211 Orange County Intern and Volunteer Opportunities

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*We need compassionate and caring individuals interested in the social services and in making a difference in their community.

With busy lives, we know it can be hard to find time to give back. However, the benefits of volunteering and interning are enormous to you, your family, and your community. We offer you the opportunity to reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Come explore the opportunities we offer and learn if we can be your new home for your volunteer or intern service!

*Benefits of Volunteering and Interning

Volunteer and Interns directly impact the lives of the people who contact 211OC for help. They gain valuable knowledge of local governmental and non-profit health and human service agencies and of the programs these agencies offer to the community. Volunteers and interns are trained in database navigation, information and referral standards, public speaking, and more.

*More About 211OC

211OC is working to become the health and human services backbone of Orange County by identifying the needs of the most vulnerable in our county, bringing resources together to meet those needs, and advocating for systemic change to effectively and permanently eradicate those challenges. Through our three core competencies, Connect, Collaborate and Inform, we have become a leading convener of service providers across the region, a main stakeholder in countywide collaborations, and an advocate on behalf of a more efficient regional communication and data collection system and infrastructure.


*Possible Volunteer and/or Intern Opportunities

-Information and Referral Specialist: Information and Referral Specialist volunteers and interns directly impact the lives of thousands of people who call 211OC for help. They gain valuable knowledge of local nonprofit and government services and of the process by which the members of our community can access those services.

-Resource Assistant: Volunteering or interning as a Resource Assistant is an ideal opportunity for someone who enjoys researching, organizing, and inputting data. Our Resource Department is responsible for updating our dynamic 5,000-program database to reflect the most current information on community, health, and disaster relief services.

-Outreach Ambassador: Outreach Ambassador volunteers and interns gain valuable knowledge of local nonprofit and government services and of the process by which the members of our community can access those services. They attend events such resource fairs, awareness events; school outreaches, distribution events, United Way VITA tax events, and more.

-CalFresh Application Assistant: CalFresh Application Assistant volunteers and interns are primarily responsible for helping people throughout our county assess their eligibility and successfully apply for CalFresh benefits (formally known as Food Stamps, known federally as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP).

-Office Facilities Coordinator: The Office Facilities Coordinator is a general source of information for employees, volunteers, outside agencies and the public. Volunteers and interns will have a variety of functions and must enjoy interacting with different personalities. This position will be at the heart of the office, learn about all of the different aspects of 211OC, and how organization interacts on behalf of and with the community.

-Grant Writer/Fundraiser Assistant: The Grant Writer/Fundraiser volunteer or intern position will provide someone with substantial experience in nonprofit development, grant writing, events planning, and researching donor prospects. Grant Writer/Fundraiser volunteers and interns directly impact the advancement and development of our organization.

Tasks vary per position. Email volunteer@211oc.org for detailed information.


• Passion for helping people in need
• Ability to work independently with little supervision
• Independent writing experience
• Verbal and written fluency in English
• Flexibility to accomplish variety of duties
• Commitment of a minimum of 100-150 hours

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