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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: Adaptive Recreation 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.
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  • 33rd Annual Valentine's Day Dance

    Join OCE&R and the little girl in your life, for an unforgettable night that provides an evening for fathers, step-fathers, uncles, grandfathers or special someones to spend time together. This Valentine themed special event will give the opportunity to dance the night away while providing memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy refreshments and a keepsake photo! Designed for students in grades K-5 only.
  • Accounting & Finance for Non-Financial Managers

    Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. The Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explains the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career. First, get a foundation to understand the seven steps in the accounting cycle and use financial information in decision making. Come away with the knowledge to analyze resource allocation and evaluate financial performance. Then find out what you need to know about cash. Cash is the non-financial manager who really makes a difference in the day-to-day cash activities. Discover how to maximize cash flow, learn the importance of cash and find out your role in cash flow success. Finally, acquire advanced knowledge on the financial information that drives your organization. See how business reports are assessed and analyzed. An understanding of this information will help you make smart decisions when it comes to budgeting, setting goals, and assessing performance within your own area of influence.
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    Adult Learn to Swim

    This program is for those who have little to no swimming ability. Here we will conquer any fear of the water with our small class size that will provide ample time to practice. We will encourage learning at an individual pace and focus on floating, swimming on front and back and treading water.
  • After School Sports Basketball

    After School Sports Classes Grades 1-5 Sports classes are a fun opportunity for all youth sports enthusiasts, who want to wind down after their school day. Students will be dismissed from their classrooms to meet in Moreland Elementary Gym for a fun hour of play. Games are for fun in nature and are guided by youth sports staff. There is no development expectation. No Classes February 20, March 27, 28, 29, 30, April 10, Last week in April, First two weeks in May.
  • After School Sports Girls Flag Football

    **Girls After School Sports Classes that are listed on Wednesdays in the Brochure, will be held on Tuesdays, in the winter and spring sessions. After School Sports Classes Grades 1-5 Sports classes are a fun opportunity for all youth sports enthusiasts, who want to wind down after their school day. Students will be dismissed from their classrooms to meet in Moreland Elementary Gym for a fun hour of play. Games are for fun in nature and are guided by youth sports staff. There is no development expectation. No Classes February 20, March 27, 28, 29, 30, April 10, Last week in April, First two weeks in May.
  • After School Sports Net Sports (Tennis, Badminton, Pickleball, etc.)

    After School Sports Classes Grades 1-5 Sports classes are a fun opportunity for all youth sports enthusiasts, who want to wind down after their school day. Students will be dismissed from their classrooms to meet in Moreland Elementary Gym for a fun hour of play. Games are for fun in nature and are guided by youth sports staff. There is no development expectation. No Classes February 20, March 27, 28, 29, 30, April 10, Last week in April, First two weeks in May.
  • After School Sports Sidekick Soccer

    After School Sports Classes Grades 1-5 Sports classes are a fun opportunity for all youth sports enthusiasts, who want to wind down after their school day. Students will be dismissed from their classrooms to meet in Moreland Elementary Gym for a fun hour of play. Games are for fun in nature and are guided by youth sports staff. There is no development expectation. No Classes February 20, March 27, 28, 29, 30, April 10, Last week in April, First two weeks in May.
  • All Things Faith Ringgold

    Week 6. Welcome to knowing and expressing the world around you! Best known for her dynamic quilted paintings and fabric sculptures, American artist Faith Ringgold is genuinely inspirational. Born at the end of the Harlem Renaissance in New York City, Ringgold was inspired by stories and people around her to create beautiful works of art. Campers will learn about Ringgold’s expansive body of work including Tibetan art inspired sculptures, story quilts and children’s storybooks made during the Femminist art movement. Using collage, painting, fabric, and drawing, students will work on projects inspired by this artist's amazing practice.
  • All Things Jackson Pollock

    Week 2. Action Jackson! Jackson Pollock, the famous American Abstract Expressionist painter best known for his “action paintings”. Campers will create projects in a variety of mediums, including paintings and collage, and learn about this major artist and the world of Abstract Expressionism through interactive processes, and expressive painting techniques. No art camp class Monday, June 19.
  • All Things Laurel Burch

    Week 4. Why Laurel Burch? Burch had a humanitarian approach to life that inspired her body of artwork. As a female American artist and designer, she was best known for her paintings exploring the joys of life through a rainbow of brilliant colors and patterns depicting animals, figures, and nature. In this camp, young artists will create paintings, sculptures, and drawings inspired by this charming mixed-media artist. No art camp class Tuesday, July 4.
  • All Things Niki de Saint Phalle

    Week 1. Who is Niki de Saint Phalle you might ask? She is a famous French-American artist whose bold and colorful sculptures and paintings made a social impact during the Nouveau Realisme and Modernist movements. Campers will study Niki’s famous bold, colorful “ Nana” animal and figures and legacy. Projects will cover art mediums such as clay sculpture, collage, and painting in this whimsical journey into the world of Niki de Saint Phalle.
  • All Things Paul Klee

    Week 5. “That is a Paul Klee painting!” One of the most recognized and fantastic painting styles is that of Paul Klee. This Swiss-born German artist is famous for his contributions to Cubism, Surrealism, and Expressionism. As a teacher at the Bauhaus School of Art, Klee explored many forms of fine art and design. Campers will explore Klee’s impressive cubist style using color theory, design shape, and line to create paintings, drawings, and collages.
  • All Things Roy Lichtenstein

    Week 3. Who doesn't like a colorful Pop Art storyboard? Young Artists will have fun being introduced to the famous American artist Roy Lichtenstein! Working during the prolific Pop Art movement, Liechtenstein became famous for his parodic comic-like depictions of everyday items and pop culture. Young artists campers will use painting and drawing mediums to create Ben-Day dot patterned masterpieces inspired by Lichtenstein’s illustrative artworks.
  • Awesome Animals Camp

    Does your child love animals? Have them join us as we learn all about different types of animals, where they live, what they eat and what type of care they require. This one-of-a-kind experience will be filled with games, crafts, engaging activities, and even... meeting animals! Together we will learn about being responsible stewards, both for animals and the world around them while fostering understanding, respect, and empathy toward all living beings. *Lions Club Extended Care is not available for campers before, between or after Discovery Camps.
  • Ballet for Balance

    Learn the art and language of ballet to find balance and increase flexibility. This class will incorporate stretching to increase mobility in muscles and joints. Balance exercises will increase awareness of proper body alignment during movement. Please wear comfortable socks or ballet slippers. No previous experience required; must pre-register.
  • Barre Workout

    Barre is a fun, low impact, full body workout combining yoga, Pilates and ballet. Barre will lengthen muscle through micro movements that encourage balance, improve posture, muscle endurance and stability. Increase your energy, focus and breathe deep with this workout; your body will thank you!
  • Baseball - Boys Coach Pitch

    Our Baseball programs are growing and rapidly expanding. Our first base for many baseball players and athletes here in the community is our Parent / Child Little Lions Clinic. We quickly swing in to league and gameplay as Kindergarteners with t-ball and coach pitch leagues. 3rd – 6th graders can participate in recreation-level baseball programs that see us join our neighboring communities along the way. Our travel baseball program continues to grow and expand and competes with the best teams in the area and has produced varsity athletes in our community. All programs, giving players at all ages and all skill levels, an opportunity to join us for some baseball each spring. More information for your program will be available upon registration. Baseball - Boys Coach Pitch Grades 1 & 2 For young baseball players who are ready to take the next step in their baseball career. Coach pitch players should be able to throw the baseball, continue to improve catching, and be able to track pitches from a parent- pitcher. These games will be more competitive, to get the players up to real baseball speed. First weeks of practices will be group practices led by all coaches. Followed by games against other teams and communities on Monday & Wednesdays. Coached by Volunteer Parents
  • Baseball - Majors

    Our Baseball programs are growing and rapidly expanding. Our first base for many baseball players and athletes here in the community is our Parent / Child Little Lions Clinic. We quickly swing in to league and gameplay as Kindergarteners with t-ball and coach pitch leagues. 3rd – 6th graders can participate in recreation-level baseball programs that see us join our neighboring communities along the way. Our travel baseball program continues to grow and expand and competes with the best teams in the area and has produced varsity athletes in our community. All programs, giving players at all ages and all skill levels, an opportunity to join us for some baseball each spring. More information for your program will be available upon registration. Baseball - Majors Grades 5 & 6 5th & 6th Grade Rec Baseball will pick up practices the first week of May. Games will begin tentatively the week of May 22rd against our partnering neighbor communities. Games will be played until the early weeks of July. Coached by Volunteer Parents
  • Baseball - Minors (3rd & 4th Grade)

    Our Baseball programs are growing and rapidly expanding. Our first base for many baseball players and athletes here in the community is our Parent / Child Little Lions Clinic. We quickly swing in to league and gameplay as Kindergarteners with t-ball and coach pitch leagues. 3rd – 6th graders can participate in recreation-level baseball programs that see us join our neighboring communities along the way. Our travel baseball program continues to grow and expand and competes with the best teams in the area and has produced varsity athletes in our community. All programs, giving players at all ages and all skill levels, an opportunity to join us for some baseball each spring. More information for your program will be available upon registration. Baseball - Minors Grades 3 & 4 Baseball is ready for the first pitch again this season. For many this is the first experience with Player Pitch baseball, and it’s a great time to grow and improve your game! Games tentatively begin the week of May 21st against surrounding teams in nearby communities. The Season will last through June to early July. Coached by Volunteer Parents
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    Become a Freight Broker

    Become part of the exciting trucking, freight logistics, and transportation industries as a licensed freight broker or as a freight broker agent. Freight broker training will help you learn the skills you need to be a successful Freight Broker/Agent. From licensing and operations to sales and marketing, you'll learn the basics of how to run a domestic freight brokerage or agency in the United States. Freight brokerage is a growing, service-based industry. As a freight agent or broker, you connect shippers and manufacturers with transportation companies and manage those shipments. Entrepreneur magazine has rated the freight brokerage business as one of the top home-based businesses to own, and a Wall Street Journal article cited freight brokering and logistics as the largest growing sector of the transportation industry. Written by freight brokerage specialists, this freight broker course will provide you with the knowledge and resources needed to break into the shipping industry. From transportation law, contracts, and insurance, to setting up and running your own business, this is the best online freight broker training available. For details and to register click here: Instructors: Jan & Jeff Roach Location: Online
  • Beginning Conversational Spanish

    Designed for beginners, we will have you speaking and reading Spanish in no time. You will practice the basic building blocks of the language and common idiomatic expressions. You will know enough vocabulary and grammar for simple conversations, and you will learn how to ask and answer questions. Whether you speak some Spanish and need a refresher, or no Spanish, you will complete the course with the skills to communicate in Spanish. Required textbooks: Easy Spanish Step-by-Step by Barbara Bregstein, published by McGraw-Hill, ISBN 978-0-07-146338-8 MHID 0-07-146338-0. Easy Spanish Reader, Premium Third Edition by William T. Tardy, published by McGraw-Hill, ISBN 978-0-07-185019-3, MHID 0-07-185019-8.
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    Beginning Mahjong

    Part skill, part strategy, part luck, all fun! Come learn to play this enjoyable game, meet friends and exercise your brain. You must purchase a National MahJongg League 2022 card prior to class start date; they can be found online at Nationalmahjonggleague.org. It is recommended that you buy the large sized card. Must pre-register