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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

 

Summer Peer Court

Sign Up today for Summer Peer Court

Experience sitting on a jury

Earn Community Service Hours

Peer Court is an innovative juvenile program that provides students, ages 14-18, the opportunity to sit on a jury and recommend sanctions for actual first-time, non-violent juvenile offenders. A Superior Court judge will preside over the sessions and select students from the audience to serve as jurors. Student jurors question the juvenile and their guardian(s) about the offense, then deliberate with the assistance of an attorney adviser and decide upon appropriate sanctions to recommend to the judge.

For more Information Contact ncernius@crfoc.org

Time: 5:00-7:00 pm

 Date: Wednesday, June 19, July 10, & August 7, 2019            

 Location: Central Justice Center, Department C-1 700 Civic Center Drive West Santa Ana, CA 92701

There are three sessions to choose from. Sign up for one or all.

Sign up here for the Summer 2019 Peer Court

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.

Volunteer at the ENC

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 for their upcoming Summer Nature Camps! Although it is a volunteer position, applicants must interview to be eligible. 

2019 Nature Camps are June 24 – August 15. A two week (8 day) commitment is required. Weeks do not need to be consecutive.

Mandatory Training is June 12, 3:15 pm-5:45 pm. If you are not available for training, please do not apply to be a Leader in Training for 2019.

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 or interview.

Download the application here

Camp James Summer Day Camp - Volunteers Needed!

Make a difference in a child's world, work at the beach, play Quiddich, laugh, paddle the back bay, wear a fanny pack (or not), be your own unique brand of awesome! Camp James is looking for cheerful and enthusiastic teens, extreme crafters, ping pong aficionados, mer-people, camp song pop stars, gaga masters, seekers, intergalactic rebels, and unicorn wranglers. Camp dates are June 17 - August 23. 

Group Interview Dates (you must sign up ahead of time on the Camp James website here):

  • Sunday, May 19th 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 29th 6:30pm

Must be age 14+ and entering 9th grade. For more information, please visit the Camp James website here or call 949-729-1098

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 Marianna at 952-693-3794 or Lucy at 714-365-9563.  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 like to earn service hours in their community. By decorating a small piece of the bridge which will 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 another 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 consider students who are both in arts and not in arts. Art is so important as it enhances other parts of our lives.

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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