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City of Anaheim
Community Services Department
City Hall, 4th Floor
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 765-5191
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The City of Anaheim has a variety of volunteer opportunities to suit your needs, from volunteering with the Fire Department, the Police Department, or with the Community Services Department.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities throughout Anaheim, we encourage you to visit both the City of Anaheim Volunteer Opportunities and Volunteer Center of Orange County websites.



Community Services Volunteer Opportunities

Positions may be available in the following program areas:

Playgrounds & Special Events, please contact: Sadie Cowden at 714-765-5219

East Anaheim Gymnasium - Youth Sports Program, please contact: Michael Brandt at 714-765-5298

Tiny Tots, please contact: Julie Jackson at 714-765-4980

Oak Canyon Nature Center, please contact: Denise Durkin at 714-998-8380

Downtown Youth Center, please contact Liliana Varela 714-765-4508

West Anaheim Youth Center, please contact: Mario Morales 714-765-6402

Project Say, please contact: Brian Chwan 714-765-5246

SENIOR CITIZENS

To find out more about volunteering for the Senior Programs at the Downtown Community Center, Brookhurst Community Center, and East Anaheim Community Center please contact: Maureen Richardson 714- 765-4512.

COURT REFERRALS / COMMUNITY SERVICES HOURS

Inquiries for individuals who need to complete court mandated Community Services hours maybe referred to Mark Dickinson, Senior Code Enforcement Officer 714-765-4195. He oversees the City’s graffiti removal program.

 

Fire Department Volunteer Opportunities

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Anaheim CERT promotes the ongoing training and participation of our volunteer force by providing many educational opportunities to better prepare for and respond to disasters. For more information please on CERT please click here.

 

Anaheim Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES)

RACES members register their skills, qualifications and radio equipment capability and donate their time for training and operational readiness in the event they are needed during a disaster.  All radio operators are licensed by the Federal Communications Commission.  Each RACES member agrees to attend regular meetings and participate in training sessions, donating their time and skills to provide supplemental or emergency communications in the event of a local or widespread disaster. For more information on volunteering, please click here

 

Police Department Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS)

The Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) program is to provide volunteer support staff to aid police personnel in the delivery of services to the citizens of Anaheim. VIPS representatives supplement existing departmental services, freeing paid employees to perform their necessary duties. VIPS representatives are placed in areas which utilize their skills, talents and interests, while offering a challenging and rewarding experience. Most importantly, VIPS representatives build community relations by giving the public the opportunity to become involved in the day to day activities of their police department. For more information on volunteering, click here.

P.A.C.E.
Click here for more information

Police Explorer Program
The Anaheim Police Explorer Post is a program for young men and women interested in learning about future careers in the field of law enforcement. Designed for students between the ages of 14 and 21, the Explorer Post offers youths the opportunity to be involved in their community while making new friends and gaining valuable knowledge. Click here for more information.

 

Community Groups

Don't see your non-profit organization listed?

You can still get exposure for your organizations by submitting information that will be listed on the City's official web site at www.anaheim.net. To qualify, your organization must serve residents and/or businesses in Anaheim, although you do not necessarily need to be based in the City.

To submit your organization's information via e-mail please click here

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Altrusa International, Inc. of Anaheim, District Eleven
P.O. Box 8468
Anaheim, CA 92812
home4dolly@aol.com
https://altrusaanaheimca.org/

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: We make our community better through leadership, partnership and friendship.
  • About/Info: Altrusa provides meaningful community service through the efforts of a membership of professionals and business people while supporting members' growth. The group sponsors Project Linus which provides new handmade blankets to children in trauma; assistance to abused and homeless women and their children; scholarships for re-entry women; and a variety of literacy projects.
  • Meetings: Meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month at: Holiday Inn and Suites, 1240 South Walnut; Anaheim, CA. Social at 6:00pm; Business at 6:30pm; and Dinner/Program at 7:00pm. The second Monday of the month the club meets to work on Project Linus at: Emerald Court, 1730 Medical Center Drive; Anaheim, CA. 6:00 pm

Anaheim Adult Rehabilitation Center of The Salvation Army
1300 South Lewis Street
Anaheim, CA 92805
www.anaheim.satruck.org

  • The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Centers provide spiritual, social and emotional assistance for men and women who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves.
  • Each center offers residential housing, work, and group and individual therapy, all in a clean, wholesome environment. The physical and spiritual care that program participants receive prepares them to re-enter society and return to gainful employment. Many of those who have been rehabilitated are reunited with their families and resume a normal life.
  • The Anaheim center is currently serving 145 men and 30 women at no cost for six-12 month residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
  • Hours for intake of donations: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-noon.

Anaheim Art Association
PO Box 8553
Anaheim, CA 92812
(714) 630-8891
http://anaheimart.org/

  • About/Info: Established in 1963, the Anaheim Art Association promotes understanding and appreciation of fine arts in the community. Membership is composed of artist and those who support the arts and the Association's goal is to encourage studies in the field of art by artists of all ages and levels of ability. Members have opportunities to display their work at several community venues and juried shows.
  • Meetings: General monthly membership meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month, September through May and begin at 7:30p.m. in the Brookhurst Community Center located at 2271 Crescent Avenue in Anaheim, just west of Brookhurst Blvd. Painting workshop every Tuesday from 12 noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Downtown Community Center, 250 E. Center St.

Anaheim Arts Council
PO Box 1364
Anaheim, CA 92815-1364
(714) 868-6094
ArtsAnaheimCouncil@yahoo.com
http://anaheimartscouncil.com/

  • About/Info: Established in 1977, the Anaheim Arts Council encourages involvement in music, visual arts, dance, drama, literature, culture and heritage programs and projects. The Council sponsors the Children's Art Festival held on the third Saturday in May and spotlights local businesses that provide and/or promote art through its "Art in Public Places" awards.
  • Meetings: The Board of Directors normally meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 8:30pm., Downtown Community Center. The General Membership meets on the first Thursday of the month, 6pm, Downtown Community Center.

Anaheim Ballet
280 East Lincoln Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 520-0904
info@anaheimballet.org

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: Anaheim Ballet's mission is to enlighten and entertain audiences with classically rooted programming and contemporary presentation.
  • About/Info: Anaheim Ballet provides quality performances to audiences of balletomanes as well as novice ballet-goers and acts as a haven to talented Southern California artists and as a magnet to international talents. Anaheim Ballet's Educational Outreach and Scholarship Step Up! Program is committed to the promotion of classical ballet and providing its numerous benefits to those otherwise not able to receive them.

Anaheim Beautiful, Inc.
P.O. Box 1088
Anaheim, CA 92815-1088
(714) 765-079
contact@AnaheimBeautiful.org
www.anaheimbeautiful.org

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: Our mission is to initiate, encourage, promote and actively participate to preserve and enhance the beauty of Anaheim.
  • About/Info: Anaheim Beautiful was organized in 1970 by founding President Thelma Jordan. We are an all-volunteer non-profit organization composed of citizens and affiliated local organizations. Anaheim Beautiful works Adopt A Neighborhood program in conjunction with the Anaheim Police Department Anaheim thru ACAGE (Anaheim Community Anti-Graffiti Effort). We also coordinate anti-graffiti education in the elementary schools thru a Green Ribbon program with Anaheim City School District and Magnolia School District, as well as a Campus Beautiful program in the high schools. Anaheim Beautiful is committed in “Making A Difference in Our Community” throughout all our neighbors to the West, East, South, North and Central in all zip codes.
  • Meetings: Board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at Hilgenfeld Mortuary, 120 E. Broadway, at 12 noon. Awards and Recognitions in various categories: single residential, multi-residential, historical, industrial, commercial and institutional along with Wipe-Out Anti-Graffiti are given at luncheon held on the first Wednesday in September, December and March at 11:30am. The Anaheim Beautiful Gala Awards, Recognitions along with our annual Fundraiser are held on the first Wednesday in June in the evening. Further Awards and Recognitions in the categories: Thelma Jordan Scholarship, President, Unsung Hero, and Sally White, are presented.

Anaheim Breakfast Toastmasters Club #3836
400 South Flower Street #64
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 527-6471
ferrari.e@sbcglobal.net
http://www.anaheimtoastmasters.org/

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: The mission of the Anaheim Breakfast Toastmasters Club is to help people build communication skills along with self-confidence.
  • About/Info: Anyone who has had to give a presentation or go through a job interview has experienced those familiar "butterflies." Toastmaster meetings provide a safe place to polish those communication skills and to "teach those butterflies to fly in formation.
  • Meetings: The club meets at 7:00 a.m. Tuesdays, at Jägerhaus, 2525 E. Ball Road, Anaheim.

Anaheim Chamber of Commerce
201 East Center Street
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 758-0222
info@anaheimchamber.org
http://www.anaheimchamber.org

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce’s Strategic Initiatives include: Build a Strong Local Economy, Promote and Brand the Anaheim Community, Create Networking through Business Development Opportunities, Represent Business Interests in Government, and Political Action.
  • About/Info: The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce has served the greater Anaheim area for more than 105 years, serving as a "business-friendly" advocate for its business partners and the community at large. With nearly 900 members that represent more than 100,000 employees, the Chamber actively engages in events and activities to help businesses connect with other businesses while supporting worthwhile community enhancement programs. Its well-rounded involvement in the areas of education, the arts, entertainment, sports, government and the hospitality industry make it a Chamber of note.
  • Meetings: View an updated calendar with meetings and events at: http://www.anaheimchamber.org/GetWeblinkContent.asp?fld=WCEvents&pg=EventsStartPage.aspx?OE=True

Anaheim City School District's Head Start and Preschool Programs – (7) Locations
1001 South East Street
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 517-8550
http://www.acsd.k12.ca.us/

  • About/Info: The district provides Federal and State pre-school programs at seven school sites: Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Horace Mann, Patrick Henry, Paul Revere, James Madison, Palm Lane and John Marshall schools. Participants must be qualified according to income guidelines.

Anaheim Community Foundation
200 South Anaheim Boulevard #433
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 765-4419
http://anaheimcommfound.org/

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: The Mission of the Anaheim Community Foundation is to strengthen the Anaheim community through people, partnerships and pride.
  • About/Info: The ACF assists individuals, service organizations and corporations in developing a method of giving that best fits the donor. The Foundation supports a broad base of programs ranging from arts and culture, to youth and human services, creating a link between the public and private sectors. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and all contributions are returned to the Anaheim community.

Anaheim Evening Lions Club
P.O. Box 4195
Anaheim, CA 92803
(714) 738-1496 or (714) 774-7159
WHTRBT123@aol.com

  • About/Info: Anaheim Evening Lions provides services for the visually and hearing handicapped. Fundraising efforts support: eye examinations and glasses for local needy children; Lions Sight and Hearing Mobile Testing; Wilderness Camp for the Hearing Impaired; Guide Dogs for the Blind; Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic; Anaheim Boys and Girls Club; Anaheim YMCA; Teen Hotline; and Anaheim Youth of the Year Award.

Anaheim Family YMCA
240 South Euclid Street
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 635-9622
http://www.anaheimymca.org/

  • About/Info: Established in 1911, the Anaheim Family YMCA currently serves more than 10,000 people annually in the cities of Anaheim, Cypress, La Palma and Stanton. The Anaheim Y offers a variety of youth and family programs, including licensed childcare, youth sports, camp, teen leadership clubs, and the award-winning Anaheim Achieves after school partnership. All Y programs promote character and positive values.

Anaheim Firefighter Association
1293 North Patt Street
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 447-3899
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Anaheim-Firefighters-Association-Local-2899/113870791962255

Anaheim Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team CERT
Anaheim Fire Department, Emergency Services
500 East Broadway
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 765-6951
cert@anaheim.net
http://www.anaheim.net/disasterpreparedness/

  • About/Info: The Office of Disaster Preparedness presents programs to interested Anaheim residents, schools and businesses at scheduled monthly meetings. Topics include presentations on Home and Business Preparedness Steps, Light Search and Rescue, Disaster Medical First Aid, Emergency Communications, Support of Care and Shelter Operations, Fire Prevention and Fire Extinguisher Training, Damage Assessment and EOC Support Procedures, plus more.

Anaheim High School Alumni Association
P.O. Box 389
Anaheim, CA 92815
anaheimalumni@yahoo.com
www.anaheimcolonists.com

  • About/Info: The mission of the AHSAA is to promote and support opportunities and programs to benefit today’s Colonists. The goal of the Association is to bring Colonist alumni together to once again show their SPIRIT, PRIDE and TRADITION and “fight for Old AU!!!”
  • SPIRIT — “The Colonist Spirit Award” is a scholarship presented annually to students who displays a well-rounded background in academics, extra-curricular activities and pride in being a Colonist.
  • PRIDE — The AHSAA promotes Colonist pride by supporting campus improvement projects. While the campus recently underwent $36.4 million in renovations, there are still many needed improvements and Colonist alumni support can make a huge difference.
  • TRADITION — The AHSAA will work to perpetuate Anaheim High’s rich history by preserving memories and memorabilia, as well as honoring its outstanding alumni through an annual Hall of Fame program. Anaheim Alumni can play a big part in making sure our traditions are kept alive and passed down to future Colonists.

Anaheim Hills Womens Club
665 Frontier Court
Anaheim, CA 92807
(714) 998-9781

  • About/Info: Open to women in the community who are interested in fun and friendship Members of Anaheim Hills Women's Club participate in a variety of activities, including golf, bridge and bunco, in addition to monthly luncheon meetings that include a program or special entertainment.

Anaheim Historical Society
PO Box 927
Anaheim, CA 92815-0927
(714) 397-9182
www.anaheimhistoricalsociety.com

  • About/Info: The Anaheim Historical Society was organized in 1976 as a United States Bicentennial project dedicated to the preservation of local history. The Society devotes its efforts to increased public awareness and community pride fostered by documenting the history of the people, events, and architecture of Anaheim. The Society has published several books and holds annual events to further its mission.

Anaheim Host Lion Club
P.O. Box 4711
Anaheim, CA 92803
(714) 774-9800

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: The group's motto is "We serve."
  • About/Info: Founded in 1922, the Anaheim Host Lions Club has provided a wide range of services to the community. The organization has provided eye exams and glasses to thousands of school age children, supported the Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, the City of Hope and the Southern California Lions Eye Institute.

Anaheim Interfaith Shelter
P.O. Box 528
Anaheim, CA 92815-0528
(714) 774-8502
aishalcyon@sbcglobal.net
http://aishalcyon.org/

  • About/Info: Anaheim Interfaith Shelter/Halcyon provides transitional housing and supportive services for nine homeless families for a 6-9 month period. The shelter assists two-parent families, single mothers with children or single fathers with children. Adults must be employed full time or in school with part-time employment. Eighty percent of family income is designated for savings. Weekly case management, goal setting and budgeting are required.

Anaheim Kiwanis Club Foundation
2670 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 245-2226

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: We are here to promote service in the Anaheim community and to provide a foundation for growth for the Children of the World.
  • About/Info: The Kiwanis Club of Greater Anaheim was founded in 1958. We celebrated our 50th Anniversary in 2008 at the Cal-Nev-Ha District Convention, held in Anaheim that year.

Anaheim Kiwi Club
550 Wedgewood Lane
La Habra, CA 90631
(714) 525-8540
peggyarledge@aol.com
http://www.thekiwiclub.org/chapters/tkcanaheim.html

  • About/Info: Established in 1959, the Anaheim Kiwi Club is a Social and Charitable Organization of Former and Current American Airlines Stewardesses/Flight Attendants.
  • Meetings: 2nd Saturday of each month.

Anaheim Lamplighters
518 South Brookhurst Street
Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 636-4024
info@ABWALamlighters.com
http://mysite.verizon.net/res03w39/anaheimlamplighters/

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: To bring together business women of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking, support and national recognition.
  • Meetings: Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at the beautiful California Wok – 4466 Cerritos Ave. Los Alamitos 90720. Reservations requires please contact: Hala Nakhoul (714) 920-6180 by the Sunday prior to meeting.

Anaheim League of Latin American Citizens-Council #2848
15971 Maybrook Street
Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 374-6890
yvduncan@yahoo.com

  • About/Info: This multi-faceted organization is involved with many projects in Anaheim, with a primary focus of providing scholarships for college bound students. The group also volunteers in several other non-profit organizations as needed, assists needy families, holds a Christmas party for disadvantaged children, distributes disaster funds, and is setting up a bi-lingual support hotline for Hispanic breast cancer patients.

Anaheim Museum/MUZEO
241 South Anaheim Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 95-MUZEO (714) 956-8936
info@muzeo.org
http://www.muzeo.org/

  • About/Info: The MUZEO engages the community by exploring and celebrating our diverse heritage, culture and arts through creative programming. The MUZEO hosts three traveling exhibitions per year which would otherwise not be displayed in the region. Every exhibit is enhanced with special programs, events and activities. You don’t want to miss a moment of them.

Anaheim Outdoor Science Education Foundation
1001 South East Street, Building B
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 517-7500
http://www.class-aid.com/Science_Fieldtrips.html

  • About/Info: The Foundation was established as a non-profit in 1988 with the goal of raising funds to lower the cost for 6th grade students in the Anaheim City School District to attend Outdoor Science School in the San Bernardino Mountains. About 95 percent of the funds raised go directly to schools in the form of scholarships. Without this assistance, a majority of the students would otherwise be unable to attend.

Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation
PO Box 17178
Anaheim, CA 92817-7178
Phone: (714) 554-2711 for tickets (714) 980-0505
apacfoundation@apacf.org
www.apacf.org

  • About/Info: The Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been created to develop a permanent facility as the home for local arts organizations as well as other theatre related functions and performances. The Anaheim Performing Arts Center (APAC) will serve as the permanent home for a resident stage and musical theatre production company, the Anaheim Ballet and the Orange County Symphony and house the offices of the Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation.
  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: We are dedicated to establishing and maintaining a Performing Arts Center in the City of Anaheim and to providing access to live theatre performances for all of North Orange County residents and visitors. The purpose of the center is to enhance the quality of life of Southern California residents, as well as the international community. Additionally, APAC will educate, inspire and engage the underserved of the area by making the performing arts accessible through Educational Community Outreach Programs.

Anaheim Police Association
508 North Anaheim Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 635-0272
info@anaheimpa.com
http://www.anaheimpoliceassociation.org/

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: "Commitment to Community...Dedicated to Serve.”
  • About/Info: The Anaheim Police Association was incorporated in 1967. It is the only recognized bargaining unit for the men and women serving as police officers in the City of Anaheim. The APA is community minded and strives to participate in activities and programs that will improve the quality of life in the City of Anaheim. Every year, the APA donates money and time to benefit numerous charities, groups and organizations in Anaheim and throughout Orange County.

Anaheim Public Library Foundation
P.O. Box 17355
Anaheim, CA 92817
(714) 765-1810
Anaheim Public Library Foundation webpage

  • About/Info: The Library Foundation raises money to support a variety of Library programs and services, including Audio & eBooks, new technology, and the annual Summer Reading Programs. The major fundraiser of the year is a popular Authors Luncheon and Silent Auction held each spring.

Anaheim Public Library Friends
Friends of the Anaheim Public Library
P.O. Box 8673
Anaheim, CA 92812
(714) 765-1880
Friends of the Anaheim Public Library

  • About/Info: Friends care about the welfare of the library and strive to strengthen the library's resources to the community. Proceeds from memberships and book sales go to support library collections, special programs and many valuable extras that enhance your library experience.
  • Meetings: Join us at the Central Library on the 4th Monday of each month at 1pm. We are always looking for new members, volunteers and donations.

Anaheim Public Library Friends at Canyon Hills (FOCAL)
Friends of the Canyon Hills Library
400 Scout Trail
Anaheim, CA 92807
(714) 974-7630
Friends of the Canyon Hills Library

  • About/Info: The FOCAL group raises money to support Library programs, collections, and services through book sales and fundraisers held throughout the year.
  • Meetings: Meets on the 3rd Thursday of every other month, starting with January, at 10am in the Canyon Hills Library Multipurpose Room.

Anaheim Republican Women, Federated
875 South Orchid Lane
Anaheim, CA 92808
(714) 283-5134
AnaheimRWF@cfrw.org
http://www.cfrw.org/index.cfm/club-Anaheim_RWF_7.htm

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: The purpose of the Anaheim Republican Women, Federated is to educate and motivate its members to initiate effective political action.

Anaheim Rotary Club
P.O. Box 413
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 496-2096
www.anaheimrotary.com

  • About/Info: Founded in 1921, the Anaheim Rotary Club is an organization of business and professional leaders from Anaheim dedicated to carrying out a remarkable variety of humanitarian, educational and cultural programs both locally and worldwide. The club encourages high ethical standards in all vocations and helps to build good will and peace in the world.

Anaheim Secondary Teachers
50 South Anaheim Boulevard Suite 300
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 349-1882
astaoftu@aol.com
http://astateacher.com/

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: It is the mission of the Anaheim Secondary Teachers Association to empower teachers and advance public education for the success of our students and community.

Anaheim Senior Citizens Club
250 East Center Street
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 765- 4510
http://www.anaheim.net/article.asp?id=74

  • About/Info: The Senior Citizen's Club provides recreation, health education, legal, travel and other services for adults 50 years and older. The Club also monitors zoning and planning changes that might impact safety, housing and other quality-of-life issues for seniors. The group's popular Travel Club sponsors four trips per month to local and overnight destinations. Bridge and bingo are popular activities as well as health fairs, screenings and health information. Senior programming also takes place at Brookhurst Community Center, 2271 W. Crescent Ave. and East Anaheim Center, 8201 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road

Anaheim Order Sons of Italy (Lodge #2076)
408 North Anaheim Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 776-0641
http://www.anaheim2076.org/

  • About/Info: We are a national organization of men and women who represent the estimated 26 million Americans of Italian heritage, dedicated to promoting our culture, our traditions, our language, the legacy of our ancestors, and our contributions to the U.S. and the world.
  • Meetings: 4th Wednesday at 7:30pm

Anaheim Hills Rotary Club
P.O. Box 27661
Anaheim Hills, CA 92809-7661
(714) 998-3041
http://anaheimhillsrotary.org/

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: “Service Above Self.”
  • About/Info: The Anaheim Hills Rotary was chartered on May 14, 1985. We came to be a Rotary Club from the following lineage: Los Angeles Rotary Club (L.A.“5” in District 528) chartered 1909 sponsored Long Beach Rotary Club chartered 1917; LBRC sponsored Santa Ana Rotary Club chartered 1920; SARC sponsored Anaheim Rotary Club chartered 1921; ARC sponsored Anaheim Sunrise Rotary Club chartered 1984; ASRC along with the Yorba Linda Rotary Club, sponsored the Anaheim Hills Rotary Club. Since its inception, Anaheim Hills Rotary Club has played an important part in the life of the community. Its members have not only supported the efforts of neighboring Rotary clubs in addition to AHRC, they have supported numerous other philanthropic and community minded groups, especially in the Canyon Hills area. Anaheim Hills Rotary Club takes great pride in the fact that its members come from a number of different ethnic and religious backgrounds.
  • Meetings: Monday @ Anaheim – 12:00 Noon – Diamond Club, Edison Field, 2000 Gene Autry Way, and Thursday @ Anaheim Hills – 6:30 pm – Anaheim Hills Golf Course – 6501 E. Nohl Ranch Rd., Anaheim Hills.

Anaheim Supportive Housing for Senior Adults
891 South State College Boulevard #A
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 282-8388
AcaciaGary@aol.com

  • About/Info: ASHSA plans to open its first two facilities in 2003 and will provide affordable apartment homes, transportation, and resident services coordination to senior citizens of low and moderate income. In addition to the customary social and recreational programs found in senior apartment communities, ASHSA's resident services coordinator will identify volunteer and employment opportunities for residents, as well as relevant public and private health and social services agencies. All of these will assist residents to maintain their individual and independent lifestyles and contribute to their community.

Anaheim Family YMCA Academic Mentor Program
240 South Euclid Street
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 635-9622
http://www.anaheimymca.org/give-back/mentoring/

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: Be the change you want to see in the world. Become a youth mentor.
  • About/Info: All children have the potential to succeed in life and contribute to society. However, not all children get the support they need to thrive. As a mentor, you’ll be helping young students soar to new heights-and blossom with creativity, character and confidence. You can provide one-on-one homework assistance, share a talent or skill, provide career and college guidance and mostly show care and support that will last through a child’s life. Youth mentoring only takes one hour a week. Whatever your background, experience or interest, mentoring at the YMCA is an ideal place to make a difference in a child’s life.

Anaheim Family YMCA Children's Station
100 South Atchison Street
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 774-KIDS (5437)
http://www.anaheimymca.org/programs/childrens-station/

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: At the Y, we strengthen the foundations of community . We work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
  • About/Info: With so many demands on today’s families, parents need all the support they can get. That’s why child care at the Y is about more than looking after kids. It’s about nurturing their development by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. As a state-licensed infant care, preschool and pre-kindergarten for children ages 2 months to 6 years, the Children’s Station provides a supportive and nurturing place for children to learn, grow, have fun and gain skills to succeed in primary school. Serving 90 children daily, the center also offers parents resources to learn about child development, education and nutrition. A full-time onsite cook ensures children eat well balanced, nutritious meals.

Anaheim VIP Adult Day Health Care Center
1158 North Knollwood Circle
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 229-3355
http://www.communityseniorserv.com/

  • About/Info: The V.I.P. Centers are individualized Adult Day Health Care programs designed for individuals with a physical or mental impairment that handicaps activities of daily living. We are a non-profit facility licensed by the Department of Aging and the Department of Health Services, and operate under Community SeniorServ. The V.I.P. Centers offer medical monitoring, physical and occupational therapy, social services, nutritional services, activities, incontinence care, and transportation.

Ana-Modjeska Players, Inc.
P.O. Box 3354
Anaheim, CA 92803
(714) 991-4135

  • About/Info: This community theatre group provides, education, entertainment and enlightenment through quality performances, as well as creative and technical opportunities. The group produces two theatrical productions and a variety show each year and will be introducing drama workshops for children and adults in the future.

Angels Community Programs
2000 Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 940-2070
http://losangeles.angels.mlb.com/ana/community/ana_community_programs.jsp

  • About/Info: Angels Baseball actively engages in the community through a variety of programs geared toward education, healthcare, as well as youth baseball and softball. Other community programs include Angels in the Outfield, and the Angels Baseball Foundation.

Anaheim Ducks in the Community
Honda Center
2695 East Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 704-2409 or (877) 945-3946
http://ducks.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=44877

  • About/Info: Anaheim Ducks in the Community provides a variety of signature community events and programs. Events and programs include: Annual Walk of Hope, Earth Day Celebration, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Bracelets, Tiger Woods Learning Center Night, Anaheim Ducks Surprise Puck Sets, George Parros Cut for the Kids, and Military Appreciation Night.

Assistant League of Anaheim
1341 West La Palma Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 535-1336
www.anaheim.assistanceleague.org

  • About/Info: A chapter of the National Assistance League, the Assistance League of Anaheim assists the community through a variety of programs, including: Operation Sight Saver which provides equipment for partially sighted individuals; Kids on the Block program offering puppets for third grade students; and Operation School Bell which clothes children unable to attend school due to lack of proper clothing. The group also offers community services help for economically disadvantaged Anaheim citizens and a senior citizen fellowship luncheon and entertainment. Other programs include providing assault survivor kits to Halcyon Interfaith Shelter, the Hug-a-Bear program in conjunction with the Anaheim Police and Fire departments and financial support for the Anaheim Public Library, Boys and Girls Club, Anaheim Museum and Meals on Wheels.

Avio Dutch Club
1557 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 774-2840
http://www.dutchinamerica.com/p/dutch-club-avio-anaheim-ca

  • About/Info: We provide English language news for the Dutch-American community. Topics that we cover include Dutch-American cultural events and current affairs. We provide a unique Dutch-American perspective to the news articles we carry.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County
14131 Yorba Street Suite 200
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 544-7773
info@bigbrooc.org
www.BigBroOC.org

  • About/Info: Every time you donate money or time to Big Brother Big Sisters, you help a child reach their potential.

Boy Scouts of American-Orange County Council
1211 East Dyer Road
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 546-4990, (714) 546-8558
http://www.ocbsa.org/

  • About/Info: Through chartered organizations, the Boy Scouts provides a program for youth to encourage them to be faithful in their religious duties and build desirable qualities of character by involving them in citizenship and personal fitness. Special emphasis is placed on assisting in the home, religious groups and in schools, thereby achieving success in the development of abiding values in the lives of young people

Boys & Girls Club of Anaheim
311 East Broadway
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 491-3617
http://www.theboysandgirlsclub.org/

  • About/Info: The Club provides before and after school programs for all school-aged youth and is open to all children regardless of race, religion or economic status. Memberships are $20 annually.

Binky Patrol-Comforting Covers for Kids, North Orange County Chapter
Patty & Jerry Duffner
CA Chapter - Anaheim Hills/Orange/Yorba Linda
(714) 512-0893
familyof6fornow@adelphia.net
http://www.binkypatrol.org/

  • About/Info: We are heading into our 14th successful year and looking forward to doing it together. Dedicated to making and giving homemade blankets to children and teens in need of comfort. Sewn, knitted, and crocheted. All ages welcome. Children and teens who are ill, abused, in foster care or experiencing trauma receive binkies as gifts. Seniors, churches, schools, scouts and other organizations have joined the efforts by making binkies to go to local children and teens. Volunteers are always welcome and need not be crafty, just have a heart to comfort children in need.
  • Meetings: Our meetings are every 4th MONDAY each month, except for the busy holiday months of November & December. Meetings are held at 4685 Via Corzo in Yorba Linda

Bereaved Parents of the USA, North Orange County Chapter
12422 Grayling Avenue
Whittier CA 90604
(562) 697-9480, (714) 750-9237
Sharynrealtor@yahoo.com
http://www.bpnorange.bpchapter.org/HTML/Home.htm

  • About/Info: Bereaved Parents is a support group for families who have had a child pass away.
  • Meetings: 3rd Monday of the month, 7pm - 9pm, 18582 Marion Way Villa Park, CA 92861. 1st Friday each month, 7pm - 9pm, 818 San Simeon Circle Placentia, CA 92870

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CalOptima Senior Select Program
505 City Parkway West
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 246-8500 or or toll-free at (888) 587-8088
http://www.caloptima.org/

  • About/Info: CalOptima administers the Medi-Cal benefit to Orange County Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Services include routine physician care, hospital and emergency services. CalOptima's Senior Select Program provides supportive services to members 65 and older, including case management and coordination of home and community-based services. CalOptima also funds other support services such as meals, homemaker and home modification to eligible members. Members with disabilities can also access the Community Liaison program that offers assistance with service coordination and advocacy.

Canyon Acres Children's Services
160 South Fairmont Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92808
(714) 383-9400
http://www.canyonacres.org/

  • About/Info: Canyon Acres is a private organization established in 1980 to provide integrated residential and foster care, intensive mental health treatment and supportive family services for local abused and emotionally troubled children.

Canyon Hills Community Council
PO Box 18261
Anaheim, CA 92817
http://www.chccanaheim.com/

  • About/Info: The Canyon Hills Community Council is a non-political group of local citizens, businesses and other organizations, joined together for the betterment of our community.
  • Meetings: Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month, from September through June - with the exception of December. Meetings start promptly at 7:00 PM at the Community Center in the Anaheim Community Center located at 8201 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd. Anaheim, CA

Canyon Hills Women's Club
P.O. Box 17750
Anaheim, CA 92817
(714) 284-7270
info@canyonhillswomensclub.org
http://www.canyonhillswomensclub.org/home

  • About/Info: Canyon Hills Women's Club (CHWC) - a non-profit volunteer organization established in 1976 - is comprised of 28 women from Anaheim, Yorba Linda, Brea, Orange and surrounding cities who dedicate their time to build a better community through scholarships and donations to local schools, libraries, charities and community events. The club hosts an annual Spring Tea & Auction in May and a Holiday Bazaar at Canyon High School in October.
  • Meetings: CHWC meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month (except July), at the East Anaheim Community Center, 8201 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road, in Anaheim Hills.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
1505 E. 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 619-5152
volunteers@casaoc.org
http://casaoc.org

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: The mission of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, together with its state and local members, is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused or neglected child can be safe, establish permanence and have the opportunity to thrive.
  • About/Info: : CASA serves children who, for their own protection, have been removed from their homes and placed in foster care. Judges refer the most serious cases of child abuse and neglect to CASA so that one volunteer can consistently spend time with one child, building a relationship and ensuring that each child is receiving the support and attention he or she needs and deserves while going through the foster care process..
  • Meetings: Become a volunteer mentor-advocate, CASA Ambassador, or make a donation. Check under the "volunteer" section of the website for more information.

CA Hispanic Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Casa Elena
832 South Anaheim Boulevard
Anaheim CA 92805
(714) 772-5580
egallegos@chcada.org
www.chcada.org

  • About/Info: Casa Elena is a recovery home designed to provide Latina women with an alcohol free, supportive environment that facilitates the recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Casa Elena provides a homelike atmosphere that offers a structured program of recovery services that supports the learning experiences of women with alcohol related problems.

Mental Health Association of Orange County (MHA)-Project Together Mentor Program
790 Town and Country Road
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 836-0355
mhainfo@mhaoc.org
http://www.mhaoc.org/mentorprogram.aspx

  • About/Info: The Mental Health Association Project Together Mentor Program (MHA-PT) provides mentoring services for children, youth and families that are receiving mental health treatment through the County of Orange Health Care Agency, Children & Youth Services (CYS) and CYS contracted programs.

Children of St. Justin Martyr
2030 West Ball Road
Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 772-4902
info@saintjustin.org

  • About/Info: St. Justin Martyr School is an integral part of the Catholic Church's mission to spread our faith, educate our children, celebrate through worship, and serve the community.

Christian Educators Association Intl
Forrest Turpen, Western Regional Director
227 North Magnolia Avenue Suite 2
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 761-1476
forrest@ceai.org
http://www.ceai.org/

  • About/Info: Christian Educators Association Intl. founded in 1953 to encourage, equip and empower Christians serving in public and private education. The Western Regional Office re-located to Anaheim in 2007. The association offers professional liability insurance, a quarterly publication, regional and national meetings and numerous other member benefits.

Community Service Programs Inc./ CSP, Victim Assistance Program
1821 East Dyer Road Suite 200
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(949) 250-0488
generalinfo@CSPinc.org
http://www.cspinc.org/

  • About/Info: Additional offices at Justice Centers in Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Laguna Niguel, Westminster and Orange. CSP, Victim Assistance Program provides services for victims and witnesses of crime and encourages cooperation in the investigation of the case and prosecution of the offender. The staff and trained volunteers serve victims and their families through crisis intervention, support counseling, emergency aid, resource/referral counseling, restitution, compensation claim assistance, temporary restraining order assistance, court support and accompaniment. Counselors provide 24-hour response on the rape crisis hotline and in hospital emergency rooms.

Creative Identity
2580 West Orange Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 527-2508
creativeidentityanaheim@yahoo.com

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: It is our mission to assist in improving the quality of life for adults with developmental disabilities through participation in the arts. Our goal is to the use the arts to enhance the quality of an individual's everyday life and to provide a transitional program that will ultimately develop the individual's lifestyle within the community as a whole.

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D.E.V.O.T.E.
Dedicated Employee Volunteers Offering Time And Energy
200 S. Anaheim Blvd. #433
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 765-5263
devote@anaheim.net

  • What is DEVOTE?
    DEVOTE is a group of City employees who donate their time and energy to work on philanthropic community projects. DEVOTE raises funds and organizes special events for people in need throughout Anaheim.

  • How did DEVOTE get started?
    DEVOTE is the result of a 1992 Public Utilities Department Teambuilding Task Force to create a morale-boosting group of volunteers to contribute to the community. DEVOTE has been a proud tradition ever since. In 2006, City employees outside Utilities became involved. DEVOTE is now a City-wide organization.

  • Is DEVOTE a nonprofit?
    DEVOTE operates under the Anaheim Community Foundation (ACF), which is a 501(c)(3)organization founded in 1984 whose mission is to build community through people,partnerships and pride. Under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors from the Anaheim civic and business communities, the ACF acts as a community vehicle for accepting donations of property, money, or securities from individuals, organizations,and corporations, all of which are returned to the community. For more information visit: www.anaheimcf.org.

Downtown Anaheim Association
290 South Anaheim Boulevard Suite 103
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 956-3586
downtownanaheim@yahoo.com
http://www.downtownanaheim.com/

  • About/Info: The DAA sponsors a weekly Farmer's Market on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. featuring more than 50 food and crafts vendors and live music. It also hosts larger events to promote downtown Anaheim, including several concerts with name entertainers and civic events such as the Nutcracker Holiday celebration.

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Earth Connections/Horses Heal
1370 South Sanderson Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 535-3510, Ava Roberts (866) 476-2754
rdrstable@aol.com
http://anaheimequestriancenter.com/AnaheimEquestrianCenter/Programs_Events.html

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: Earth Connections' mission is to implement positive change through interaction with the environment and animals.
  • About/Info: Our environmental focus is on recycling, especially composting. Our education program includes classes, field trips, eco camp, and scout badge activities. The Horses Heal program provides equine assisted learning, counseling and coaching to youth at risk and people in recovery from chemical dependence and eating disorders. Our Forget Me Not program provides equine assisted learning and recreational riding for people with mild forms of autism.

Ebell Club of Anaheim
266 North Helena Street
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 776-1341
ebellhallanaheim@gmail.com
http://ebellclubofanaheim.org/

  • About/Info: The Ebell Club of Anaheim provides ongoing cultural and educational opportunities to its members and the community. The Club's emphasis is on performing arts, art education, promoting youth leadership by awarding scholarships to graduating high school students who excel in fine arts. The Club also supports children's programs at the public library and art classes at the Speech and Language Development Center, as well as many others worthy community projects.
  • Meetings: General Meetings are conducted on the first Monday of each month at 11:00 a.m. at the Ebell Clubhouse. Board Meetings occur the third Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. refreshments and 9:30 a.m. meeting at the Ebell Clubhouse.

The Eli Home, Inc. For Abused Children
Eli Administrative Offices
1175 North East Street
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 300-0600
elihome@elihome.org
http://www.elihome.org/

  • About/Info: The Eli Home is an emergency and transitional shelter for victims of child abuse and domestic violence. Comprehensive programs include parenting training, anger management, self-esteem classes and body-rights.

Eritrean Youth Organization of Orange County
Young People's Front for Democracy and Justice
9778 Katella Avenue Suite 102
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 590-0189
info@youngpfdj.com
http://youngpfdj.wordpress.com/

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: To build a strong community and provide resources to enhance the academic and social development of the Eritrean youth in America. To represent the Eritrean heritage abroad. To strengthen our unity and identity by promoting our culture, history and tradition in the USA.
  • About/Info: The EYOOC is a non-profit organization based in Orange County, California. The Organization, which was established in the City of Anaheim in August 2004, recruits young eritrean-americans in age between 18 and 35. EYOOC includes a variety of activities from educational to entertainment, for all ages that embrace the Eritrean and American community and especially target the youth.

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Family Connections
225 West Carl Karcher Way
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 744-5301
ocarch@concentric.net
http://www.ocaac.com/

  • About/Info: Family Connections matches adults with developmental disabilities to be matched with a state certified family. The organization provides services and support to the family and client. All families are compensated tax-free for their services.

Friends of the Anaheim Public Library
P.O. Box 8673
Anaheim, CA 92812
(714) 765-1880
Friends of the Anaheim Public Library

  • About/Info: Friends care about the welfare of the library and strive to strengthen the library's resources to the community. Proceeds from memberships and book sales go to support library collections, special programs and many valuable extras that enhance your library experience.
  • Meetings: Join us at the Central Library on the 4th Monday of each month at 1pm. We are always looking for new members, volunteers and donations.

Friends of the Canyon Hills Library
c/o Canyon Hills Library
400 Scout Trail
Anaheim, CA 92807
(714) 974-7630
Friends of the Canyon Hills Library

  • About/Info: Both Friend's groups support many of the Library's programs with book sales and other programs that raise money for the purpose of buying books for Anaheim's public library system.
  • Meetings: Meets on the 3rd Thursday of every other month, starting with January, at 10am in the Canyon Hills Library Multipurpose Room.

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German Phoenix Club of Orange County
1340 South Sanderson
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 563-4166
info@thephoenixclub.com
http://thephoenixclub.com/

  • About/Info: The Phoenix Club is the largest German-American Club in Southern California and offers many activities for Members from Choir Singing and Dance Groups to Mardi Gras and Soaring to Soccer and Table Tennis.

Girl Scout Council of Orange County
9500 Toledo Way Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 461-8800
girlscouts@GirlScoutsOC.org
http://gscoc.org/

  • About/Info: In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together. Through many enriching experiences, girls from 5 to 17 grow strong in body, mind and spirit. The Girl Scout experience provides a wide variety of opportunities that help each girl reach her full potential. Girls develop life-long values, learn to relate to others with respect and become successful contributing members of their communities. Adult volunteers are role models to girls.

Goals
1170 North La Palma Park Way
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 956-4625
info@goals.org
http://www.goals.org/

  • About/Info: GOALS is a multi-service organization that involves underserved youth in select Anaheim neighborhoods. GOALS after school activities include mandatory academics each week, weekly ice hockey at Anaheim ICE and periodic community service where GOALS participants help others in the community. In the past year, more than 1,800 local youth participated in GOALS activities.

Grandma's House of Hope
174 West Lincoln Avenue #541
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 558-8600
info@grandmashouseofhope.org
http://www.grandmasHouseofHope.org

  • About/Info: Grandma’s House of Hope is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) charity whose mission is to provide compassionate, uplifting transitional care for women in crisis and hungry children in Orange County. Through our integrated programs, such as the Grandma’s Transitional Home and Nana’s Kidz, GHH strives to become a safety net for uniquely underserved women and children through hope, love, and healing.

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Harborlites Chorus
Marcia Bosma
(714) 884-4818
marcia@mbosma.com
http://www.harborliteschorus.org/

  • About/Info: Harborlites Chorus, directed by Pam Pierson, is an award-winning women's show chorus, over 100 members strong, performing a rich combination of All-American musical favorites. We are committed to musical excellence and education through practice, performance and competition. Harborlites is the 2005 International Chorus Champions of the non-profit worldwide organization Sweet Adeline’s International, whose purpose is to teach, perform, and preserve the American folk art of singing a cappella four-part harmony, barbershop style. Harborlites is known for its musicality, dynamic energy, and showmanship on stage. The chorus is available for commercial bookings, meetings and other special events. New singers and guests are welcome at any Monday night rehearsal.

Hart Community Homes
208 North Lemon Street
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 526-2729
connect@hartcommunityhomes.org
http://www.hartcommunityhomes.org/

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: To promote the community integration of youth who have transitioned through the foster care system and to create services which expand their opportunities for personal freedom and choice.
  • About/Info: Hart Community Homes was founded in 1996 to assist Orange County youth who are placed in the foster care system. We operate two state-licensed residential treatment homes in Orange, CA for boys ages 13-18. Our youth have a background of abuse, parental alcoholism and drug addiction, family mental illness, neglect and abandonment.

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International House of Blues Foundation
1530 South Disneyland Drive
Anaheim , CA 92802
(714) 520-2388
http://www.ihobf.org

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: Promoting Cultural Understanding and Creative Expression Through Music and Art
  • About/Info: Established as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit public charitable organization in 1993, the International House of Blues Foundation (IHOBF) is dedicated to promoting cultural understanding and creative expression through music and art. Highlighting African American cultural contributions, the foundation brings art and music to schools and communities. IHOBF promotes its mission through core educational programs, community cultural activities and special events.

Islamic Institute of Orange County
1220 North State College Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 533-6271
admin@iioc.com
http://www.iioc.com/

  • About/Info: The Islamic Institute of Orange County (IIOC) was established in 1991 with the goal of serving Muslims and people of all faiths. We operate a full time elementary school and offer many educational classes for people of all ages and faiths. We are also a member of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California.

Islamic Shura Council of Southern California
2115 West Crescent Avenue Suite 261
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 239-6473
info@shuracouncil.org
www.shuracouncil.org

  • About/Info: The Islamic Shura Council is a federation of Mosques & Muslim organizations serving more than half a million Muslims in Southern California. The Shura Council also organizes an annual Open Mosque Day on 3rd Sunday of August that invites neighbors to the Mosque to meet Muslims and their culture, traditions and know Islam, its history & its presence in North America.

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Leadership Anaheim
1475 West Wedgewood Drive
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 991-8745
anzom@aol.com

  • About/Info: Leadership Anaheim promotes the development of dedicated, knowledgeable men and women who are interested in serving as Anaheim's future leaders. The nine-month program meets one full day a month and exposes participants to local government, accessing the system, civic affairs and general knowledge of the Anaheim community - law, justice, community services, tourism, transportation, education, health care, business & economic development, public works, utilities, volunteer opportunities, cultural issues. Civic unity and community leadership are encouraged and strengthened.
  • Meetings: Monthly Board of Directors Meeting is the First Wednesday of Every Month - 7:30AM at Downtown Community Center - Board Room, 250 E. Center St.; Anaheim, CA 92805

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MOMS Club of Anaheim
Non-profit, Anaheim Moms group
(714) 828-6402
momsclubofanaheim@yahoo.com
http://momsclubofanaheim.tripod.com/

  • About/Info: MOMS Club is a nonprofit group designed to support moms who have chosen to stay at home with their child(ren) during the day. Prospective members can attend two member meetings before joining the chapter.
  • Meetings: Our member meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month. Our meeting starts at 10:30 AM. Our monthly general membership meeting is when we vote on club issues, share ideas and announcements and review our club calendar. We also host guest speakers on topics of interest to our members. It's a great time to meet and greet new and old friends! Children are always welcome.

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Native American Methodist Church
800 South Lemon Street
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 535-2429
naumc@earthlink.net
http://www.umc.org/

  • About/Info: The Church encourages the rediscovery of Native American culture through intertribal dance workshops, tribal fellowship meetings and tribal language classes. It also invites Native Americans and others to become aware of and experience the reality of God's presence, power, love and purpose for their lives through worship services, studies and fellowship gatherings.

North Orange County Regional Occupational Program (ROP)
Student Information Services
385 North Muller Street
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 502-5858
http://www.nocrop.us/

  • About/Info: The North Orange County ROP offers high school juniors, seniors, and adults more than 350 sections of 100+ career-technical/career preparation classes that include agriculture; arts & communications; automotive technology; business technology and marketing; childhood education; construction technology; consumer and human services; culinary arts; health sciences; information technology; legal and protective services; manufacturing technology; science and technology and travel and tourism. Services include a Career Development Center that helps the public with assessment, resume development, interview practice and job search. Other services include VESL (vocational English as a second language); a reading, writing and math learning lab; a basic skill lab and individual tutoring; and services to adults with disabilities. Adults pay a $50 registration fee that can be waived for need.

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Orange County Cactus and Succulent Society(OCCSS)
1000 S. State College Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92806
714-624-8243
www.occss.org

  • The OCCCS is a non-profit Society whose mission is to stimulate interest in the culture, propagation and preservation of cactus and succulent plants. They do this by providing a forum for sharing this interest and providing fellowship with other enthusiasts.At the meetings, members and visitors share information, growing tips, and exchange plants. Guest speakers describe their worldwide travels exploring plants in natural habitats. We go on field trips to the desert and to cactus dealers. Local cactus dealers often show up at the meetings and many people bring in free plants for others.Guests are always welcome, so please join them for some great tips and even better company.Their very popular Annual Show and Sale is taking place April 28, 29, and 30 at the above address. Please join them and pick up some great plants for your home or office.

Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center
500 South Main Street Suite 1100
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 543-4333
ChildAbusePrevention@BrightFutures4Kids.org
http://www.brightfutures4kids.org/

  • About/Info: The Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center provides free in-home parenting education and support for families throughout Orange County. Every mother and father wants to be a good parent. Unfortunately, many have not had good role models and they've never been shown loving and positive parenting skills. The Center offers a variety of programs for families including first-time moms, teen moms, and families coping with drug or alcohol addiction and parents with special needs children.

Orange County Christian Charities
7722 Fillmore Drive #B
Buena Park, CA 92620
(714) 229-0097
orangecountychristiancharities@yahoo.com

  • About/Info: OCCC is a grassroots Christian Community Development Organization that empowers families to achieve their fullest potentials. The thing that makes OCCC unique is its location within the community. Participants only need to step out their doors and walk down the street to attend English classes; and while they learn, volunteers watch their children in the next room. The community also benefits from the OCCC food distribution and purchase activity that will soon become a complete food and wellness program.

Orange County Family Justice Center
150 W. Vermont Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 765-1618
kdilley@anaheim.net
www.ocfjcfoundation.org

  • About/Info: Based in Anaheim, the OCFJC Foundation serves the entire community of Orange County. The mission of the OCFJC Foundation is to provide direct victim assistance and empowerment and prevention resources to victims and families whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and elder abuse. The OCFJC Foundation transforms victims into survivors and breaks the cycle of violence.

    We take many of our programs directly into the communities we serve. Our Kids Creating Change program is available for us to take offsite and offer in family resource centers, community centers, schools and other community sites. Children who witness violence at home and in the community need to develop healthy and nonviolent strategies to respond to every-day stresses. Our Children’s Survivors Academy, a 20-hour program, empowers young people with the necessary knowledge and skills to break the cycle of abuse.

Orange County Foster Care Auxiliary
333 South Brookhurst Street
Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 778-3383
fostercareaux@yahoo.com
www.fostercareaux.com

  • About/Info: The group meets the ongoing needs of foster children in the community by holding several events throughout the year. Run by volunteer foster parents, donors can be assured that 100 percent of donations go directly to the children.

Orange County Korean Community Service Center, Inc.
9884 Garden Grove Boulevard
Garden Grove, CA 92844
(714) 636-7400
ockoreancenters@aol.com

  • About/Info: This community service center assists newly arriving Korean immigrants, with an emphasis on seniors, by helping with everyday problems such as translating mail and other paper work. The Center also helps needy families with its Healthy Family Program and Medi-Cal. The disabled and seniors can also get help in applying for SSA, SSI, MSI, Medicare, CAPI and Renter's Assistance.

Orange County Rescue Mission
One Hope Drive
Tustin, CA 92782
(800) 663-3074 or (714) 247-4300
info@rescuemission.org
http://www.rescuemission.org/

  • About/Info: Services are offered to poverty stricken, homeless or living in poverty motels through the Mission's Strong Beginnings Program. The comprehensive case management program provides emergency assistance, stabilization/self-sufficiency assistance, and transition to permanent housing assistance. The program also provides free mobile medical services, free mobile career services, a food ministry at two local motels, Christian counseling and therapy, veteran services, Bible Studies and Children's Ministries at motels in partnership with local congregations.

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Paint Your Heart Out Anaheim
1260 North Hancock Suite 103
Anaheim, CA 92807
(714) 970-1150
ContactUs@pyho.org
www.pyho.org

  • About/Info: A private, non-profit organization, Paint Your Heart Out Anaheim recruits volunteers from the community and uses donated supplies and materials or those bought with donations to repair, and refurbish homes for low-income senior or disabled Anaheim homeowners. Criteria for the recipients includes: low-income according to HUD guidelines, own their home, has an Anaheim address and is either over 65 years old or receiving disability. Since 1991, 441 homes have been refurbished, a value of $3 million dollars in neighborhood improvements, at no cost to the homeowners. Applications for homeowners and volunteers available on-line. Applications for potential homes are reviewed September through January. Applications are approved in February. Repairs and prep work is done in March and April. Homes are painted the first Saturday in May. Major fundraisers include the Celebrity Waiter Gala in October and the Wine and Jazz Festival in June. In 2000, PYHOA expanded its services to include renovating historic structures and building homes for low to moderate income families. This project will also serve as a fundraising mechanism for PYHOA, once the properties are sold.

The Phoenix Club
1340 South Sanderson Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 563-4166
info@thephoenixclub.com

  • About/Info: Situated immediately north of the Honda Center, this German cultural club has a membership of approximately 1,500 families and offers 18 sub-groups including members who soar in their own gliders, folk dancing, youth ballet, choir, soccer, table tennis and others. It boasts of one of the largest Oktoberfests in Southern California among the club's spacious facilities which include a 500-person ballroom, and the Lorelei German restaurant.

Placentia / Yorba Meals on Wheels
1130 East Yorba Linda Boulevard
Placentia, CA 92870
(714) 524-5056
placentiayorbamow@sbcglobal.net

  • About/Info: Placentia / Yorba Meals on Wheels is a non-profit 501c3 organization delivering meals to people in Placentia, Yorba Linda and Anaheim Hills, Monday through Friday. Our mission is to provide nourishing meals to individuals who are unable to prepare or obtain adequate meals for themselves. We have been delivering meals to our community since 1975.

Project Access, Inc
3900 Birch Street Suite 113
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 253-6200
http://project-access.org/

  • About/Info: Project Access is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides programs and services in education, health, and vocational skills to the low-income residents of affordable housing developments through on-site learning and resource centers and collaborative outreach. In Anaheim, Project Access partners with community agencies to bring beneficial services to 547 families living at the Park Vista, Cobblestone, and Sea Wind Apartments.

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Saint Polycarp Family Support Center
8100 Chapman Avenue
Stanton, CA 90680
(714) 893-2766
http://www.stpolycarp.org/

  • About/Info: The Family Support Center is a local, community-based center that offers citizenship classes, enrollment for low-cost health insurance, literacy classes, job readiness and employment services, emergency referrals, health information, a summer camp program, leadership training, parenting classes a loan program and a learning center. Funding is provided through private donations.

The Salvation Army - Orange County
Administrative Offices
10200 Pioneer Road
Tustin, CA 92782
(714) 832-7100
http://www.salvationarmyoc.org/worship-centers.html

  • About/Info: The Salvation Army-Anaheim Red Shield expresses its love for God through service to Anaheim citizens. It provides youth development opportunities though recreation and education, "staying healthy" programs for adults and seniors through exercise, fitness and sports activities, family and community building through special events, as well as hosting a support network for families in need. Most of all, it meets spiritual needs through weekly worship services. Facility amenities include: the availability of a 25-yard indoor heated swimming pool, full court gym, weight room, indoor track and racquetball courts, before and after school drop in child care programs, educational assistance programs and community service volunteer opportunities. The facility is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and conveniently located behind the Anaheim Plaza. In addition to the Orange County headquarters for the Salvation Army, the group has three facilities in Anaheim. Family Services at 310 N. Claudina St., Anaheim, (714) 778-0242. Rehabilitation - Drug/Alcohol (Men and Women) AT 1300 S. Lewis St., Anaheim, (714) 758-0414. Youth Centers at Anaheim Red Shield, 1515 W. North St. (714) 491-1450. There are also two Anaheim Worship Centers at 1515 W. North St. (714) 491-1450, and 1300 S. Lewis St. (714) 758-0414. The Salvation Army also has two thrift stores in Anaheim at 1100 N. La Palma Parkway (714) 535-4631 and 3150 W. Lincoln (714) 266-0512.

Schools on Wheels
P.O. Box 23371
Ventura, CA 93002
Orange County Regional Coordinator: Lilian Pahn
714-232-2869
lpahn@schoolonwheels.org
www.SchoolonWheels.org

  • Mission/ Statement of Purpose: The mission of School on Wheels is to enhance educational opportunities for homeless children from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Our goal is to shrink the gaps in their education and provide them with the highest level of education possible.
  • Services: School on Wheels gives extra time and attention to homeless students so that they can be successful in school. Our program serves as a consistent support system to homeless students at a time of great stress and fear. We bring the message to our students that they are cared about and important. We do this by offering: One‐on‐one weekly tutoring with a volunteer, Backpacks, school supplies and school uniforms, A toll‐free number for students to keep in touch with us, Assistance in entering school, Help in locating lost records, Guidance for parents in educational matters, Two Learning Centers, one located in the heart of Skid Row and the other in South Los Angeles, Tutoring in ten major regions in Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Ventura counties and Scholarships for educational opportunities and enrichment.
  • Our volunteers are our ‘wheels’. They go to wherever the children are, a homeless shelter, group foster home, a library or after‐school club. The majority of tutoring takes place on weekdays between 4pm and 8pm. Additionally, there are some possibilities for tutoring on the weekends, typically Saturday mornings or early afternoons. Volunteers can apply directly on line through our website at http://www.schoolonwheels.org. Applicants provide two references, watch an online orientation at home and then attend a three hour training and do a Live Scan before volunteering. Volunteers are asked to make a one hour weekly commitment for a year. School on Wheels’ Regional Coordinator in Orange County is Lilian Pahn. Lilian’s role is to train and support volunteers; she also has contact with shelters, school districts and homeless families. Her contact information is lpahn@schoolonwheels.org; her cell phone number is 714.232.2869.

Searchers Gem and Mineral Society- The
P.O. Box 3492
Anaheim, CA 92803
(714) 724-7102
president@searchersrocks.org
http://searchersrocks.org/

  • About/Info: Searchers is a nonprofit organization formed 42 years ago to promote the study of mineralogy and earth sciences. We are members of the Anaheim Arts Council. Meetings and are at 7PM on the second Tuesday of each month at the Anaheim Downtown Community Center. We have 2 weekly workshops, monthly field trips, an active youth group and participate in many local activities. We welcome visitors.
  • Meetings: The 2nd Tuesday of each month - General Meeting 7PM-10PM at the Downtown Anaheim Senior Center. The 3rd Tuesday of each month - typically Board Meeting from 7PM-9PM at the Downtown Anaheim Senior Center. Every Thursday of each month - Lapidary Workshop and wire wrapping classes from 6-10PM at the Downtown Center. Every Saturday of each month – Lapidary Workshop and silversmithing classes from 3-7PM at the Downtown Center. Field Trips held once per month.

Santiago Canyon College
8045 East Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 628-4900
http://www.sccollege.edu/Pages/default.aspx

  • About/Info: Santiago Canyon College offers a variety of free continuing education classes to anyone 18 years or older as well as a broad range of college credit classes that allow Anaheim residents to work toward an associate degree, university transfer, career preparation and personal enrichment. College credit classes are available to California residents for just $11 per unit. The college is one of two fully accredited colleges in the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
8014 Marine Way
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 653-2900 Ext. 163
info@feedoc.org
http://feedoc.org/

  • About/Info: To alleviate hunger, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County develops programs to increase awareness of the hunger problem and provides an opportunity for volunteerism and community involvement. The Food Bank solicits and collects commodities and then distributes them to non-profit agencies that feed the needy throughout the county. The Food Bank also provides referrals for individuals in need.

Sons of Norway – Anaheim
Anaheim, CA
Solbakken 6-64
(951) 454-5896
Ronald P Carlson, Lodge President
ron@norsesales.com
www.sofn.com

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: The mission of Sons of Norway is to promote and to preserve the heritage and culture of Norway, to celebrate our relationship with other Nordic Countries, and provide quality insurance and financial products to our members.
  • Meetings: Held on the 1st Wednesday of the month 6:00 pm at Round Table Clubhouse 901 N Bradford Ave; Placentia, CA 92870

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Taller San Jose
801 North Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 543-5105
info@tallersanjose.org
http://www.tallersanjose.org/

  • About/Info: Taller San Jose is a nonprofit organization offering hope to young adults who seek productive and self-reliant futures. As an education and job training center Taller San Jose offers high school diploma, computer certification, and medical training as well as mentoring. Taller San Jose offers two paid training programs for young adults between the ages of 18-28 in Microsoft Office Specialist and Construction.

Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK)
100 West Cerritos Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92866
(714) 533-8275 or (866) 828-8275
task@taskca.org
http://www.taskca.org/

  • About/Info: Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK) is a non-profit Parent Training and Information Center serving all ages and all disabilities. TASKS's mission is to enable children with disabilities to reach their maximum potential by providing these children, their families and the professionals who serve them with training, support, information, resources and referrals, and by providing community awareness programs.

Trinity College of Graduate Studies
1661 North Raymond Suite 140
Anaheim, CA 92801-1120
(714) 992-9110
info@trinitycounselingcenter.org
http://www.tcgs.edu/

  • About/Info: Trinity College trains counselors who, in turn, provide low-income families, individuals and children with access to affordable therapeutic counseling and other support services such as anger management, and counseling for substance abuse, child abuse, bereavement, and marriage and family issues. Counselors have been placed in social services agencies such as Thomas House, Anaheim Interfaith Shelter and Childhelp USA among others. The College is dedicated exclusively to providing advanced degree programs integrating Christian spirituality with psychotherapy, counseling psychology and pastoral training.

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We Care of Los Alamitos
3788 Cerritos Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 598-9790
rob@wecarelosalamitos.org
marty@wecarelosalamitos.org

  • About/Info: We Care is an emergency services program helping low-income and the homeless with food, clothing, personal care, diapers and travel vouchers. The organization assists many families and individuals living in Anaheim area motels.

West Coast Islamic Center
1717 South Brookhurst Street
Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 535-1100
http://masjidalansar.com/

  • About/Info: The West Coast Islamic Center is also known as Masjid Ansar and serves a large Muslim population of Garden Grove & Anaheim communities. We are a member of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California

Western Youth Services
131 West Midway Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92805
(949) 855-1556
http://www.westernyouthservices.org

  • Western Youth Services is a non-profit mental health organization with expertise in prevention and early intervention, individual treatment and intensive care. Since 1972, it has helped the most vulnerable children, youth and their families to overcome mental health challenges. WYS is firmly dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community, maximizing human potential, and promoting culturally sensitive self-sufficiency through programs that prevent and treat mental, emotional, and behavioral problems of youth and their families.

Westview Services, Inc.
10522 Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 517-6606
GregHolton@juno.com
http://www.westviewservices.org/

  • About/Info: Westview provides vocational preparation and training classes, job placement services and job tutoring to adults with disabilities to help them obtain and maintain employment in the community.

Wheels for Wishes, Make-A-Wish Foundation
575 Anton Blvd., 3rd Floor
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(855) 860-9474
http://orange.wheelsforwishes.org/

  • Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children facing a life-threatening illness. When you make a car donation, proceeds from the sale of your donation vehicle through the Wheels For Wishes 501(c)(3) charity benefits your local Make-A-Wish®. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish as a whole has granted the wishes of more than 250,000 children around the world.  Learn more by calling (855) 860-9474 or visit the website.

WISEPlace
1411 North Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 542-3577
kathidb@wiseplace.org
www.wiseplace.org

  • About/Info: The WISEPlace Steps to Independence Program is a six-month program that works with five target groups of high-risk women who have become homeless. The target groups include: victims of domestic violence; recovering substance abusers; emancipating minors; seniors; and the developmentally disabled. Housed in the organization's Hotel for Women, the program provides residents with meals, clothing, personal care items, individual and group counseling, employment assistance, life-skills classes, transportation and referrals for health, legal and financial assistance. With a capacity of 30 beds, WISEPlace successfully places 60-70 women back into the community as independent, productive members in any given year.

Working Wardrobes
Thrift Shop
3150 West Lincoln Avenue #122
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 816-0991
ThriftShop@WorkingWardrobes.org
http://www.workingwardrobes.org/

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: Our mission is to empowers men, women, and young adults in life crises to confidently enter the workforce with career development and wardrobe services.
  • About/Info: Established in 1990, Working Wardrobes obtains revenue through a thrift shop, located at 3150 W. Lincoln Ave. in Anaheim. The shop is open to the public six days a week and makes finding clothes for work, play and a special day affordable for any budget. Along with great quality clothing, customers can find accessories, books, movies, small furniture and electronic items. All proceeds benefit Working Wardrobes and the 5,000 clients we serve each year; clients who are eager to get back to work!

Working Wardrobes For A New Start
3030 Pullman Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 210-2460
http://www.workingwardrobes.org/

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: Our mission is to empower men, women, and young adults in life crises to confidently enter the workforce with career development and wardrobe services.

Women's Division Anaheim Chamber of Commerce
201 East Center Street
(714) 991-8745
Anaheim, CA 92805
info@anaheimchamber.org
http://www.anaheimchamber.org/WD/index.asp

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: “Women Devoted to Community Character”
  • About/Info: In June 1962, Barney Jordan, President of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, and George Strachan, Manager, invited a group of eleven business women and home executives to a meeting to discuss the possibility of establishing a Women’s Division of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce. Interest ran high and a Pilot committee was formed to develop plans. In January 1963, the WDCC was chartered with Sarah Fay Pearson as Charter President and 109 interested women. A firm foundation was laid for a successful organization dedicated to the betterment of Anaheim and its citizenry through service rendered. During the following years, the WDCC has continued to grow in stature and prestige and continues to be an important part of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce to support the Chamber’s purpose in promoting the economic, civic and social welfare of the people of Anaheim. Events and projects sponsored by the WDCC, planned and carried out by its member/committees through their monthly board meetings and luncheon meetings include contributions in the field of Public Affairs, Education, Cultural Arts and Civic improvements, together with recognition given to women for exemplary community service in the City of Anaheim.

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YWCA Youth Employment Service
250 East Center Street
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 956-1182
http://ywcayes.org/

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: To foster pride, dignity, and self-worth in youth, by providing pre-employment counseling and training before being referred to jobs.
  • About/Info: The Youth Employment Service assists young people between 14 and 22 in job readiness, job placement and follow-up on job performance with employers. The Service also works with local employers to develop jobs for youths.

Youth Leadership America
P.O. Box 8544
Anaheim, CA 92812
(714) 512-2403
info@ylamerica.org
www.ylamerica.org/

  • Mission/Statement of Purpose: Our motto is that "leaders are made, not born."
  • About/Info: Youth Leadership America (YLA) is a non-profit organization that fosters leadership among America's youth in order to promote positive change. By bringing young, aspiring leaders into the community we help the youth develop and mature into the leaders of tomorrow. By letting the YLA youth board choose their own activities and direction, we create an atmosphere in which the youth can learn to be leaders by actually leading.