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South County Outreach Announces Volunteer Recruitment

Lake Forest, Calif. – South County Outreach seeks more volunteers to serve families in need in South Orange County. South County Outreach is a volunteer-based organization with over 250 regularly scheduled volunteers and 2,000 annual volunteers who help throughout the year to assist the 3,000 residents it serves each month. Volunteers help with many aspects of the organization including sorting food and stocking shelves in the food pantry, driving trucks to pick up donations, sorting and cashiers at Upscale Resale Thrift Store, teaching classes at the Computer Learning Lab, to data entry and much more.


“I volunteer at South County Outreach because I feel what I do there is really important. Sure, I do different things, and some aren’t that earth shattering, but whatever I do, I get the feeling that it is important,” says a volunteer. “Sometimes I see people come in the front door and they may be near to tears. But when they leave, more often they have a smile, or don’t seem so beat down. That is why I like volunteering here.”


Front desk, pantry, and truck driver volunteers who can commit to at least one shift a week are especially needed on an ongoing basis. Front desk and pantry volunteer weekday shifts are 8:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. or 12:15-4:15 p.m.


The next Volunteer Training & Orientation sessions will be held:                                                                                     

  • Thursday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m. at 26776 Vista Terrace, Lake Forest, CA 92630;

  • Thursday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m. at 7 Whatney, Suite B, Irvine, CA 92618


All volunteers should attend an orientation session. Interested parties should complete the online “Volunteer Interest Form” located at https://www.sco-oc.org/volunteer/volunteer-interest-form/


Group and family volunteer opportunities are also available. Please contact our Volunteer Manager at volunteer@sco-oc.org or call (949) 380-8144 ext. 206 for more information.


About South County Outreach

South County Outreach, founded in 1989, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing hunger and homeless prevention services to low-income families in crisis in South Orange County.  South County Outreach helps those in crisis reach self-sufficiency by providing services that include: a food pantry, utility and rental assistance, homeless prevention counseling, computer training, clothing, and transitional housing to support homeless families.   For more information about South County Outreach, visit http://www.sco-oc.org.



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