Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
– Margaret Meade
SOS was founded 50 years ago by a small group of thoughtful committed volunteer families called to serve their most vulnerable neighbors in need of food, financial assistance, and medical care. Today, SOS volunteers continue to be an integral part of our mission to serve our Orange County community members in need. We are humbled and grateful to honor them as we celebrate Volunteer Month.
We currently have over 100 volunteers who serve on the food line and work at our front desk on a weekly basis. When volunteers leave at the end of their shift, they know someone was supported, fed, and clothed for the day. Additionally, volunteers from various corporations, schools, and local community groups give their time volunteering during our seasonal programs; Thanksgiving Program, Back To School, and Adopt A Family. SOS volunteers give their time and care throughout the year in the practice of our mission, “we are servants who provide care and assistance to those in need and act as advocates for systemic change.”
We are proud of our volunteer program offering opportunities for community members to serve their community. The shared common response as to why volunteers come to SOS is to give back through their time at a volunteer experience that provides meaningful work. SOS is a community centered organization where our volunteers embody our mission wholeheartedly and positively impacts people’s lives.
To kick off recognizing the great work of our volunteers during National Volunteer Month, we’d like to highlight a superstar SOS volunteer who makes a difference not only at SOS, also throughout the Costa Mesa community. We are proud to share that Rock Hunter is a OneOC Spirit of Volunteerism Award Honoree. To view his honoree profile, check out his link.