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Your time, talent and compassion are what truly change the lives of our girls. The message you send to our girls is clear… someone cares.

The first step to becoming a volunteer or intern will be to attend a Girls Inc. 101: Volunteer and Intern Orientation. You may sign up through this link: 

Elementary Programs (ages 5-12)

  • Elementary Program Assistant (School year only working with 1st-6th graders)

    • Develop a supportive environment for the 1st-6th-grade girls while providing safe and supervised activities. Assist staff in executing Girls Inc. programs like STEM, financial literacy, health & nutrition, and more.



  • Literacy Program Assistant (School year only working with K-3rd graders)
    • A Literacy Program Assistant will support a facilitator on a regular basis with small reading groups for weekly sessions to help improve the reading scores of each participant in K-3rd grade.




  • Costa Mesa Family Resource Center (Year-round working with K-12th graders)
    • Develop a supportive environment for girls and boys (co-ed program) while providing safe and supervised activities. Assist staff in executing homework assistance, art, STEM programming, and more.

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Teen Programs (ages 12-18)

  • Teens Offsite Assistant (School year only working with 6th-12th graders)
    • Assist Girls Inc. staff by co-facilitating a 10-week curriculum that’s held at middle and high schools in the Orange County community. Gain experience preparing lessons, distributing materials during the program, managing small groups, completing data, and more.


  • Eureka! Program Assistant (Summer only working with 7th-10th graders)
    • Support our teen summer camp that provides a hands-on, girl-focused approach to the Girls Inc. Operation SMART (Science, Math and Relevant Technology) program. Eureka! also encompasses sports, self-defense and personal development activities that empower girls to thrive in areas important to their present and future selves. Help support the intellectual, social, and emotional needs of adolescent girls.



Additional Support Opportunities

  • Volunteer Department Assistant (Year-round and administrative)
    • The Volunteer Department Assistant will aid with volunteer recruitments, tracking of volunteer hours, special events, and executing volunteer appreciation projects.



  • STEM Program Assistant (Year-round working with K-12th graders and

    • This position is for individuals interested in assisting with K-12th STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) programs. This role involves curriculum development, facilitation, and workshop prep.



The first step to becoming a volunteer or intern will be to attend a Girls Inc. 101: Volunteer and Intern Orientation. You may sign up through this link: 

After you attend the orientation, submit the necessary paperwork, and are approved, you will be able to sign-up for the volunteer opportunities you are qualified for. If you are completing an academic internship, please be aware that we accept interns from any major program, not just child development studies.

Weekly Volunteer Time Commitment and Schedule

Academic Intern and Volunteer Responsibilities

In addition to committing to the minimum time requirement, as a student completing an academic internship, field study, community service project, etc. you are also responsible for:

  • Tracking your own hours
    • If you need to get to X amount of hours you are in charge of making sure you get to X hours
    • Site supervisors will not sign off on hours that are not already completed or documented
    • We will only count hours listed on sign-in sheet for credit
  • Please contact your supervisor for more volunteer opportunities in a timely manner if you need more hours
  • Remembering to sign in and out at every volunteer shift
  • Giving at least two-week notice to supervisors when evaluations are due
  • Notifying supervisors at least 2 weeks in advance when you plan to end your service


Interested being involved with Girls Inc. on a more regular basis, but your schedule doesn’t allow you to commit to a weekly schedule? Don’t stress! Our two Auxiliary groups are great ways to support Girls Inc. of Orange County.

Women For Girls

This membership-supported group is made up of career women committed to helping girls become self-sufficient through interactive volunteer activities that include group mentoring & program-supported events. Learn more by clicking here:

 Dads for Daughters

Dads for Daughters is an auxiliary of Girls Inc. of Orange County with a three-fold mission: to create meaningful opportunities for greater engagement with our daughters, become better dads to our daughters and role models to girls in our community through learning and educational opportunities, and to support the mission of Girls Inc. of Orange County through volunteering and financial support.


Questions? Contact us at or call (714) 597-8602 / (714) 597-8612 to receive more information.

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