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Community Engagement and Service LearningREACH – Beyond the Classroom™

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Service learning projects enhance students’ educational experiences.

Classroom Skills Meet Community Needs

The California Campus Compact Community Engagement Fellowship project takes our students’ educational experience to the next level. Learn how our students are helping their community while learning more about their future careers.

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REACH – Beyond the Classroom™

Engaging the local and global community is an integral part of our identity. Keeping the needs of others in focus helps shape a connected, compassionate student body and elevates our students to a higher standard of service. Through partnering with a variety of organizations – such as Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, Free Wheelchair Mission, and Doctors Without Borders - Stanbridge REACH - Beyond the Classroom™ volunteers time, raises funds, promotes awareness, and works to meet the needs of people in our community and around the world.

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Video: Stanbridge University's outREACH Transforms the Community

Stanbridge University's outREACH Transforms the Community

Video: Vet Tech Student Earns Federal Recognition for Service

Vet Tech Student Earns Federal Recognition for Service

Video: Occupational Therapy Students Earns Federal Recognition For Service

Occupational Therapy Students Earns Federal Recognition For Service

Video: Giving Back to the Community: Students Distribute Food to the Hungry

Giving Back to the Community: Students Distribute Food to the Hungry

Video: Community Health: Nursing Students Fight Flu Season

Community Health: Nursing Students Fight Flu Season

REACH – By the Numbers

840,000 lbs+

Fresh produce donated to the hungry.

Stanbridge University co-founded the Free Pantry Organization. Each month, student, faculty, and staff volunteers meet to help sort and distribute fresh produce and groceries to over 250 homeless and low-income residents of Orange County.

$130,000+

Raised to feed and assist the homeless.

In partnership with Lighthouse Outreach Ministries, volunteers gather monthly to prepare and serve a warm meal to over 250 homeless and low-income guests.

19,000+

Meals served to the homeless

Each month, volunteers prepare a nutritious meal and serve it to over 250 homeless and low-income guests in Orange County.

$9,987+

Donated for wheelchairs

Students raised donations to fund 64 wheelchairs for people in developing countries through the Free Wheelchair Mission.

$8,423

Raised to help provide medical services to the uninsured.

Stanbridge works to support the Orange County Free Medical and Dental Clinic in partnership with Lestonnac Free Clinic. The clinic typically hosts 300 homeless, low-income earners, and uninsured people, providing them with free medical, dental, and physical therapy services.

$8,120

Raised to help homeless pets.

Stanbridge students raised money to help care for the homeless, neglected, and abused animals at the Irvine Animal Care Center, National Cat Protection Society, and in the Orange County community.

4,068

Flu shots administered to the public

Stanbridge students, under the supervision of instructors, help administer flu shots to the public at clinics in Orange County.

$3,000

Donated to homeless pets

Each year, students support homeless, neglected, and abused pets by raising funds for the Irvine Animal Care Center.

$2,000

Raised for autism awareness and research.

In celebration of Occupational Therapy Month and Autism Awareness Month in April, Stanbridge University students fundraised to walk in the Orange County Walk Now for Autism. This event is designed to raise awareness and acceptance of autism in the community.

1,100

Hours spent mentoring young adults with intellectual disabilities

In partnership with Life College TILE program, Stanbridge students help mentor young adults with Autism and other intellectual disabilities as they transition from high school, learn how to become independent, and prepare for a career.

850

Native plants planted

Each month, students volunteer to help revitalize the local environment at the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve.

543

Rescue animals given veterinary care

The Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology programs hosts clinics throughout the year to provide services and surgeries to animals in need of veterinary care. By providing free spay and neuter surgeries rescues receive a better chance for adoption.

Campus Compact

California Campus Compact Community Engagement Fellows

Stanbridge University is a proud partner of the national Campus Compact and regional California Campus Compact coalition to shape a generation of socially conscious leaders. We’ve mobilized our student body to empower them to address the issues facing our society while enhancing their educational experiences through innovative community partnerships. Whether it’s scuba diving therapy for veterans with PTSD or implementing a new patient communication system at major medical and nursing facilities in Orange County, Stanbridge University students are making a difference.

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Video: Occupational Therapy with Adaptive Surfing

Occupational Therapy with Adaptive Surfing

Video: Occupational Therapy Rehab Technology with the High Hopes Brain Injury Program

Occupational Therapy Rehab Technology with the High Hopes Brain Injury Program

Video: Expanding Scuba Therapy for Veterans with PTSD with the WAVES Project

Expanding Scuba Therapy for Veterans with PTSD with the WAVES Project

Video: Exotic Animal Medicine at the OC Zoo

Exotic Animal Medicine at the OC Zoo

Discover Stanbridge

As part of a service learning project, Occupational Therapy students traveled to Catalina Island with the Wounded American Veterans Experience SCUBA Project to help wounded veterans with amputations, spinal cord injuries, PTSD, and traumatic brain injuries lead more meaningful lives using SCUBA therapy.

As part of a service learning project, Occupational Therapy students traveled to Catalina Island with the Wounded American Veterans Experience SCUBA Project to help wounded veterans with amputations, spinal cord injuries, PTSD, and traumatic brain injuries lead more meaningful lives using SCUBA therapy.

Veterinary Technology students volunteer at annual wellness and vaccine clinics on campus and in the community. Together they have provided care for over 500 rescue dogs and cats from local pro-humane rescues and animal care centers.

Veterinary Technology students volunteer at annual wellness and vaccine clinics on campus and in the community. Together they have provided care for over 500 rescue dogs and cats from local pro-humane rescues and animal care centers.

Occupational Therapy students mentor young adults with autism and other intellectual disorders training them on life skills, public safety, and career preparation to help them maximize their independence.

Occupational Therapy students mentor young adults with autism and other intellectual disorders training them on life skills, public safety, and career preparation to help them maximize their independence.

PTA students assess wheelchair fit for members of The Goodwill Fitness Center with spinal cord injuries as part of a service learning project.

PTA students assess wheelchair fit for members of The Goodwill Fitness Center with spinal cord injuries as part of a service learning project.

Stanbridge University co-founded the Free Pantry Organization in 2013 and has since donated over 840,000 lbs of fresh food to the hungry in Orange County. Students volunteer each month to sort and distribute food to those in need.

Stanbridge University co-founded the Free Pantry Organization in 2013 and has since donated over 840,000 lbs of fresh food to the hungry in Orange County. Students volunteer each month to sort and distribute food to those in need.

Stanbridge student volunteers have helped restore the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve through restoration projects, planting over 850 native plants.

Stanbridge student volunteers have helped restore the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve through restoration projects, planting over 850 native plants.

Student volunteers have prepared and served over 19,000 fresh and healthy lunches to the homeless and hungry in Orange County.

Student volunteers have prepared and served over 19,000 fresh and healthy lunches to the homeless and hungry in Orange County.

Nursing students volunteer at the Orange County Health Agency’s Public Health Preparedness program, administering flu shots to the public.

Nursing students volunteer at the Orange County Health Agency’s Public Health Preparedness program, administering flu shots to the public.

Upcoming Events

May 25th, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Free Farmers Market for Families in Need

Event Details: Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019 Time: 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: Mariner’s Church - 5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine, CA 92603

**Note: Volunteers are encouraged to meet Saifon at the Resource Center at Mariner’s Church upon arrival

Volunteers are needed to help sort and distribute groceries and fresh produce to over 250 homeless and low-income residents of Orange County.

Please note, space is limited. Volunteers will be selected on a first come, first serve basis.

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May 28th, 2019 from 6:45 pm to 8:45 pm

Feed the Homeless - Hollywood

Date: Tuesday, May 28 Time: 6:45 pm - 8:45pm Location: Look for the orange food truck at1528 N Wilton Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

Volunteers, with the help of Share a Meal’s orange mobile food truck, roll over 150 burritos to pass out to the homeless along with waters with the mission of sharing a meal, a smile, and a human interaction with the most marginalized population in the community.

Meet the food truck at 6:45pm. Roll burritos & eat until 7:45pm. Distribute food/water until 8:45pm! Sometimes the truck hits a bit of traffic and runs a few minutes late

(Volunteers MUST wear close-toed shoes)

Additional Registration is required, please register here: https://www.laworks.com/opportunity/a0C1N00000YTrj3UAD

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June 1st, 2019 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

First Saturday Beach Cleanup - Newport Beach

PROTECT WHAT YOU LOVE This is a great opportunity for you to get involved in beautifying the environment.

LOCATION:

Prospect Beach in Newport Beach Please Note: This group meets on the beach in front of Prospect Street and Ocean Front Blvd. in Newport Beach.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, June 1st, 2019 Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

A waiver form is required for each individual participating. Waiver Form: https://newportbeach.surfrider.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Waiver.pdf

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June 5th, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Root for Change - Tree Planting Preparation Day- Eastbluff Park, Newport Beach

Stanbridge University Root for Change & the City of Newport Beach are joining forces to repopulate the Urban Forest of Newport Beach at beautiful Eastbluff Park!

Participants will be assisting with the transportation of trees from Shadetree Nursery to Eastbluff Park in preparation for Sundays Tree Planting event at Eastbluff Park on June 9, 2019.

Date: Wednesday, June 5th Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm Location: Shadetree Nursery Irvine CA 92617

All participants must complete and submit this waiver on the day of the event: https://www.newportbeachca.gov/government/departments/public-works/municipal-operations/parks-trees-20371

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June 6th, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Park-It Market Grocery Distribution at Our Lady of Guadalupe

Date: Thursday, June 6th Time: 10:00am - 11:30am Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe Senior Residence - 17103 Magnolia Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Volunteers are needed to help set up and distribute groceries to Seniors on the Park-It Market truck at Our Lady of Guadalupe

Second Harvest rolled out its latest and most innovative tool in the fight against hunger in Orange County: the Park-It Market, a walk-up market that delivers fresh, nutritious, free food right to seniors in need. The Park-It Market is a first-of-its-kind, partially-refrigerated, free market for seniors

The trailer was custom designed with seniors in mind, allowing easy access to fresh meat, eggs, dairy items, vegetables, fruit, canned goods, bread, and more. It is a dignified and convenient way for seniors to get the food they need. The Park-It Market will carry 6,000 pounds of nutritious food to each stop.

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June 8th, 2019 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Read Books to Children Event

Date: Saturday, June 8 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm Location: This opportunity services eight Los Angeles Unified School District elementary schools in the Pico-Union/Westlake neighborhoods near downtown LA.

Volunteer readers read aloud to small groups of students from the elementary school (typically between 4 and 6 children per group) in a fun environment that includes creating crafts. Reading to Kids supplies all of the books and craft supplies, and teachers at the elementary schools provide supervision and guidance throughout the morning.

Participating Schools: Esperanza Elementary School Magnolia Elementary School Hoover Elementary School Politi Elementary School White Elementary School Los Angeles Elementary School Alta Loma Elementary MacArthur Park Elementary

You will have to create a volunteer account in order to volunteer. Please use this link to register: http://www.readingtokids.org/RSVP/VolRSVPConnect.php
When you register for the first time, you will need to complete a quick online application. You then get to choose the school at which you would like to read. Please select "Stanbridge University" as your volunteer group affiliation.

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June 9th, 2019 from 9:00am to 1:00pm

Root For Change - Tree Planting Event - Eastbluff Park, Newport Beach

Stanbridge University Root for Change & the City of Newport Beach are joining forces to repopulate the Urban Forest of Newport Beach at beautiful Eastbluff Park! With many trees suffering from age, drought & disease the last few years, we need to plant young trees now that will take over the carbon sequestration benefits and provide shade benefits to many future generations!

This event is family friendly, and lots of fun! Our goal is to plant over 100 trees at this event!

Date: Sunday, June 9th Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm Location: Eastbluff Park, Newport Beach, CA 92660

*Personal-use shovels are appreciated - & useful **Please note: This is a rain or shine event!

All participants must complete and submit this waiver on the day of the event: https://www.newportbeachca.gov/government/departments/public-works/municipal-operations/parks-trees-20371

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June 9th, 2019 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am

Upper Newport Bay Habitat Restoration

Please register in advance using this link: https://letsgooutside.org/activities/2019/05/12/second-sundays-restoration-program-15/

Location: Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center - 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Help restore the scenic Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve! Volunteers are needed to help with habitat restoration projects that can include planting, weeding and watering.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Minors ages 16 and younger must have legal guardian present at all times. Rain or heat advisories cancel event. Please note, if there is rain, this event will be canceled.

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June 13th, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Park-It Market Grocery Distribution at Our Lady of Guadalupe

Date: Thursday, June 13th Time: 10:00am - 11:30am Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe Senior Residence - 17103 Magnolia Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Volunteers are needed to help set up and distribute groceries to Seniors on the Park-It Market truck at Our Lady of Guadalupe

Second Harvest rolled out its latest and most innovative tool in the fight against hunger in Orange County: the Park-It Market, a walk-up market that delivers fresh, nutritious, free food right to seniors in need. The Park-It Market is a first-of-its-kind, partially-refrigerated, free market for seniors

The trailer was custom designed with seniors in mind, allowing easy access to fresh meat, eggs, dairy items, vegetables, fruit, canned goods, bread, and more. It is a dignified and convenient way for seniors to get the food they need. The Park-It Market will carry 6,000 pounds of nutritious food to each stop.

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June 14th, 2019 from 10:00am to 11:30am

Hypertension Screening

Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe Senior Residence - 17103 Magnolia Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Volunteers are needed to take blood pressure and other vitals for the senior citizens residing at Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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June 15th, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Nothing But Sand Beach Cleanup - Redondo Beach Pier

PROTECT WHAT YOU LOVE This is a great opportunity for you and your family, friends or associates to get involved. All you need to do is show up...and bring a bucket if possible!

LOCATION:

Redondo Beach Pier s/s, Tower Ruby George Freeth Way on the beach next to Veterans Park Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Additional Registration is required for this event, please register here: https://healthebay.org/event/nothin-but-sand-beach-cleanup-6-2019-06-15/

A completed and signed waiver form is also required for each participant at this event: https://www.healthebay.org/sites/default/files/aab_eng.pdf

Sat, June 15, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

Note: Nothing But Sand is a rain or shine event. Cleanups are only cancelled for lightning or thunderstorms. We will still hold the cleanup in light and steady rain.

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June 15th, 2019 from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Best Day Foundation - Adventure Activities for Youth with Special Needs

Location: Hermosa Beach, 11th Street Pier **Please bring quarters for parking meters

Time: 7am-2pm

Description: Best Day Foundation is a volunteer organization that helps children and young adults ages 4 -24+ with special needs build confidence and self-esteem through safe, fun, adventure activities like surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking, snow sports, and more. Please join us in creating special days for children with Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, blindness, cancer, spinal cord injuries, and other physical and developmental challenges.

This video explains what it takes to be a volunteer, please watch this video in advance of your participation to be better prepared: https://bestdayfoundation.org/volunteer/

Additional registration required, you must to create an account in the Best Day Foundation registration system in addition to registering on the REACH website, this is a requirement to volunteer. (You only need to create this account once) Please go to https://bestdayfoundation.org/registration/#get-started/ to create your account and complete your registration.

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June 16th, 2019 from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Best Day Foundation - Adventure Activities for Youth with Special Needs

Location: Hermosa Beach, 11th Street Pier **Please bring quarters for parking meters

Time: 7am-2pm

Description: Best Day Foundation is a volunteer organization that helps children and young adults ages 4 -24+ with special needs build confidence and self-esteem through safe, fun, adventure activities like surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking, snow sports, and more. Please join us in creating special days for children with Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, blindness, cancer, spinal cord injuries, and other physical and developmental challenges.

This video explains what it takes to be a volunteer, please watch this video in advance of your participation to be better prepared: https://bestdayfoundation.org/volunteer/

Additional registration required, you must to create an account in the Best Day Foundation registration system in addition to registering on the REACH website, this is a requirement to volunteer. (You only need to create this account once) Please go to https://bestdayfoundation.org/registration/#get-started/ to create your account and complete your registration.

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June 20th, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Park-It Market Grocery Distribution at Our Lady of Guadalupe

Date: Thursday, June 20th Time: 10:00am - 11:30am Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe Senior Residence - 17103 Magnolia Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Volunteers are needed to help set up and distribute groceries to Seniors on the Park-It Market truck at Our Lady of Guadalupe

Second Harvest rolled out its latest and most innovative tool in the fight against hunger in Orange County: the Park-It Market, a walk-up market that delivers fresh, nutritious, free food right to seniors in need. The Park-It Market is a first-of-its-kind, partially-refrigerated, free market for seniors

The trailer was custom designed with seniors in mind, allowing easy access to fresh meat, eggs, dairy items, vegetables, fruit, canned goods, bread, and more. It is a dignified and convenient way for seniors to get the food they need. The Park-It Market will carry 6,000 pounds of nutritious food to each stop.

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June 22nd, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Free Farmers Market for Families in Need

Event Details: Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019 Time: 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: Mariner’s Church - 5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine, CA 92603

**Note: Volunteers are encouraged to meet Saifon at the Resource Center at Mariner’s Church upon arrival

Volunteers are needed to help sort and distribute groceries and fresh produce to over 250 homeless and low-income residents of Orange County.

Please note, space is limited. Volunteers will be selected on a first come, first serve basis.

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June 27th, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Park-It Market Grocery Distribution at Our Lady of Guadalupe

Date: Thursday, June 27th Time: 10:00am - 11:30am Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe Senior Residence - 17103 Magnolia Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Volunteers are needed to help set up and distribute groceries to Seniors on the Park-It Market truck at Our Lady of Guadalupe

Second Harvest rolled out its latest and most innovative tool in the fight against hunger in Orange County: the Park-It Market, a walk-up market that delivers fresh, nutritious, free food right to seniors in need. The Park-It Market is a first-of-its-kind, partially-refrigerated, free market for seniors

The trailer was custom designed with seniors in mind, allowing easy access to fresh meat, eggs, dairy items, vegetables, fruit, canned goods, bread, and more. It is a dignified and convenient way for seniors to get the food they need. The Park-It Market will carry 6,000 pounds of nutritious food to each stop.

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September 14th, 2019 from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Best Day Foundation - Adventure Activities for Youth with Special Needs

Location: Hermosa Beach, 11th Street Pier **Please bring quarters for parking meters

Time: 7am-2pm

Description: Best Day Foundation is a volunteer organization that helps children and young adults ages 4 -24+ with special needs build confidence and self-esteem through safe, fun, adventure activities like surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking, snow sports, and more. Please join us in creating special days for children with Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, blindness, cancer, spinal cord injuries, and other physical and developmental challenges.

This video explains what it takes to be a volunteer, please watch this video in advance of your participation to be better prepared: https://bestdayfoundation.org/volunteer/

Additional registration required, you must to create an account in the Best Day Foundation registration system in addition to registering on the REACH website, this is a requirement to volunteer. (You only need to create this account once) Please go to https://bestdayfoundation.org/registration/#get-started/ to create your account and complete your registration.

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September 15th, 2019 from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Best Day Foundation - Adventure Activities for Youth with Special Needs

Location: Hermosa Beach, 11th Street Pier **Please bring quarters for parking meters

Time: 7am-2pm

Description: Best Day Foundation is a volunteer organization that helps children and young adults ages 4 -24+ with special needs build confidence and self-esteem through safe, fun, adventure activities like surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking, snow sports, and more. Please join us in creating special days for children with Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, blindness, cancer, spinal cord injuries, and other physical and developmental challenges.

This video explains what it takes to be a volunteer, please watch this video in advance of your participation to be better prepared: https://bestdayfoundation.org/volunteer/

Additional registration required, you must to create an account in the Best Day Foundation registration system in addition to registering on the REACH website, this is a requirement to volunteer. (You only need to create this account once) Please go to https://bestdayfoundation.org/registration/#get-started/ to create your account and complete your registration.

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September 15th, 2019 from 3:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Caterina’s Club 14th Annual Gala

Date: Sunday, September 15th Time: 3:30pm - 10:30pm Location: Marconi Museum

Volunteers will assist in coordinating the gala for Caterina’s Club. This fundraising event is geared towards raising funds to help Caterina’s Club grow and spread their core mission of ending childhood hunger and homelessness, providing safe homes for the motel kids of Orange County, and educating the youth of our communities to help keep them off the streets.

Individuals will help coordinate the gala, light setup/breakdown, check-in/registration, and offering general support where needed. Volunteers will be provided with food at this event.

Volunteers MUST wear business casual attire, and comfortable, clean shoes. Volunteers will be walking around and standing for a majority of the event.

Volunteer tasks include: setting up the event, placing information on table tops, setting up registration tables, perfecting small details with the venue coordinators, assisting guests with registration, processing silent/live auction items sold during the event.

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November 21st, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Caterina’s Club 8th Annual Snow Day

Date: Thursday, November 21st Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm Location: Anaheim White House Restaurant

It is that time of year again, Caterinas Club will be hosting its 8th annual Snow Day! 400 kids from the community will be invited to come feast on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings at the Anaheim White house, with a fun twist of play, adding in 15 tons of snow and bounce houses!

Volunteers will assist with serving kids their Thanksgiving dinner, chaperoning the kids while they play in bounce houses, and chaperoning the kids in the snow area.

Volunteers MUST wear business casual attire, and comfortable, clean shoes, volunteers will be walking around and standing for a majority of the event. Please bring items of warmth for layering in case it is cold.

Volunteer tasks include: leading groups of kids to assigned areas to dine or play, helping serve dinner, maintaining the order of the room and the flow of the event, chaperoning the bounce houses, and chaperoning the snow area.

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Past Events

Nothing But Sand Beach Cleanup - Will Rogers State Beach

May 18th, 2019

Nothing But Sand Beach Cleanup - Will Rogers State Beach

PROTECT WHAT YOU LOVE This is a great opportunity for you and your family, friends or associates to get involved. All you need to do is show up...and bring a bucket if possible!

Will Rogers State Beach 17000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Tower 7 Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 United States

Additional Registration is required for this event, please register here: https://healthebay.org/event/nothin-but-sand-beach-cleanup-6-2019-05-18/

A completed and signed waiver form is also required for each participant at this event: https://www.healthebay.org/sites/default/files/aab_eng.pdf

Note: Nothing But Sand is a rain or shine event. Cleanups are only cancelled for lightning or thunderstorms. We will still hold the cleanup in light and steady rain.

Upper Newport Bay Habitat Restoration

May 12th, 2019

Upper Newport Bay Habitat Restoration

Please register in advance using this link: https://letsgooutside.org/activities/2019/05/12/second-sundays-restoration-program-15/

Help restore the scenic Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve! Volunteers are needed to help with habitat restoration projects that can include planting, weeding and watering.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Minors ages 16 and younger must have legal guardian present at all times. Rain or heat advisories cancel event.

Read Books to Children Event

May 11th, 2019

Read Books to Children Event

Volunteer readers read aloud to small groups of students from the elementary school (typically between 4 and 6 children per group) in a fun environment that includes creating crafts. Reading to Kids supplies all of the books and craft supplies, and teachers at the elementary schools provide supervision and guidance throughout the morning.

Participating Schools: Esperanza Elementary School Magnolia Elementary School Hoover Elementary School Politi Elementary School White Elementary School Los Angeles Elementary School Alta Loma Elementary MacArthur Park Elementary

You will have to create a volunteer account in order to volunteer. Please use this link to register: http://www.readingtokids.org/RSVP/VolRSVPConnect.php
When you register for the first time, you will need to complete a quick online application. You then get to choose the school at which you would like to read. Please select "Stanbridge University" as your volunteer group affiliation.

Wheels for Deals - Additional Registration Required

May 11th, 2019

Wheels for Deals - Additional Registration Required

Description: The elderly clients at Alexandria Care Center do not always have the chance to get out of their rooms very much. To boost their spirits and get some fresh air, they are offered a weekend excursion to the neighborhood 99 Cent Store! Shopping for great deals is one of their monthly highlights! Come provide a much needed shopping trip along with great companionship, lively talk, and needed sunshine.

Special Note: Volunteers are asked to help transport seniors to the 99 Cent Store by pushing them in wheelchairs approximately 8 blocks round trip. If you feel you may not be physically able to do this, please email the REACH department before signing up to see if alternative arrangements can be made.

All participants must additionally register using this link: https://www.laworks.com/opportunity/a0C1N00000GHpt7UAD

Hypertension Screening

May 10th, 2019

Hypertension Screening

Volunteers are needed to take blood pressure and other vitals for the senior citizens residing at Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Park-It Market Grocery Distribution at Our Lady of Guadalupe

May 9th, 2019

Park-It Market Grocery Distribution at Our Lady of Guadalupe

Volunteers are needed to help set up and distribute groceries to Seniors on the Park-It Market truck at Our Lady of Guadalupe

Second Harvest rolled out its latest and most innovative tool in the fight against hunger in Orange County: the Park-It Market, a walk-up market that delivers fresh, nutritious, free food right to seniors in need. The Park-It Market is a first-of-its-kind, partially-refrigerated, free market for seniors

The trailer was custom designed with seniors in mind, allowing easy access to fresh meat, eggs, dairy items, vegetables, fruit, canned goods, bread, and more. It is a dignified and convenient way for seniors to get the food they need. The Park-It Market will carry 6,000 pounds of nutritious food to each stop.

Share the Table

May 8th, 2019

Share the Table

Volunteers will assist at the serving dinner event for those in need in partnership with Caterinas Club and the Boys and Girls Club organizations. (Volunteers MUST wear close-toed shoes)

Kayak Harbor Cleanup - Huntington Beach

May 5th, 2019

Kayak Harbor Cleanup - Huntington Beach

An exclusive kayak harbor cleanup opportunity has become available for this Sunday May 5th with the Surfrider Foundation, a limited number of kayaks are available, if you are not registered through the REACH website for this event you will not be able to register at the site.

There a limited number of Kayaks available, in order to reserve your space you MUST email shane.coons@seclawoffices.com to request confirmation of your reservation.

Your registration will only be confirmed after registering on this REACH page and receiving a confirmation email from shane.coons@seclawoffices.com regarding your reservation

Volunteers, please wear water shoes or boots. No sandals allowed. Expect mud. Hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottles are optional items you may want to bring.

All volunteers must sign and complete a waiver at the event.

For additional information, please reference this website: http://www.hsbsurfrider.org.

This is not a university sponsored event

Free Wheelchair Mission - Run for Mobility

May 5th, 2019

Free Wheelchair Mission - Run for Mobility

Wardrobe: Volunteers should wear comfortable shoes and a REACH t-shirt with comfortable clothing

Description: Volunteers for the Free Wheelchair Mission will be in charge of the Mile 9 Water Station for all of the OC Marathon and Half Marathon Runners. The Station will be at the intersection of Pescador and Santiago Drive in Newport Beach. Volunteers will need to arrive at 5AM, volunteers should be all cleaned up and finished by 11AM at the latest. Volunteers will be setting up and managing a few tables of water and Gatorade, passing out drinks to runners, and cheering them on. Volunteers will be standing and walking around the whole event.

Additional registration is required for this event by completing the following waiver: https://www.titanvolunteers.com/volunteers/signupgroup_member/1119-Free-Wheelchair-Mission (Please make sure the Free Wheelchair Mission and Mile 9 are selected on the waiver, these should already be selected when you follow the link.)

President’s Volunteer Service Award

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About the Award

About the Award

Stanbridge University is a Certifying Organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award. This award is a Presidential Honor that recognizes valuable contributions of volunteers nationwide, who are serving others through current activities or lifetime service. As a Certifying Organization, Stanbridge University can identify eligible recipients, verify their service hours, and distribute the Award to outstanding volunteers.

To qualify, volunteers simply submit a record of their service hours to Stanbridge University, the school will verify the service and distribute the award.

Additionally, eligible volunteer service hours are not limited to those performed on behalf of Stanbridge University. Service hours can be accumulated through work on a variety of projects throughout the year. The only requirement is that the hours be completed within 12 months and be logged using the system. Recipients can qualify for a new Award each year.

Register

Register

  1. Go to www.presidentialserviceawards.gov and click on Track Your Hours.
  2. Complete the registration form by entering a user name, password, and your first and last name. Then, click the Create My Record of Service button. Make sure you click the checkbox confirming you are 14 years or older.
  3. Click on the Profile tab. In the Record of Service Key field, enter Stanbridge University's key code: SBL- 43481. Then, click Update Profile.
Log Your Hours

Log Your Hours

  1. If you served at a Stanbridge University event or at a non-Stanbridge University event, please follow the next steps to log your hours.
  2. Log in to the President's Volunteer Service Award website at www.presidentialserviceawards.gov.
  3. Click on the My Service Tab, then click the Create New Record button.
  4. Complete the Create a New Service Activity form.
Report Your Eligibility

Report Your Eligibility

If you have completed the minimum number of hours required for a particular award, please contact reach@stanbridge.edu.

Note: Applicants' service hours must be confirmed by a registered Certifying Organization (Stanbridge University).

Awards Levels

Awards Levels

Gold Award

Adults: 500 or more hours
Young Adults: 250 or more hours
Children: 100 or more hours
Groups: 1000 or more hours

Silver Award

Adults: 250 - 499 hours
Young Adults: 175 - 249 hours
Children: 75 - 99 hours
Groups: 500 - 999 hours

Bronze Award

Adults: 100 - 249 hours
Young Adults: 100 - 174 hours
Children: 50 - 74 hours
Groups: 200 - 499 hours

Adults: Ages 26 & Up - Young Adults: Ages 15-25 - Children: Ages 14 & Younger - Groups: 2 or More People

Partners

American Red Cross

American Red Cross

American Red Cross Biomedical Services plays a critical role in our nation’s health care system. It is the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the United States, collecting and processing more than 40 percent of the blood supply and distributing it to some 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide.

Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's)

Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's)

Children’s Hospital of Orange County is dedicated to providing the highest quality, family-centered primary and specialty care to children.

Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope

Since 1994, Convoy of Hope has served more than 48 million people throughout the world through international children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response, and partner resourcing.

County of Orange

County of Orange

Stanbridge University nursing students have partnered with Orange County to assist with Free Clinic flu shots and Disaster Preparedness Exercises. One of the missions of Orange County is to enhance the emergency preparedness and response capabilities of the public through advanced registration, organization, and training of volunteer health professionals.

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) provides free medical care including primary healthcare, surgery, and treatment for malnutrition. They are also supporting displaced people through distribution of relief items. They are the sole provider of medical care for over 130,000 people are currently are treating 6,400 children for malnutrition.

Free Pantry Organization

Free Pantry Organization

Stanbridge is a co-founding partner of the Free Pantry Organization, a non-profit organization that provides a free source of nutritious food to low-income families and the homeless.

Free Wheelchair Mission

Free Wheelchair Mission

Founded in 2001, Free Wheelchair Mission is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing wheelchairs for the impoverished disabled in developing nations.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a decent, safe, and affordable place to live.

Irvine Animal Care Center

Irvine Animal Care Center

The Irvine Animal Care Center (IACC) is a progressive and innovative municipal animal shelter that continually strives to strengthen the human-animal bond and improve the welfare of animals by promoting their humane care and treatment.

Mariners Outreach

Mariners Outreach

Outreach Ministries is a local outreach ministry of Mariners Church in Irvine, California that dedicated its service to the poor and less fortunate in Orange County and around the world.

Mary's Kitchen

Mary's Kitchen

Mary’s Kitchen is an all-volunteer operation that provides food and services to the homeless of Orange County.

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities.

Mercy House

Mercy House

Mercy House has developed a Continuum of Care to provide homeless prevention, emergency services, transitional and permanent housing with supportive services to homeless men, women, and children living in Orange County and the City of Ontario.

Orange County Animal Shelter

Orange County Animal Shelter

The Orange County Animal Care Center provides temporary shelter and medical care for "lost," owned, or stray animals and opportunities for adoption of these animals.

Orangewood Children’s Foundation

Orangewood Children’s Foundation

Orangewood Children’s Foundation is dedicated to providing innovative services for abused and neglected children and at-risk families, to end the cycle of child abuse one life at a time. The Academy provides a residential high school that educates over 300 at-risk and foster teens.

Project Hope School

Project Hope School

Project Hope School is a non-profit school that provides the basic needs of life and learning to Orange County’s homeless children in grades K – 8th.

Rebuilding Together Orange County

Rebuilding Together Orange County

Rebuilding Together Orange County (RTOC) builds partnerships within the OC community to rebuild owner-occupied homes, shelters, and non-profit facilities for low-income residents, particularly the elderly or those with disabilities, so they may live independently, in warmth and safety.

Second Harvest Food Bank Orange County

Second Harvest Food Bank Orange County

Second Harvest Food Bank is working to eliminate hunger in Orange County. Through a network of nearly 500 local member nonprofits, the Food Bank distributes over 16 million pounds of nutritious food to our neighbors in need every year.

ShelterBox

ShelterBox

ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter to people affected by disaster worldwide. ShelterBox responds immediately following natural and other disasters by delivering boxes of aid to those in need.

Someone Cares Soup Kitchen

Someone Cares Soup Kitchen

Someone Cares Soup Kitchen provides a daily nutritious meal to the homeless, unemployed, senior citizens, the mentally and physically challenged, and children in need.

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots

The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

Veterans First Orange County

Veterans First Orange County

For over 40 years, Veterans First has been the only community-based, non-profit in the Orange County. area to provide housing and essential services to our homeless and at-risk veterans and their families as well as to the families of our deployed military.

World Vision

World Vision

World Vision is a humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

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