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Volunteers needed for Toy Drive Event!

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Western Youth Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 9 people are interested

Western Youth Services (WYS) is the leading expert in mental health and wellness services, providing a comprehensive range of programs that empower children, families and communities to succeed.

Our annual Toy Drive occurs November-December and if you're interested in helping us with the event please let us know! We have various needs for this event that we would greatly appreciate if you could assist us with.

1.) The first type of volunteer we need are tasked with gathering toys for the children. Toys were gathered with a collection box, but because of COVID risks you can create any system you deem necessary for this task. As the donated toys increase they are sent to one of our storage units. How you collect toys is up to you. (either it be flyers, hosting a box, social media, ect.)

2.) The second type of volunteer needed are people to separate and organize the different types of toys. Toys are stored in our storage unit and volunteers would go in and divide them. The amount of volunteers needed for this task would depend on the volume of toys. (Social distancing procedures are enacted with any in-person volunteering.)

3.)Lastly we need volunteers to deliver toys to our different sites. Western Youth Services encompasses clinics and schools throughout Orange County. Personal vehicles are needed for this task in taking bags of toys to the children. Please note: Volunteers must be over 25yrs old to drive their own vehicles and drop off toys.

For more information on any of the above opportunities please, contact Jay Epperson at Jason.Epperson@wysoc.org

More opportunities with Western Youth Services

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About Western Youth Services

Location:

23461 South Pointe Drive, Suite 220, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, US

Mission Statement

Western Youth Services seeks to improve the quality of life in our community, maximize human potential and promote culturally sensitive self-sufficiency through programs which prevent and treat mental, emotional, social, educational and behavioral problems of youth and their families. WYS promotes community partnerships in the planning, development and implementation of its programs.

Description

Western Youth Services (WYS), founded in 1972, is a community-based non-profit agency that provides prevention and mental health treatment services for troubled youth and their families. WYS programs include children's mental health clinics throughout Orange County; services in Family Resource Centers in Anaheim, Brea, Fullerton, La Habra, Orange, Westminster and Huntington Beach; and counseling and crisis intervention services for the Orangewood Children's Home, a facility that cares for abused and neglected children. In public-private partnership with the Orange County Health Care Agency and local School Districts, WYS also provides services on-site in public schools throughout the County. WYS employs nearly 200 staff, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, family counselors, and support personnel. It also serves as a training site for clinical interns. A volunteer Board of Directors comprised of professionals from business, human services, health care, and education governs the agency.

Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

Fri Nov 06, 2020 - Fri Dec 11, 2020

WHERE

1 BurroughsIrvine, CA 92618

(33.63758,-117.71883)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Family Therapy
  • Child Welfare

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Only the 2nd and 3rd volunteer opportunity has a set time commitment. Sorting and delivery are done in 1 day from 9am-12pm.
  • If volunteers are under 18 years of age, we ask that a parent/guardian attend the event to supervise as well.

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