The sunny summer months are fast approaching! Many of us are beginning to prepare for vacation getaways and leisurely downtime. With temperatures continuing to rise, we will soon be creating new memories with family and loved ones. Although there’s so much to look forward to, it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement and lose sight of our neighbors in need. One fulfilling way to enjoy the sensational season ahead is to spend your spare time volunteering! There are so many opportunities right here in Old Towne Orange. Interested in helping others and making a difference? See our list of places to volunteer below.
Love the Orange Home Grown Farmers and Artisans Market? Imagine playing a significant role in their weekly community efforts. There’s a TON that goes into running a farmers market and so many ways to help! Volunteer behind the scenes by coordinating special events, or get hands on opportunities through various activities at the market every Saturday. Also, The Orange Home Grown Education Farm offers many ways to volunteer where families interested in organic farming can lend a hand. See the full page of volunteer opportunities HERE.
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The Collection by Casa Teresa has made a major impact in many lives since opening last year in Old Towne Orange. Donate by simply shopping their insanely affordable, high-quality merchandise at their resale boutique. Aside from delighting in incredible finds, there are more ways to be apart of this amazing organization. Pitch in by preparing meals during their monthly luncheon, teaching life skills classes, sorting donations, and more! CLICK HERE to learn how.
Photo Courtesy of Casa Teresa
It’s no secret that we absolutely adore The Orange Public Library. We even dedicated an entire blog post to 5 Reasons Why You Should Own an Orange Public Library Card. The library plays such a helpful role in the community, and there are plenty of ways to give back! Children as young as 13 can help out in various ways. Go to their volunteer page to learn more.
The Orange Senior Center is looking for volunteers! Whether you’re interested in assisting in activities/programs, homebound meal delivery, or office support, our local senior center has many different ways to give back. Even an hour and a half of your time a week can make a huge difference! Find out how HERE.
L’Arche Wavecrest is a local non-profit organization, rooted in Orange, whose mission is to create vital, healthy, spiritually-rich homes for individuals with and without intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). They are always seeking new friends and members for their team. If you’re interested in becoming a buddy, assisting in the organization of home/maintenance, and more, head over to their volunteer page.
Photo Courtesy of L’Arche Wavecrest
We hope to have inspired you to get out there and connect with the Orange community. Family efforts both large and small can make a huge difference. Be a positive example while meeting new people, acquiring new skills, and expanding your horizons.