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It takes more than talk to ensure that our community’s children, families, and individuals have access to quality education, sustainable income, good health, and stable housing. It takes people of action.

From virtual and remote to in-person projects, we have all kinds of gratifying volunteer opportunities to help support the needs of our community.

No matter what experience or time you have to give, putting your skills to use will make a significant impact in your community. And the experience will make you feel great.

Volunteer Engagement By The Numbers



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Value to the Community

The Power of Volunteerism

Early Grade Reading

Orange County United Way is grateful to volunteers who dedicate their time to support children served through Orange County United Way’s early grade reading programs. Your efforts will help instill in children a love of reading as they engage in stories, develop language, learn, and expand their view of the world.

Day of Service

Special thanks to all the companies that participated in Day of Service activities with us and rallied together for Hygiene Kits, Welcome Home Baskets, Blankets, and more in support of our United to End Homelessness℠ efforts. Thank you for joining our fight to end homelessness in Orange County.

Mural Painting

Orange County United Way is thankful for the volunteers who dedicate their time to beautify schools by painting murals for Title I elementary schools in Orange County. We envision an Orange County that is a beautiful and enriching space for all students. Thank you for caring for our community #TheOCWay!

Volunteer Opportunities In Orange County

Volunteering for community service unites people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal. Here’s your chance to get involved and make a difference. Volunteer opportunities include:


  • Corporate Host (Youth Career Connections – YCC)
  • Corporate Speaker
  • Literacy Kit Assembly
  • Read Across America / Read for the Record
  • School Supply Drive (Virtual and In-Person)
  • STEM / STEAM Kit Assembly
  • Technology Backpacks Assembly
  • Virtual Mock Interviewer
  • Virtual Reading Tutor
  • Virtual Mentor and Homework Tutor


  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
  • Virtual Mock Interviewer (Upskill OC)


  • Community Garden
  • Physical Fitness Days
  • Hygiene Kit Assembly
  • Healthy Meal Preparation for Drop off


  • Emergency Shelter On-Site Volunteering
  • Family Activity Kits
  • Food and Daily Household Care Packages
  • Welcome Home Basket Assembly

Ready to Make an Impact?

Visit our Online Volunteer Portal for additional volunteer opportunities in our community.

Contact Doug McKay, Director, Engagement Strategy at 949.263.6125 or via email to find out more or fill out the form below.

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Let us know if you have any questions.

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