Volunteers

Most in-person volunteer opportunities have been suspended due to health issues relating to COVID-19.

(with the exception of volunteering at Charity’s Closet Thrift Shop and remote positions).   For all those who are interested in volunteering with us, please complete a volunteer form and we will contact you when our programs start up again!  

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Volunteering with HIS-OC helps all the people we serve and our community. Our opportunities vary throughout the year but are regularly updated on this page, so please check back often for active volunteer opportunities. No matter what your skills, we can find a way for you to help us help them.  Not all volunteer programs are active at this time due to COVID restrictions.

If you are looking to get engaged as part of your community organization, church, school or corporate group, please Contact Us or call (714) 993-5774 ext 1008.

Thrift Shop Volunteer

Charity’s Closet Thrift Shop provides clothes and household items for the people we serve.  All proceeds from the sale of gently used or new items in the shop, go right back into our programs.  We could not do what we do without the support from our little shop of kindness.  We are always interested in adding new volunteers to our staff. Due to COVID, we have shop hours Thursday – Sunday from noon four.  There is a wide variety of ways to volunteer at Charity’s Closet Thrift Shop. 

Volunteer Opportunities Include:


Periodically, we host a Saturday Workday at HIS-OC to help our community stay safe, clean and well-maintained. Projects may include painting, gardening, seasonal safety, and holiday preparation, or general cleaning of common community spaces or residential rooms for incoming families. Shifts typically last 3-4 hours. Volunteers of all ages are welcome and volunteering in groups of 10 or more is highly encouraged. Work Days are by appointment only.

Prepare our residents for the workforce through assisting in resume building, mock interviews, and dress prep.


Volunteers to help with our children while parents are in classes. Volunteers will play games and read with children. We are looking for volunteers on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:45 pm to 8:30 pm and on Saturdays from 9 am to 12 pm. 

Join a team of handy folks who help us with odd repair jobs in one of our shelters. We need folks who are good at fixing things, carpentry, painting, and other home repair jobs. 

We’re looking for licensed stylists to help residents look and feel their best with a fresh cut and color.

Help our residents eat a nutritious meal as a family by providing breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Visit MealTrain at https://mealtrain.com/yekqnl  

 

Prepare a clean, new space for our residents through by cleaning and providing all the household needs.

Help us design flyers, social media posts, newsletters and other items to help tell our story.  We need volunteers who can work from home and have experience with InDesign, Photoshop and other image editing software.  We need writers to help us with our Humans of HIS-OC stories, newsletters, and other projects. 

Come alongside our various office departments through help in mailings, database maintenance, fundraising, filing, phone calls, and computer assistance. Good communication skills, desire to help others, patience, and excellent judgment are required.


Periodically, we host a Saturday Workday at HIS House to help our community stay safe, clean, and well-maintained. Projects may include painting, gardening, seasonal safety, and holiday preparation, or general cleaning of common community spaces or residential rooms for incoming families. Shifts typically last 3-4 hours. Volunteers of all ages are welcome and volunteering in groups of 10 or more is highly encouraged. Work Days are by appointment only.

Prepare our residents for the workforce through assisting in resume building, mock interviews, and dress prep.


Volunteers to help with our children while parents are in classes. Volunteers will play games and read with children. We are looking for volunteers on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:45 pm to 8:30 pm and on Saturdays from 9 am to 12 pm. 

Gather your friends and host a sports or arts and crafts learning day camp for our children.

We’re looking for licensed stylists to help residents look and feel their best with a fresh cut and color.

Help our residents eat a nutritious meal as a family by providing breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Visit MealTrain at https://mealtrain.com/yekqnl  

Prepare a clean, new space for our residents through by cleaning and providing all the household needs.

Help develop creative and informative materials to use for outreach by our programs.

Help our residents maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle by offering fitness and nutrition classes.

Give our residents a day to remember by throwing a Birthday Party (once a month, Saturdays) or a Holiday Party! Suggested items to bring are cake, ice cream, decorations, and gift cards. 

Come alongside our various office departments through help in mailings, database maintenance, fundraising, filing, phone calls, and computer assistance. Good communication skills, desire to help others, patience, and excellent judgment are required.