About Maria Galasso

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

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

Our Newest Team Member

Volunteer Network OC is so proud to introduce Esther Shin. Esther will be a part of our volunteer team working on various projects through the summer. Having graduated from UCI with a B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior, Cum Laude, Esther is currently employed as an administrative assistant in a private medical practice in Irvine [...]

By |2020-06-27T08:19:54-07:00June 26th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Our Newest Team Member

What Do Nonprofit Organizations Need

What Do Nonprofit Organizations Need And How Can I Help?At Volunteer Network OC our mission is one of compassion for the plight of others and helping to make stronger, healthier communities.We do this by bringing volunteers together with nonprofit organizations in Orange County. You can see local events posted on our free phone app. The [...]

By |2020-05-11T18:14:58-07:00May 11th, 2020|News|Comments Off on What Do Nonprofit Organizations Need

The Spirit of Helping Others

The Spirit of Helping Others We at Volunteer Network OC thank all of our essential workers and volunteers. The spirit of helping others is alive and well. We wanted to focus on a few of the amazing people making a difference, including comedian Jay Leno. Jay has 3D printers in his garage which he [...]

By |2020-04-30T12:27:39-07:00April 29th, 2020|Angels Among Us|Comments Off on The Spirit of Helping Others


It's encouraging to see how, even in the midst of challenging times, our communities are finding ways to support one another. Thank you so much. I thought this would be a good time to write a happy blog. Last November, we had our first annual gala at Wilcox Manor in Tustin. Here is a previous [...]

By |2020-03-25T20:28:27-07:00March 25th, 2020|Inspiring Stories|Comments Off on HEART HAPPY

Working Together in 2020

I recently had the opportunity to volunteer at a local shelter with our Friends of VNOC group. One of our volunteers had heard about a great idea. Offer Christmas/holiday cards with stamps for guests at a shelter to fill out and for us to mail. We don't think about it because most of us have [...]

By |2020-01-03T16:59:25-08:00January 2nd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Working Together in 2020

Lindburgh McPherson – A Shining Example of Giving

You know that feeling you had when you were a child and you walked into a room full of Christmas trees and decorations? The wonderment of it all? You just couldn't take in the sight of everything at once! You had to look around and observe every bit and each time you looked, you [...]

By |2019-08-16T15:28:43-07:00August 13th, 2019|Angels Among Us|Comments Off on Lindburgh McPherson – A Shining Example of Giving