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Orange Community Education & Recreation has a variety of volunteer opportunities available for teens and adults of all ages. Whether volunteering to assist with summer camp, coaching, senior center activities or special events like Trunk or Treat, you'll have the opportunity to share your talents and gain valuable experience. Here is a short list of some of the amazing benefits you’ll receive!

  • Gain confidence. Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.
  • Make a difference. Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive effect on people, communities and society in general.
  • Volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people and make new friends.
  • Be part of a community. Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family.
  • Learn new skills. Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications.
  • Take on a challenge. Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.
  • Have fun! Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it. 

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  • 2023 Volunteer Opportunities

    Orange Community Education & Recreation has a variety of unpaid volunteer opportunities available for teens and adults of all ages. Whether volunteering to assist with summer camp, senior center activities or special events like Trunk or Treat, you'll have the opportunity to share your talents and gain valuable experience. Here is a short list of some of the amazing benefits you’ll receive! Gain confidence. Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement. Make a difference. Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive effect on people, communities and society in general. Meet people and make friends. Volunteering can help you socialize and make new connections. Be part of your community. Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family. Help others. Volunteering can help you make a real difference in the lives of others. Learn new skills. Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications. Take on a challenge. Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents. Have fun! Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it. See below to learn a little more about each of our volunteer opportunities: AccessABLE Rec Volunteer- This rewarding experience allows you to work one on one with children or adults with special needs. Available year-round, various days/times. Lions Club Volunteer- Love kids? Volunteer your time after school to play games, assist with homework, play outside and do fun projects with Kindergarten - 5th graders. Available afternoons M - F during the school year. Book Buddies Volunteer- For Orange High School students only. Work with our youngest preschool crew to help them learn letter sounds/names, reading comprehension, rhyming and more! Available afternoons during the school year. Broadway Buddies Volunteer- Share your love of the theatre with our "stars" in our award winning adaptive theatre program. Available year-round, various days/times. Coach- Lead our young athletes in your favorite sport/s to develop skills, confidence, and teamwork throughout a season. Available afternoons and weekends year-round. Recreation Specialist Assistant- Assist our talented afterschool/weekend instructors in implementing a variety of fun sports, theatre, art, academic, or recreational activities. Available afternoons and weekends during the school year. OCER Commission Member- For those interested in serving as an appointed community member that advocates, promotes and gives feedback to OCER. Available as positions become vacant- meetings are once a month in the evening, year-round. Orange Early Childhood Parent Volunteer- For families with children enrolled in Orange Early Childhood. Everything from chaperoning field trips to planning events or assisting in the classroom. Available during the school year. Scorekeeper/Referee- This valuable volunteer helps us keep games for youth sports running smoothly. Available year-round, various days/times. Safety Town Volunteer- Help incoming Kindergarteners learn the basics of safety during an exciting one week program offered each summer. Event Volunteer- Love to mix and mingle in the community? Have a knack for planning? Join us to carry out some amazing events for our community. Available year-round, various days/times. Parent Production Team- The backbone of our Stagecrafters production- help our crew with anything from hair and make-up to donations and cast parties. Available twice a year during the weeks of Theatre Production. Summer Camp Volunteer- Help create fantastic memories for a new generation! Assist our staff with various camp activities, including crafts, swimming, sports, theatre, art and more. Available weekdays during the summer. Ski Club Volunteer- Love to ski and work with kids? Ski Club Volunteers assist us with keeping everyone safe and having fun! Available evenings/weekends during ski season.
  • 2022 Volunteer Opportunities

    Orange Community Education & Recreation has a variety of unpaid volunteer opportunities available for teens and adults of all ages. Whether volunteering to assist with summer camp, senior center activities or special events like Trunk or Treat, you'll have the opportunity to share your talents and gain valuable experience. Here is a short list of some of the amazing benefits you’ll receive! Gain confidence. Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement. Make a difference. Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive effect on people, communities and society in general. Meet people and make friends. Volunteering can help you socialize and make new connections. Be part of your community. Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family. Help others. Volunteering can help you make a real difference in the lives of others. Learn new skills. Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications. Take on a challenge. Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents. Have fun! Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it. See below to learn a little more about each of our volunteer opportunities: AccessABLE Rec Volunteer- This rewarding experience allows you to work one on one with children or adults with special needs. Available year-round, various days/times. Lions Club Volunteer- Love kids? Volunteer your time after school to play games, assist with homework, play outside and do fun projects with Kindergarten - 5th graders. Available afternoons M - F during the school year. Book Buddies Volunteer- For Orange High School students only. Work with our youngest preschool crew to help them learn letter sounds/names, reading comprehension, rhyming and more! Available afternoons during the school year. Broadway Buddies Volunteer- Share your love of the theatre with our "stars" in our award winning adaptive theatre program. Available year-round, various days/times. Coach- Lead our young athletes in your favorite sport/s to develop skills, confidence, and teamwork throughout a season. Available afternoons and weekends year-round. Recreation Specialist Assistant- Assist our talented afterschool/weekend instructors in implementing a variety of fun sports, theatre, art, academic, or recreational activities. Available afternoons and weekends during the school year. OCER Commission Member- For those interested in serving as an appointed community member that advocates, promotes and gives feedback to OCER. Available as positions become vacant- meetings are once a month in the evening, year-round. Orange Early Childhood Parent Volunteer- For families with children enrolled in Orange Early Childhood. Everything from chaperoning field trips to planning events or assisting in the classroom. Available during the school year. Scorekeeper/Referee- This valuable volunteer helps us keep games for youth sports running smoothly. Available year-round, various days/times. Safety Town Volunteer- Help incoming Kindergarteners learn the basics of safety during an exciting one week program offered each summer. Event Volunteer- Love to mix and mingle in the community? Have a knack for planning? Join us to carry out some amazing events for our community. Available year-round, various days/times. Parent Production Team- The backbone of our Stagecrafters production- help our crew with anything from hair and make-up to donations and cast parties. Available twice a year during the weeks of Theatre Production. Summer Camp Volunteer- Help create fantastic memories for a new generation! Assist our staff with various camp activities, including crafts, swimming, sports, theatre, art and more. Available weekdays during the summer. Ski Club Volunteer- Love to ski and work with kids? Ski Club Volunteers assist us with keeping everyone safe and having fun! Available evenings/weekends during ski season.