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1 Staying Active through the summer: Volunteer/Internship Opportunities

2  Volunteering Opportunity in Costa Mesa  A long-term residential care facility for developmentally disabled individuals  Volunteers would: attend supervised outings with the “clients”, assist with professional development, do arts and crafts, play sports and other games with the clients Fairview Developmental Center

3  The process to becoming a volunteer:  Application  TB test  Fingerprinting at local police department in Costa Mesa  Short introductory video  Call: (714) 957-5000 and ask to be linked to the volunteer office  Website: Fairview Developmental Center

4  OC Animal Care will provide training to all volunteers. Volunteers are required to complete training for each position in which they are selected to serve.  Dog Walker  Cat Socializer  Rabbit Socializer  Greeter/Customer Service  Community Events/Special Shelter Events  Clerical Support  Kitten Nursery Attendant OC Animal Care

5  To be considered for OC Animal Care’s volunteer program, you must first attend a volunteer orientation meeting. An RSVP is required in order to attend an orientation. OC Animal Care


7  More than 5 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease; 500,000 people die from it each year  16 million in 2050  2/3 of Americans living with Alzheimer’s are women  146% increase in Alzheimer’s deaths since 2000 Facts and figures

8  Several areas to get involved in:  Administration/General Office  Special events (Walk, Visionary Women)  Family Services (Support Group Facilitator, Helpline)  Public Policy  Education (Health Fairs and Community Outreach)  Marketing/Development  Memories in the Making Art Program Want to volunteer?


10  Volunteer Interest FormVolunteer Interest Form  Some Volunteer Program DescriptionsVolunteer Program Descriptions  For questions on Internships/Volunteering:  Contact Brent at 949.757.3728 or Contact Info/Application

11 Mental Health Association (MHA) of Orange County – Mentor Program  Project Together Mentor Program: children, youth, & families receiving mental health treatment  Build supportive relationships and life skills  Training and working closely with a therapist  Activities: walk on the beach, hiking, arts & crafts, going to the park, etc.  Requirements: 21+, CA license, insurance, OC resident, background check, CA resident of 12 mo.  Time commitment: 6-8 months  Website/Mentor Application Website/Mentor Application

12 Orangewood Children’s Foundation

13 WHAT IS ORANGEWOOD CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION?  Began over 30 years ago with a vision to build a facility to shelter Orange County children who were the victims of abuse, neglect and abandonment.  Temporary home for foster children who are not yet permanently placed in a home.  Focus is on the ongoing needs of children in the foster care system, developing a wide range of activities, scholarships, support and programs to give every child every chance to succeed.

14 HOW TO GET INVOLVED  Involves working with youth ages 14-22 or planning events.  Get involved with providing assistance with a special activity or event such as assist with setting up, student check-in and event-related duties. - Ex. of events: College & Career Fair and Foster Family Picnic Link to 2014 Calendar of events & contact info.:

15 HOW TO GET INVOLVED? 2). Weekday Opportunities: - Provide clerical support at the OCF office. - Cook at the Orangewood Café for youth from foster care who may be homeless or unemployed. - Expose students to extra-curricular activities or help them with their studies. Link to opportunities & contact info.: 430_66_Volunteer%20Opportunities.pdf

16 HOW TO VOLUNTEER Go to this link: -Fill out the interest form OR - Contact the Volunteer Program Manager, Christine Tran, at or at (714) 619-0200 ext.

17 Acacia Adult Day Services  A non-profit organization located in Orange County that provides personalized care for older adults and persons with dementia or other disabilities.

18 What is Acacia Adult Day Services? 

19 What Do I Do As A Volunteer?  Assist adults and persons with dementia or disabilities maintain independence  Promote health and well-being through a number of activities such as…  Assisting in cognitive activities through games like Jingo and Pictionary  Assisting with outdoor activities like Golf, ring toss, or scavenger hunts  Escort patients to the door for arriving transportation  Helping escort participants to their physical/occupational therapy sessions Source:

20 SO SO SO SO Many Things You Can Do  Community Volunteers  Help with special events, programs, and computer labs  Student Internships  Gerontology  Human development  Human services  Sociology  Psychology  Communications/Public Relations

21 Requirements  Hours: 8:00am – 4:00pm  Minimum age: 17 Years Old  Current TB test  Must be in good health! SOURCE:

22 Contact  Questions?  Contact Debbie Kaiser   714-530-1566 ext 238  Application  http://www.acacia- on.pdf http://www.acacia- on.pdf

23 ● Based in Santa Ana, CA ● Offers wide variety of services to victims of crime and abuse (outreach, counseling, education) ● Different areas of focus o Gang o Human Trafficking o Sexual Assault Community Service Programs

24 Sexual Assault Victim & Prevention Services ● Sexual assault volunteer crisis counselor - provides assistance and counseling via the 24 hotline or emergency response at the hospital when victims receive a forensic exam o 48 hour certification training o July 2014

25 CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) ● non-profit organization based in Santa Ana ● serves the county’s most severely abused, abandoned and neglected children ● volunteer to be an who advocate who serves their best interests

26 ● Attend an Information Session Date: June, 10th 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Venue: CASA Training Room Address: 1505 E. 17th Street, Second Floor, Santa Ana, CA, 92705 ● Attend 30 hour training ● Sign up for an interview ● Email Matthew Wadlinger ● Becoming an Advocate

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