7 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer

Reason #1: You Feel a Sense of Duty This is why we started Volunteer Network OC: we believe that those who are more fortunate should help those who are less fortunate.  You may have been blessed with a good family, a nice home, mental and physical health, the opportunity to receive a good education, etc.  [...]

By |2019-08-09T16:07:25-07:00September 26th, 2016|VNOC, Why Volunteer|Comments Off on 7 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer


AmeriCorps is often referred to as the "domestic Peace Corps." Participants — known as AmeriCorps members — perform a year of service with a program that meets local community needs in return for a modest living allowance and education award. For the 2013-14 program year, CaliforniaVolunteers will fund up to 44 programs totaling more than [...]

By |2019-08-09T16:09:11-07:00May 8th, 2016|VNOC|Comments Off on AmeriCorps

California Faith Communities Summit

Faith communities serve as focal points for people seeking social, spiritual and recovery assistance when disaster strikes, as evidenced by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Communities that struggle to recover from these events often lack strong social and religious networks. In fact, in times of crisis, research has found [...]

By |2019-06-28T15:57:37-07:00May 8th, 2016|VNOC|0 Comments

Why Should I Get Involved?

The community needs you. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place.  The problem of homelessness and poverty exists.  As a community, we need to lend a hand to individuals and families who are in a less fortunate situation than we are.  Hopefully, with a little help, many of [...]

By |2019-08-09T16:08:37-07:00December 22nd, 2015|VNOC|Comments Off on Why Should I Get Involved?

Homelessness and Poverty in Orange County

The homeless population in Orange County continues to grow at an alarming rate.  In one night in January, 2015, a point-in-time count tallied 4,452 homeless people in Orange County.  Using that data, it is estimated that 15,300 people are homeless at least one night during the year.  has grown since the last official check two [...]

By |2019-08-09T16:08:22-07:00December 22nd, 2015|VNOC|Comments Off on Homelessness and Poverty in Orange County

The Story Behind Our Mission Statement

Our goal is to help individuals and families who are in need of shelter, food, clothing and other basic necessities. We have identified four pieces to this puzzle. They are: (a) non-profit and community organizations who directly serve the less-fortunate in our community (the “Direct Providers”); (b) support organizations, such as food banks, who assist [...]

By |2019-06-28T15:57:37-07:00December 22nd, 2015|VNOC|0 Comments