Volunteer experience looks great on your résumé, provides exposure to industries of interest, can count as academic credit, and provides the chance to enrich the lives of Orange County residents. This summer, consider volunteering at a local nonprofit.
Orange County has a vibrant nonprofit sector, which supports thousands of jobs, improves the lives of underprivileged residents, preserves the region’s natural beauty and provides personal development opportunities for local students.
Among the organizations seeking volunteers are these 10 local nonprofits.
Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)
Affiliated with UC Irvine, CHOC Children’s is among the nation’s leading children’s hospitals, providing specialized care in such medical specialties as cardiology, oncology, neuroscience and orthopedics. The hospital offers volunteer opportunities at its main location in Orange as well as its Mission Viejo branch. Activities include greeting and directing visitors and families, providing clerical support, and supporting the well-being of pediatric patients. Volunteering at CHOC requires a minimum commitment of at least one year and 100 service hours, and their greatest need is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, attend a college student volunteer information session on May 15 or June 5. Continue reading