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Service Opportunities

For the last year, the pandemic has made our traditional Christian Service Program challenging. However, you rose to the occasion and found ways to Do Good and help people in need. As the restrictions lift, we are excited to see summer camps, vacation bible schools, libraries, youth sports camps and church activities back in action and accepting volunteers! Please contact them and offer them your volunteer services.

As as reminder, all service must be performed through a charitable organization or agency.  Any service opportunity  outside of a charitable organization or agency MUST be pre-approved by Mrs. Hopkins in order to qualify for Mater Dei.  

Parents/guardians should refrain from "verifying" their own student's service hours. If parent/guardian chaperones/oversees a particular service event that their child is participating in, please contact Mrs. Hopkins in advance of the service event for information on how best to complete the verification process.

Down for Dance is looking for volunteers to help with their in-person dance classes. All volunteers must attend a training and be at least 15 years old. CLICK HERE for more information on how to sign up and join the fun!!


St. John the Baptist Parish's Fall Festival is back!! Join the fun October 15-17. Sign up HERE to volunteer. 

H.I.V.E. Afterschool Program at St. Peter Lutheran Church; 1510 N. Parton Street., Santa Ana 92706 is looking for volunteers Monday-Thursday 3:00p.m.-5:30p.m. Come for any part or all of the afternoon. Help students with homework, read with and to children, serve snacks and play. Contact Laura Caraccio @ 916-832-1546 if interested.
Heart of Jesus Retreat Center is looking for volunteers to help with their Sacred Heart Kids' Club. CLICK HERE for more information on how to be part of this awesome club!
CLICK HERE for more volunteer opportunities with Volunteer Network OC. Be sure to scroll down on their website to view all the amazing charitable organizations that can use your help. 
Come help the Sacred Heart Sisters every Thursday from 3-6pm. CLICK HERE for more information. 
Catholic Charities Cantlay Food Distribution is looking for volunteers to safely distribute food to people in need during their Tuesday-Thursday drive-thru distribution. Your help is needed! SIGN UP HERE.

Teens Give: Unique site working to match teens with virtual volunteering opportunities within Title 1 schools across the country.

UPchieve: Math tutoring is an area in need of volunteer academic coaches to help low-income high school students. In response to COVID-19, UPchieve is giving Title 1 schools free access to its platform to help connect students with live academic support. Learn how you can volunteer! Volunteer online to work to enact real-world social change both online and off.  

Translators without Borders: Volunteer to translate.  

A Million Thanks or Operation Stars and Stripes: Write letters of support to our Troops. 

Be My Eyes: Lend your eyes to solve tasks for blind and low vision people.  

Zooniverse: Study authentic objects of interest gathered by researchers, like images of faraway galaxies, historical records and diaries, or videos of animals in their natural habitat and assist researchers in many ways.  

Project Linus or Binky Patrol: Make or sew emotional support blankets. 

Project Gutenberg: Proofread ebooks. 

Smithsonian: Be a digital volunteer and transcribe documents.

Warm Up America: Crochet or knit afghan squares that will help build blankets for both babies and adults.

Chemo Angels:  Apply Send a note or letter once a week to someone undergoing chemotherapy.

Cards For Hospitalized Kids: Send handmade messages of hope, joy and love to hospitalized kids throughout America.

Operation Warm Wishes or OWW, is dedicated to helping and serving the homeless, troubled youths, struggling families, Veterans and senior citizens in need throughout Orange County, CA and the world.

Check out the virtual volunteer opportunities posted on the following volunteer websites:

Volunteer Match:  Support a broad range of causes including education, environment, homelessness and many more.

All For Good:  Multiple volunteer projects in our county. Click on Volunteer and add your area to find opportunities.  Resource for posting and sharing skills and volunteering.

Americorps: National and Community Service Database.

Meals on Wheels: Deliver Meals and groceries to vulnerable seniors.

Feeding America: Donate to food banks and pantries to help them stock up or volunteer at a food bank that needs help packing and sorting food using safe practices.


Cyber Seniors: Looking for Spanish-speaking youth volunteers that are well-versed in technology to help Spanish-speaking Seniors.