreak Social Services Volunteer  Provides services to homeless mentally ill women. Offers meals, showers, clothing, advocacy, resources and referrals, on-site health care, special activities, support groups and transitional housing. Those in transitional housing receive assistance with permanent housing placement, budgeting and job readiness skills. Volunteers assist with meals, organize donations, teach small classes and chat with the women. Need to sign up and attend the a new volunteer orientation Gina at (310) 450-4050 ext. 131 or gfrazier@opcc.net Daybreak 
    Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center Health Volunteer  Provides mental health and substance abuse treatment services throughout L.A. County. Volunteer opportunities include childcare; working with older adults suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia; cooking; clerical work; activities with adults with mental illness; leading music or movement classes; counselor on Suicide Crisis Line. Activities are available at multiple locations. All volunteers work under supervision of a staff member.   contact Lorenza Loza at (310) 751-5353 or volunteer@didihirsch.org. Didi Hirsch 
    Downtown Women's Center Social Services Volunteer  Recognized as a prototype for unique and effective programs serving homeless women and ending homelessness. Services include meals, personalized case management, an on-site medical clinic, health workshops and screenings, computer literacy, government benefits advocacy, support groups, job counseling, and self-expression classes.  Fill out the application and attend a general DWC Orientation or a more in-depth Volunteer Training  Tel: 213-680-0600 or email: Volunteer@DWCweb.org Downtown Women's Center 
    Easter Seals Senior Day Care Brea Senior Citizens Volunteer  Our seniors love to be entertained! Bring your church or school group to perform for them. Play your musical instrument; sing a song, use our stage to rehearse your next play. A piano is available. Take a walk with one of our seniors in the nearby park.  Tel: (714) 672-0343  
    Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media Media Internship   students work for partner companies during summers and school breaks from the summer following their junior year in high school until they graduate from college Apply online Sandra Rice at sdrice@cbs.com Emma Bowen Foundation 
    Expanding Horizons Internships  Internship  Provides qualified urban students in Los Angeles with 19 interactive seminars and paid summer internships in law firms, businesses, government offices, and non-profit organizations. Open to juniors with alternate position available for sophomores, the program starts in the spring and conclude in the summer. Deadline is at the beginning of February  Call or e-mail : Nancy Sanchez at (213) 316-2109 Constitutional Rights Foundation 
    Feed the Need Social Services Volunteer every Friday 9am - 11am Designed to meet the immediate needs of the hungry families and their children while coupling the nourishment with education for the future. La Habra Lissette Pelayo, Fund Development, (562) 691-3263 ext. 113 The Gary Center 
    Five Minutes to Midnight Human rights Volunteer  Informs young people on human-rights issues and current affairs. Organization offers media awareness training, leadership programs, and involvement in international projects. Volunteers positions available as a correspondent, Web developer, or another position fill out a volunteer form online  email: volunteers@fiveminutestomidnight.org FMM 
    Found Animals Animal Volunteer  Volunteers working at Adopt and Shop will assist with adoption counseling, cleaning kennels, socializing cats/dogs, photographing available pets, and creating/uploading videos of available pets Submit an application and attend an orientation  Found Animals 
    Free The Children Children Volunteer  "The primary goals of the organization are to free children from poverty and exploitation and free young people from the notion that they are powerless to affect positive change in the world". They offer variety of volunteer activities through different programs and training  youth@freethechildren.com Free The Children 
    Giving Children Hope Children Volunteer  To meet the needs of children in Orange County identified as homeless by continuously providing a stable and nutritious source of food to carry home during the weekends as well as nutrition education to help develop and maintain healthful eating habits. Attend an orientation and fill out an application form email: volunteer@godaid.org or call 714-523-4454 × 116 Giving Children Hope 
    Global Volunteers  Health Volunteer   A non-profit organization engage volunteers in direct community service. Provide volunteers with long-term projects "to create, nurture and sustain the wellbeing of the world's children".  Complete an online application  Tel: 800-487-1074 email: email@globalvolunteers.org Global Volunteers  
    Greater Los Angeles Zoo Animal Volunteer February to May "Students participate in a 13-week course, meetings on consecutive Sundays from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm to learn about conservation and ecology issues, biomes, and abbreviated taxonomy of the plants and animals at the Zoo. Upon successful completion of the class, students are eligible to apply to become a part of the Student Volunteer Program and participate in and assist with educational opportunities Los Angeles  (323) 644-4703 Greater Los Angeles Zoo 
    Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter Community, Homeless & Housing Volunteer  Continuous Start a campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity at your high school to help building, fundraising, advocating, and educating High School Contact your high school Habitat for Humanity  
    Heal the Bay Social Services Volunteer  Environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds safe, healthy and clean for humans and marine life through research, education, community action and advocacy. Volunteer opportunities include beach cleanups, speakers bureau, community outreach and Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.  Tel: 310-451-1500, ext.145 Heal the Bay 
    HIS House Transitional Center Placentia Childcare Volunteer  HIS House provides shelter for individuals and families while they develop a source of permanent income and save money for permanent housing. They need volunteers who are 15 years or older on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings in their childcare program.  Tel: (714) 993-5774  
    Hope 4 Kids Children Volunteer  Need volunteers to come up with ideas for celebrations through out the year, Christmas, summer etc. Volunteers who can do research and implement activities for foster children of all ages. Also have a need for help in the office. Dana Point Len Carey at 949-496-9430, Ext.1 Hope 4 Kids 
    Interact Club  Community service   High school http://www.rotary.org/en/StudentsAndYouth/YouthPrograms/Interact/Pages/ridefault.aspx Interact Club 
    International Justice Mission Human rights Volunteer   Human rights agency that brings rescue to people who are victims of violent oppression. IJM professionals work with local officials to secure immediate victim rescue and aftercare. Volunteers are needed for administrative, shipping, aftercare associates and more fill out an application online to apply  IJM 
    Invisible Children  Volunteer  Invisible Children makes documentaries of children globally who are affected by war. Students organize fundraisers to raise money for this organization. High School Contact your high school Invisible Children 
    Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles Social Services Volunteer  SOVA operates three food pantry and resource center facilities, one in Beverly-Fairfax area, one in West Los Angeles and one in San Fernando Valley. Each offers free groceries and supportive services to people whose incomes make it difficult to provide healthy, adequate food for themselves and family members. Fill out a Volunteer Application online Tel: 323-761-8800. JFS 
    Karma Rescue Animal Volunteer  Goal is to find a shelter and save dogs at-risk from the high kill Los Angeles area shelters  Fill out a volunteer application form online and set up an appointment for volunteer orientation  Volunteer@KarmaRescue.org Karma Rescue 
    Key Club Hunger Volunteer  "Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership" Join a Key Club at your school email: memberservices@kiwanis.org Tel: 1-800-KIWANIS, ext. 411 Key Club 
    LAC + USC Medical Center Health Volunteer  Most patients are economically disadvantaged. Volunteers, age 14 and up, are “friendly visitors” to patients, work in the outpatient clinic, the gift shop, read to pediatric patients, play with children in child care. Specialized volunteer opportunities are available for both teen and college students who are interested in pursing early childhood or medical careers Please contact the center Tel: 323-409-6945  
    LAUSD School Volunteer Program Children Volunteer  Recruits, trains and places parents and community volunteers in kindergarten through twelfth grade classes in the Los Angeles public school system. Volunteers assist teachers in the classroom, tutor children one-on one and provide administrative support, depending on their interests.   Tel: 213-241-6900 LAUSD 
    Learn and Build Experience Community, Homeless & Housing Volunteer June to July Get out of your community and experience Habitat for Humanity's work for two weeks during the summer. In addition to service, you will also participate in educational activities and cultural programs. Program application deadline is at the end of February Varies  Habitat for Humanity 
    Learning Ally Health Volunteer two-hour commitment per week Serves students of all ages with vision, physical or learning disabilities. Currently seeking detail-oriented volunteers with basic computer skills, knowledgeable in school subjects, especially math, science, computers, accounting and economics. Volunteers do the actual reading of the textbooks. The organization trains in all aspects of producing textbooks in accessible formats for students from kindergarten through post-graduate levels.  Leontyne Anglin Director, Community Engagement & Strategic Partnerships 609-243-5860 Direct lAnglin@learningally.org Learning Ally 
    Link Crew  Volunteer Academic school year Open for 11th and 12th graders who serve as positive role models for freshmen. Link Crew is a transition program that welcomes freshmen and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of school.  High School  Link Crew 
    Los Angeles Mission Hunger / Homelessness Volunteer   303 East 5th Street • Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 629-1227 Los Angeles Mission 
    Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Hunger Volunteer  Solicits, receives, stores and distributes donated food and grocery products to charities that provide food to people each week. These include soup kitchens, food pantries, child care centers, senior centers and battered women’s shelters. Volunteers are needed to sort, clean and repackage food, to help with food drives and special events. They also work in The Kids Café for needy children and The Brown Bag program for low income seniors, disabled and infirm people.   volunteer coordinator at (323) 234-3030, extension 144 or amartinez@lafoodbank.org. Los Angeles Regional Food Bank 
    Make A Difference Volunteer Fair   Volunteer  The Make A Difference Project will host a Volunteer Fair & Recognition Celebration on Saturday, May 5 from 10am to 1pm. at the historic Claremont Depot. All ages are welcome to this free public event which will include a variety of volunteer opportunities, representation from local agencies serving the community, success stories, and live music. 200 W. First Street. Claremont, CA 91711 contact Claremont Senior Program at 909-399-5488   
    Make-A Wish Foundation of Orange County Tustin Children Volunteer  Volunteers give their time and talents to help the Foundation bring hope, strength and joy to children who endure the adversity of a life-threatening illness at a time in their life when they just begin to dream. Volunteers assist in various areas of the Foundation alongside staff and other volunteers. In return for hard work and dedication, volunteers receive valuable training, a chance to network, hands-on experience and the gratification of making a difference in the life of a child.  Tel: (714) 573-9474 Make-A Wish Foundation 
    Meals on Wheels Social Services Volunteer Monday through Friday between 11am – 1pm. Volunteers deliver meals to ill, elderly and other homebound people, a service that enables them to live independently. Volunteers act as drivers or helpers. Volunteers work one day a week or as substitutes Need to complete sign up form, background check, and watch training video Joanna Vasquez 310-394-7558 Meals on Wheels 
    National Crews Environment Volunteer June to July Participate in the National Crews and help restore our national parks across 50 states. Program application deadline is March 1 Apply online Phone: 603-543-1700 Student Conservation Association 
    OC Coastkeeper Environment Volunteer Weekdays and Saturdays Volunteers help out our ocean, coastline, marine life and community. Activities can range from spending the day doing a beach cleanup or collection water quality samples to community outreach or marketing.  email: austin@coastkeeper.org or 714-850-196 OC Coastkeeper 
    OC Zoo Animal Volunteer  Regular volunteers assist the zoo’s Animal Keepers or work on needed projects throughout the zoo. Volunteers that assist the Animal Keepers help with cleaning exhibits, preparing diets and assisting with projects. Regular volunteers can also lend their talents in many other ways – horticulture, photography, animal observation, construction, maintenance, painting, general facility repairs, and more. Fill out and send in the Volunteer Questionnaire Marcy Crede-Booth, Education Coordinator at (714) 973-6846 OC Zoo 
    Operation Smile  Children Club (Fund-raising)  Operation Smile provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe. Operation Smile has the support of student leaders in clubs throughout the United States and around the world. Our foundation of Student Programs is Leadership, Education, Service and Awareness. The Student Clubs and Associations raise awareness and funds for Operation Smile.  http://support.operationsmile.org/site/Survey?ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&SURVEY_ID=4361 Operation Smile  
    Orange County Food Bank  Hunger Volunteer  Pack and label food boxes to feed the hungry 11870 Monarch St., Garden Grove, CA 92841  Orange County Food Bank  
    Orange County Rescue Mission Hunger / Homelessness Volunteer  Organize a food and/or clothing drive and donate to OCRM One Hope Drive, Tustin, CA 92782  Phone: (714) 247-4300 | Toll-Free: (800) 663-3074 | Fax: (714) 258-4451 Orange County Rescue Mission 
    Para Los Niños Children Volunteer  designed to raise at-risk children out of poverty through education and support. Volunteers assist teachers (for pre-school through high school) with activities that include education, recreation, arts and crafts and sports. There are several centers  Tel: 213-250-4800 Para Los Niños 
    Peace Child International Youth  Volunteer  UK-based charity organization through creating publications, training programs and lesson plans on sustainable development, climate change, conflict resolution, human rights, gender and advocacy. Also provide bi-annual World Youth Congress and European Youth Congress  submit an application  email: info@peacechild.org Peace Child 
    People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) Social Services Volunteer Hours vary according to volunteer availability, open positions and program needs. Provides services that include street outreach, individual case management, healthcare, job readiness support, mental health assistance, drug rehabilitation, transitional and long-term housing. Volunteers help our homeless and/or low income clients by performing receptionists duties, conducting intake, helping with job searching, assisting with administrative and fundraising projects and helping buy, cook and serve food to residents.   pathvolunteers@epath.org or (323) 644-2207. PATH 
    Pomona Valley Hospital  Health care Volunteer  3 hours per week To be considered for acceptance into the program, you must be a high school student in the 9th, 10th, or 11th grade. You must also complete and return all the requested items in the application packet by the deadline indicated. Applications for the winter/spring of 2012-2013 will be made available Monday, July 2, 2012.  Pomona Valley Hospital  
    Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month Animal  Volunteer April Check the website for ideas on promoting humane/cruelty-free treatment of animals at your school/community  Contact your local shelter The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 
    Project Access Education Volunteer weekly, monthly Help provide reading clubs, arts & crafts, computer classes, character education and many more activities that help children develop self-confidence and a love of learning complete a volunteer application Yadira Amezquita, (714) 870-1338  Project Access 
    Public Library Literacy Volunteer  Volunteering at a public library may involve assisting Librarians with shelving books and help out at reading programs. Local public library Walnut: http://www.colapublib.org/libs/walnut/index.php, Rowland Heights: http://www.colapublib.org/libs/rowlandhts/index.php, Diamond Bar: http://www.colapublib.org/libs/diamondbar/index.php  
    Rebuilding Together Social Services Volunteer  Help deserving homeowners live independently in comfort and safety.Rebuilding Together provides home repair and modification services to low-income homeowner-residents throughout Orange County. Sign up online and complete a New Volunteer Application Tel: 714-667-8174 email: info@rebuildingtogetheroc.org Rebuilding Together 
    Relay for Life - American Cancer Society Health/Cancer Awareness Fundraising / Relay Annual  Various http://www.cancer.org/Involved/Participate/app/event-search Relay for Life - American Cancer Society 
    Revlon Run/Walk for Women Health & Medicine, Women Fund-raising weekend in May Join the 5K run/walk to raise funds and awareness for women's cancers research, counseling and outreach programs. You can also volunteer at the event, check the website for details New York and Los Angeles   Entertainment Industry Foundation 
    Ronald McDonald House Children Volunteer  Ronald McDonald Houses provide a low cost "home-away-from-home" for parents and children to stay during treatment. Volunteers help prepare meals, talk to families, take care of the house and so on. The program offered at the Dallas Ronald McDonald House are typical, and you can read about volunteer opportunities there. Then call the Ronald McDonald House in your area to find out more.    Ronald McDonald House 
    Saint John's Health Center Health Volunteer Commit to at least one 4-hour shift per week and minimum of 100 hours of service Volunteers perform a variety of special services in the following departments: reception areas, Heart Institute, blood donor room, John Wayne Cancer Institute, clerical services, emergency services, gift shop, handicraft, public relations, nursing units, outpatient services, radiology, medical records, dietary, escort. They are supportive to the needs of patients, patients’ families, visitors, physicians and Health Center personnel. Requirements need to be met (Health and background clearance requirement) please call the Volunteer Services Office at (310) 829-8438. Saint John's Health Center 
    Salvation Army Santa Ana Families Volunteer  The Salvation Army has a Christmas warehouse program for which they need volunteers to pack and sort food and toys that will be distributed to needy families for Christmas. Call around three weeks before Christmas and talk to the Volunteer Program Manager.  Tel: (714) 832-7100 Salvation Army 
    Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center + Orthopaedic Hospital Health  Volunteer  Services offered include maternity, pediatrics, emergency, geriatrics, internal medicine, ICU, oncology, outpatient. Volunteers perform, meet and greet at information desk and surgical waiting areas. Also help at gift shop, recovery, assist on units, clerical support, patient liaisons, newspaper delivery.  Tel: 310-319-3580 UCLA Health  
    School on Wheels Children Volunteer  School on Wheels provides volunteer tutors for homeless children, kindergarten through Grade 12, of families living in shelters, motels, cars or on the street. Tutors give one hour per week on a one-to-one basis. They concentrate on the scholastic weaknesses that have occurred either through the stress of being homeless or frequent moving of the family. A commitment of at least six months is required of their volunteer tutors. Apply online Tel: 213-896-9200 School on Wheels 
    Second Harvest Food Bank - Society of St. Vincent de Paul Hunger Volunteer  Pack and label food boxes to feed the hungry 8014 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618  Second Harvest Food Bank 
    Seconds Hunger Relief Social Serivces Volunteer minimum 2 hrs. weekly Provide recovery and distribution of quality surplus prepared food from food supliers like caterers and retaurants to charitable meal serving organizations that serve the homeless. Tasks include transference of food from supplier's containers to SECONDS' containers,and transporting them, using personal vehicles, to meal service destinations.  Tel: 323-793-3416 Seconds 
    South Central Family Health Care Health Care Volunteer  Provides high quality health care services in a culturally and linguistic sensitive manner to the community of South Central Los Angeles whether patient is insured or uninsured. Services include women’s health, men’s health, youth and children and education for health care.  email: Danielj@scfhc.org Tel: 323-908-4233 SCFHC 
    Special Olympics Southern California Santa Ana Sports Volunteer  The Special Olympics is a program of year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with mental retardation and associated development disabilities. They need volunteers to help at the athletic competitions throughout the year, and to help with administrative work in the office in Santa Ana. Volunteers under 18 need to have an adult chaperon (one adult for every 5 youths)  Tel: (714) 564-8374 Special Olympics 
    St. Joseph Center Social Services Volunteer  This is a multi-social service agency providing emergency services, case management and educational programming to homeless people and low-income individuals and families. assist in service delivery, administration, and fundraising capacities at our service sites in Venice, Santa Monica, and West Los Angeles. Fill out a Student Volunteer Application Form Tel: 310-396-6468 ext. 326 or email: volunteer@stjosephctr.org. St. Joseph Center 
    Suicide Prevention Center Health Volunteer Volunteers are asked for a commitment of 4 hours a week for one year. Dedicated to serving a diverse population of people in crisis who need a sympathetic listener. Volunteers undergo 60 hours of training after which they counsel callers over the phone and provide referrals to other appropriate mental health agencies specific to the caller’s needs.  Tel: 310-895-2325 Didi Hirsch 
    The Huntington  Education & Literacy, Environment, Children & Youth Volunteer Continuous Choose from seven programs, from working with the public to working with children to working with plants. New volunteers can join the volunteer program in either April or October; applications are accepted year round San Marino, CA 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108 626.405.2100  The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens 
    The Sierra Club Environment Volunteer  The Sierra Club (and the numerous other environmental groups) encourages volunteer support to help with environmental activities. You can help in many ways: by helping lobby on conservation issues, by leading hikes and other activities, or by lending a hand at the Chapter Office.  Contact the local office of an environmental organization near you. See also the Earth Day site.  The Sierra Club 
    Turning Point Transitional Housing Social Services Volunteer  This is a transitional housing program for adult homeless men and women. Guests who stay at Turning Point receive personal guidance in setting long-term goals and plans for self-sufficiency. Volunteers answer phones, perform light office duties, help with serving meals.  Tel: 310-828-6717 OPCC 
    United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Children's health; public health; international issues Volunteer  Students fundraise for the UNICEF organization worldwide. UNICEF funds for public health (HIV/AIDS) for children, child survival and development, and public education.  Contact your high school UNICEF 
    United Way Charity Volunteer  The United Way is a nationwide umbrella organization for thousands of charitable organizations. The United Way raises billion of dollars and distributes it to these charities. There are local United Way affiliates across the country and they need volunteers.  Contact your local affiliate for more information  United Way 
    Venice Family Clinic Health Volunteer  Provides high quality health care to the working poor and homeless and children who have no other access to such care. Volunteers needed are physicians, nurses, psychiatrists, pharmacists, health educators, translators, clerical, fundraisers, nutritionists, child activity assistants.  Submit the appropriate applications to the Volunteer Services Department.  Volunteer Services Manager Ingrid Trejo 310.664.7532 itrejo@mednet.ucla.edu Venice Family Clinic 
    Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services Children Volunteer  This is a residential facility that provides high quality care to severely emotionally disturbed, abused and neglected children. Volunteers are needed as tutors, special friends and playgroup buddies. Volunteers should be at least 21 years of age and willing to commit to six months of service either daytime, evening or weekend. All prospective volunteers are interviewed by a Program Supervisor prior to completing a Volunteer Application packet in order to ensure a mutually satisfactory experience Linda Karchem, Director of Volunteer Programs 310.836.1223 x 385 volunteer@vistadelmar.org Vista Del Mar 
    Volunteens City of Diamond Bar  Volunteer June 4 to August 17; minimum of 5hrs/week or 40 hrs/11 wks A leadership training program designed for boys and girls ages 13 to 15 who reside in Diamond bar. Teens who are interested in receiving work experience and training in the field of recreation should apply. Volunteens will be assigned as assistants to summer programs such as youth day camp, youth baseball, tiny tots, senior programs and concerts in the park/movies under the stars.  Submit an application no later than April 19, 2012 @ 5:30pm on Thursday Tel: 909.839.7062 Volunteens City of Diamond Bar 
    Wellness Center Health Volunteer  Provides psychological and emotional support to people with cancer and their loved ones. Support groups are run by licensed psychotherapists. There are workshops with doctors, nutritionists, nurses, lawyers, art therapists. Friendly volunteers answer phone calls, also help with data entry and provided basic administrative support.  Tel: 310-314-2555 or info@cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org Wellness Center 
    Wellness Chef Children Volunteer Ongoing Volunteers with a culinary background or interest are needed to prepare meals for United Friends of the Children's Pathways residents living in transitional housing sites in Whittier. Volunteer Wellness Chefs will be asked to make a monthly commitment (1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th Tuesday), shop for supplies, and prepare a nutritious dinner for 25-30 foster youth and program staff on Tuesday evenings, as part of the Life Skills seminars. Whittier Karine Kadyan, Volunteer Coordinator, 213-975-1408, karine@unitedfriends.org  United Friends of the Children 
    Westside Center for Independent Living Health Volunteer  WCIL helps people living with disabilities maintain self-sufficient and productive lives through non-residential peer support services and training programs. Volunteers provide clerical support such as data entry, filing and performing telephone surveys to consumers.  Tel: 310-3611 WCIL 
    Wise and Healthy Aging Health Volunteer Volunteers are required to commit to 4 – 5 hours per week for a minimum of one year. Serves older adults with physical limitations or mental impairments due to stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or Huntington’s. Volunteers help Activity Aides assist participants with a wide variety of therapeutic activities, including arts and crafts, singing and dancing, exercise, cooking, gardening, playing board games and educational events. Attend orientation and complete application forms Volunteer Services Director at 310-394-9871, ext 450 Wise and Healthy Aging 
    World Assembly of Youth Youth Volunteer  National youth councils and organizations work to promote youth programs in areas such as youth employment, environment, human rights, democracy, population, health, drugs, community development and leadership training  fill out and send a registration form online Email: office@way.org.my WAY 
    World Vision Health Volunteer 3-16 hrs/week International organization to help children and communities in poverty through different programs. The work of U.S programs "helps youth gain leadership and critical-thinking skills, improve academically, and become strong advocates for their communities, equips community organizations and churches to produce effective academic mentors and tutors to low-income students, provides low-income youth and families with essential supplies, helps families and communities by preparing for and responding to natural and man-made disasters, facilitates short-term mission trips for youth groups or family groups from around the U.S. to serve in under-resourced communities in rural America"   email: info@worldvision.org Tel: 1-888-511-6443  World Vision 
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