Volunteer

Giving through Service

Friendly Center could not do all that it does without the support of its volunteers. We have ongoing opportunities and annual opportunities. When you fill out our volunteer form, our staff will look at your availability and interest to determine the best fit for you.

                   *Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age or older.

Ongoing Opportunities

Throughout the year, volunteers are needed for our ongoing programs that occur Monday-Friday. The times vary depending on the area. Hover over an opportunity for more information.

After-school Tutoring & Recreation

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    After-school Tutoring & Recreation

    Help students find success and have a positive impact on a child for life by being a tutor. Come one or two days a week. A commitment to come for the remainder of the current semester is required.
    Elementary 3PM-5:30PM
    Middle/High School 6PM-8PM

Food Distributions

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    Food Distributions

    Help distribute 8,000 lbs of food at our Mobile Pantry food distribution. Locations in Orange, Placentia, and Stanton.

    Great opportunity for groups!

Office & Admin

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    Office & Admin

    Occasionally we are in need of extra help around our offices. Help with general office tasks, organizing food drives, recruiting volunteers, or setting up at events. If you have a particular skill or service to offer, let us know.

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, but they have the heart.” – Elizabeth Andrew

Seasonal Opportunities

During different times of the year, Friendly Center has special community events and fundraisers that require the help of many volunteers. Hover over an event for details. Please visit each annual event’s page for information on volunteer sign-ups: Spring Fun Day, Orange Int’l Street Fair, Holiday Outreach

Spring Fun Days

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    Spring Fun Days

    Our Spring Fun Days provide an opportunity to help with the collection or the distribution of Easter baskets to low-income children in the community. There are various locations and events to choose from. Volunteers are also needed to host craft tables for the children in attendance at the events. READ MORE

Orange Int’l Street Fair

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    Orange Int'l Street Fair

    Volunteer in one of our two booths at the Orange International Street Fair during Labor Day weekend. Over 500,000 people in attendance each year. We use about 100 volunteers in our food booth and a beer booth for the weekend! Sign-ups begin Aug 1st READ MORE

Holiday Outreach

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    Holiday Outreach

    Volunteers are needed to help prepare for and help the day of our holiday distribution events. Toy bagging occurs throughout the week prior to the distribution events. On the days of the distribution events, volunteers help distribute bagged toys and food to families. We also need groups to host their own craft table for the children in attendance. Sign-ups begin Nov. 1st. READ MORE