* GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the Daily Pilot on a rotating
basis. For information about adding your organization to this list,
call (714) 966-4600.
OASIS SENIOR CENTER
Meals on Wheels volunteers are needed to distribute prepared
dishes to homebound seniors in the Newport Beach area. The delivery
time is between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily. The center also needs
volunteer nurses for its semi-monthly blood pressure screenings. The
center offers this service between 9 and 11 a.m. the first and third
Tuesdays of the month. Volunteers should commit two hours once a
month or volunteer on a substitute basis. The center is at 800
Marguerite Ave., Corona del Mar. Information: (949) 644-3244.
The Opera Pacific Guild Alliance, a support group for Opera
Pacific, has activities for volunteers. Information: (714) 546-6000.
OPERATION CLEAN SLATE
Operation Clean Slate, a Costa Mesa-based organization for
graffiti prevention, needs volunteers to paint over graffiti and
other duties. Information: Michael Howard, (714) 435-0745.
OCC NAUTICAL LIBRARY
Orange Coast College's School of Sailing and Seamanship needs book
donations for its Nautical Library. Thousands of volumes of
boating-related titles are needed. The School of Sailing and
Seamanship is at 1801 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. Information:
ORANGE COUNTY ANIMAL RESCUE COALITION
The nonprofit Orange County Animal Rescue Coalition needs
volunteers to help maintain cats' and kittens' cages at Petsmart's
Luv-a-Pet center at 17th Street and Superior Avenue, Costa Mesa.
Volunteers for all shifts are needed. Information: (949) 451-3272.
ORANGE COAST INTERFAITH SHELTER
The largest family shelter in the county needs volunteers for its
children's programs. It especially desires tutors and those who can
take part in activities after 6 p.m. Tutors will work with groups of
children or individually, helping children in their academic problem
areas. Volunteers will also act as a big brother or big sister during
the summer. Information: Jaime Mayo, (949) 631-7213.
ORANGE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY
A volunteer group serving the communities of Costa Mesa, Newport
Beach and Huntington Beach needs animal-loving volunteers for
two-hour shifts on weekdays to walk dogs and help socialize them to
help them get adopted. Before purchasing a pet, please visit the
shelter at 2163 Newland, Huntington Beach between Pacific Coast
Highway and Atlanta. Information: (714) 540-2288.
ORANGE COUNTY CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION CENTER
The center needs volunteers to work with high-risk families and
children, providing weekly emotional support to families, infants and
first-time mothers in their homes. The center is asking for a
three-hour weekly commitment. Information: (714) 543-4333.
ORANGE COUNTY COASTKEEPER
Newport Beach-based Orange County Coastkeeper is looking for
enthusiastic volunteers to help monitor water quality. Training
sessions for volunteers are available. Information: (949) 723-5424 or
ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Volunteers are needed for a variety of functions. Information:
ORANGE COUNTY HOMELESS TASK FORCE
The task force is recruiting volunteers for the Interfaith Council
Network to work one-on-one with homeless adults in a program on basic
life skills. Information: (949) 263-1774.
ORANGE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
Learn more about art and share with your community by becoming a
docent at the Orange County Museum of Art. A volunteer docent guides
adults and school groups through the galleries and teaches about the
museum's collections and exhibitions. Information: (949) 759-1122,
ORANGE COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Docents are needed to lead tours of the Center, 600 Town Center
Drive, Costa Mesa. Learn about the history and the development of the
Center and the workings of the back stage areas. Information: (714)
556-ARTS, Ext. 833
ORANGE COUNTY WORKS
Participate in life management and employment training workshops
as a success coach to foster teens 16 to 18 years old. Information:
ORGANIZATION FOR THE HUMANE CARE OF ANIMALS
Volunteers are needed to care for stray and lost animals in the
Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Corona del Mar areas. Information: