About Maria Galasso

Maria is the Director of Operations for Volunteer Network OC and also has her own business as an Interior Designer.

New Addition to Our Board

We are proud to introduce our new board member, Darrick Garcia. Darrick brings to Volunteer Network OC a wealth of experience and wisdom that will help us achieve our goals to serve disadvantaged members of our community and to encourage getting involved through charitable work. We believe an active community that is compassionate and [...]

By |2022-11-02T22:13:12-07:00November 2nd, 2022|News|Comments Off on New Addition to Our Board

Thank You For Your Support

I wanted to thank everyone for attending our First Annual Par 4 The Cause Charity Golf Challenge. It was a great day. We started out greeting our golfers. They were in for a wonderful day of golfing at Strawberry Farms Golf Course. Jason of 19th Hole Productions made sure everyone had a great time. [...]

By |2022-08-18T20:10:08-07:00August 18th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Thank You For Your Support

Our Blessings Count

Our Blessings Count As the holidays are approaching, I find myself thinking more about individuals and families without a place they call home. I realize how blessed we really are to have our family and friends to share Thanksgiving dinner and celebrate the holidays with. Recently I visited a family member in Portland Oregon. [...]

By |2021-11-18T20:20:06-08:00November 18th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Our Blessings Count

Let’s Encourage Each Other

Let's Encourage Each Other On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, I attended a wonderful 9/11 Commencement  Ceremony presented by The Power Of One Foundation and hosted by actor Jack Scalia.  This was an amazing event held in The Hangar at The OC Fairgrounds. The remembrance event had so much for us all to reflect [...]

By |2021-09-15T17:54:30-07:00September 15th, 2021|In The Spotlight|Comments Off on Let’s Encourage Each Other

You Can Help

You Can Help I wanted to take a moment to thank all of our nonprofit organizations helping the homeless and disadvantaged in our communities. Also, thank you to our volunteers! If you have downloaded our free phone app on Google Play or The App Store, or have looked on our website, you'll notice that [...]

By |2021-07-28T18:45:15-07:00July 28th, 2021|News|Comments Off on You Can Help

Unity Is Strength

Unity Is Strength As we approach summer, all of us at Volunteer Network OC are encouraged. The spirit of volunteerism increased exponentially during the quarantine, and the Covid-19 positivity rate keeps dropping as the vaccinations are administered. We saw many new volunteers who wanted to help in any way they could. There were many [...]

By |2021-06-03T20:42:24-07:00June 3rd, 2021|News|Comments Off on Unity Is Strength

The Heart For Volunteering

The Heart For Volunteering One of the amazing things about being a part of the volunteer community is meeting special people who truly care about helping others. As the director of operations for Volunteer Network OC, I was asked to join Queen Bees, a local networking group. This is where I met Paige Hashimoto-Lizardo. [...]

By |2021-05-12T21:01:14-07:00May 12th, 2021|Angels Among Us|Comments Off on The Heart For Volunteering