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ENC  Volunteers opportunity

Looking for a great way to help the ENC? Come help fold, stuff, label and stamp year end appeal letters to help raise vital funds to provide hands-on experience with Nature in our community!

Please bring a signed adult volunteer waiver if you are 18 or over, or a signed ENC Student Vol App if you are 14 - 17 years old (unless you've given us one in the past year). 

Feel free to drop in any time during the volunteer hours, but be sure to sign up.

Volunteer hours:
Thursday,12/05/19          9AM - 5PM
Friday, 12/06/19               9AM - 5PM
Saturday, 12/07/19         12:30-4PM
Monday,12/09/19           9AM - 5PM
Tuesday,12/10/19         9AM - 5PM
Wednesday,12/11/19   9AM - 5PM
Thursday,12/12/19       9AM - 5PM

Sign up here to register online. 

enc winter nature camp

Looking for a great way to help the ENC? Come help label and stamp postcards to let folks know about the exciting Winter Nature Camp!

When: December 4, 3-5PM

They are only accepting a limited number of volunteers for this opportunity, so if you sign up you are COMMITTING to be there. They are depending on you. If you find that your plans change, please let them know so they can give your spot to someone else.

Register here for the Winter Nature Camp

Volunteer for Silent Night at Heritage Hall

VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED! Come lend a helping hand at Silent Night event at OC Parks’ Heritage Hill Historical Park. This quiet enchanting evening is geared for children with autism and their families. The park offers luminaria-lit paths (battery operated) winding among the historic buildings, and trees aglow with holiday lighting. Volunteers will work at various stations such as crafts with Mrs. Claus, OC Public Libraries storytelling, light refreshments, and visits with Santa. Other duties may include working in the Chill Zone, an area designated for children who may fully enjoy the quiet festive evening, and therapy dog area.

Volunteer Orientation -November 21, 2019 at Lindbergh Site, MPR, 220 E 23rd St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627  from 4:30-5:30pm contact Jolene Delgado at 949-515-6782

OC Parks welcomes Newport-Mesa Unified School District students and their families to register for this free event. 

Event and parking are free. Registration required.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Heritage Hill Historical Park 25151 Serrano Road Lake Forest, CA 92630

For more information call 949-923-2230

Volunteer Sign Up form

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

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 

Sign up here

Newport Mesa Family YMCA are looking for Volunteers

Newport Mesa Family YMCA is looking for volunteers for their youth programs in two sport leagues: basketball and soccer starting September 21st until December 7th.

Volunteers will assist coaches with teams, in drills during practices, pre-game warm ups, score keeping during games, and/or referee during games.

Staff will always be there to direct and oversee the programs running during fall leagues.

Volunteer hours will be available mainly Saturdays from 9:30 am until 1:00 pm. No experience in coaching or refereeing is needed as all volunteers will receive Sports Orientation and Training.

If interested in volunteering please call Priscilla Martinez at 949-722-3813 or email her at

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 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

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.


  • 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 Nature Camps! Although it is a volunteer position, applicants must interview to be eligible. 

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.

Winter Nature Camps are December 23 – December 27, December 30, 31 and Jan 2,3. 

Mandatory Training is required to volunteer. No exceptions. If you are not available for training, please do not apply to be a Leader in Training. Winter Camp LIT training required for all participating LIT's, is on December 18.

Download application here

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 :

Tax ID# 46-3758026

Serena Melwani

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