About Maria Galasso

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

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

Some Good News

Some Good News Although, we must recognize all of the lives we have lost during these trying times and we grieve for their families and friends, we finally had great news here in California. Our COVID numbers are declining. Cases are down and our average positivity rate is dropping. Plus, our hospitalization admissions are [...]

By |2021-01-27T20:50:14-08:00January 27th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Some Good News

A Message Of Gratitude

A Message Of Gratitude At Volunteer Network OC, we realize what a challenging year 2020 has been. The amazing thing is that through it all, the spirit of helping others remained stronger than ever. We saw an increase in volunteers throughout the whole year. Although physical events were few, nonprofit organizations, churches and others, [...]

By |2020-12-27T13:51:45-08:00December 27th, 2020|News|Comments Off on A Message Of Gratitude

Helping Our Homeless

Helping Our Homeless! While COVID-19 is still present and hopefully our infection numbers continue to decline, California continues its progress in helping to find shelter for our homeless neighbors. In the spring, Project Roomkey was introduced allowing California's homeless population to find shelter in motels to protect them from exposure to COVID-19. Then, in June, [...]

By |2020-09-08T21:05:37-07:00August 3rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Helping Our Homeless

Welcome Matthew

Welcome Matthew!   Volunteer Network OC is so excited to introduce everyone to Matthew Plaza.  Matthew is our new Community Outreach intern and he will be helping us with projects this summer.  He has already helped us tremendously by using his creativity to create some colorful and eye-catching social media flyers. Matthew is currently a [...]

By |2020-07-21T22:36:33-07:00July 21st, 2020|News|Comments Off on Welcome Matthew