Saturday & Sunday, November 17-18, 2012
As part of OneOC’s five days of service, Family Volunteer Day is a national service day, designed to demonstrate the power of families volunteering together and an opportunity to introduce community service. Celebrated annually the week before Thanksgiving, this Day “kicks offs” the holiday season of service. Throughout the holiday season, OneOC will sponsor county-wide service projects and toolkits that not only engage volunteers of all ages, but participate in projects that support our local nonprofits, schools, veteran organizations as well as celebrate our American Family heroes.
- Service Project Toolkits
- Signature Family Service Projects
- Family Service Teams
- Post a Project and Join the Holiday Service Movement
Projects & Resources
Service Project Toolkits
- Blue Star Families – Letter Writing Campaign
- FST Team Leaders – Family Service Projects
- Local Family Heroes – Nonprofit Gratitude Kits
- Orange County Food Bank – Can Food Drive
Signature Family Service Projects
This years service projects are a part of our year-round Family Service Team program, where children and their families learn simple and organized ways of building volunteerism into their family life. Working together, families have fun while giving of their time, talent, and energy to make a difference throughout Orange County. Join us at the following locations:
Saturday, November 17, 2012 – 9am – 11am (all ages welcome)
Stop Hunger NOW
Family volunteer teams will package dehydrated, high protein, and highly nutritious meals that are used in crisis situations, and in school feeding programs for schools and orphanages in developing countries around the world. Additionally, families are encouraged to be a part of the local donation drive and bring with them one or more items:
- Canned/packaged food to donate to Families Forward in Irvine
- New or gently used books to donate to the new Salvation Army Library in Anaheim
- Gently used jackets and sweaters to provide warmth to a homeless child or parent at the OC Rescue Misison
Sunday, November 18, 2012 – 1pm – 2:30pm (all ages welcome)
Inside the Outdoors
Family volunteers will tend and care for the native plant garden and remove plants that are encroaching on the walking trails.
Muth Interpretive Center
Family volunteers will perform restoration work in the “Butterfly Garden”, restore native habitats and will enjoy a live animal educational presentation.
FULL - Family volunteers will spend a lovely afternoon hosting a pre-Thanksgiving luncheon including fall crafts and games with the families at a shelter for the women and children.
Someone Cares Soup Kitchen
FULL – Family volunteers will decorate and pack lunch sacks that are filled with food and handed out to the homeless as well as decorate cupcakes to hand out in the kitchen.
FULL – Family volunteers will help groom the expansive 1 ½ acre grounds, plant vegetables in the raised bed gardens as well as pick fruit at one of the Veterans First homes.