Welcome to the Spirit of Volunteerism Virtual Celebration!
Since 1976, OneOC has hosted the Spirit of Volunteerism Awards at the Disneyland Hotel. Every April, over 1000 attendees celebrate the volunteers who make our community a better place to live and grow. Due to COVID-19, we are celebrating he Spirit of Volunteerism awards as a virtual event that recognizes 300+ honorees, 100+ organizations and over 35 sponsors. Please join the conversations that are taking place on our social platforms
The LIVE Honorees
The LIVE Award Category honorees serve organizations that support some of the most vulnerable members of our Orange County community. These honorees help nonprofits feed the hungry, shelter the homeless and provide for other basic human needs.
The LIVE Award Category Nominating Organizations/Companies:
*Habitat for Humanity Orange County
*HomeAid Orange County
*Innovative Housing Opportunities
*Laundry Love Santa Ana
*Meals on Wheels OC
*Share Our Selves (SOS)
*Waste Not OC
The LEARN Honorees
The LEARN Award Category honorees serve organizations that address a broad range of educational and developmental needs in our community. Volunteers help in many ways including with early childhood and basic literacy programs, health and safety education and life, work and job skills development.
The LEARN Award Category Nominating Organizations/Companies:
*Argumentation and Communication Leadership Academy (ACLA)
*Dreams for Schools
*Goodwill of Orange County
*Museum of Teaching and Learning (MOTAL)
*Pretend City Children’s Museum
*Speech and Language Development Center
The Grow Honorees
The GROW Award Category honorees serve organizations that support our community’s health, safety and wellbeing through personal wellness programs, human rights monitoring and protection, healthcare access and education, emergency aid, mental health support programs and a broad range of social services.
The GROW Award Category Nominating Organizations/Companies:
*Alzheimer’s Family Center
*American Cancer Society
*American Red Cross
*Assistance League of Huntington Beach
*Assistance League of Newport-Mesa
*Beckman Coulter, Inc.
*Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
*Community Action Partnership of Orange County/Orange County Food Bank
*Free Wheelchair Mission
*Junior League of Orange County
*Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire
*Miracles for Kids
*OC Human Relations
*OneOC Retired Senior Volunteer Program
*Operation Be Kind
*Pacific Dental Services
*Radiant Health Centers
*Ronald McDonald Family Room at CHOC Children’s Hospital
*Ronald McDonald House Orange County
*Susan G. Komen Orange County
*Talent for Epilepsy
*The Autism Community in Action
The Protect Honorees
The PROTECT Award Category honorees serve organizations that strive to protect our environment and wildlife. These honorees also serve organizations that support law enforcement and veterans. These volunteers play a major role in keeping our Orange County community safe, secure and environmentally healthy and beautiful.
PROTECT Award Category Nominating Organizations/Companies:
*Bolsa Chica Conservancy
*Cell Dogs, Inc.
*City of Orange Police Department
*Garden Grove Police Department
*Irvine Ranch Conservancy
*Pacific Marine Mammal Center
*The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo
*Veterans Legal Institute
The Dream Honorees
The DREAM Award Category honorees serve organizations that keep life enriching art and culture alive in Orange County. In this category we also include youth support and service organization that help young people work towards achieving their dreams. These volunteers dance, sing, play and bring hope and beauty into our community.
The DREAM Award Category Nominating Organizations/Companies:
*Assistance League of Irvine
*Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County
*Boy Scouts of America, Orange County Council
*Boys & Girls Club of Buena Park
*Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach
*Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley
*Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove
*CASA of Orange County
*Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
*Girl Scouts of Orange County
*Orange County Bar Foundation- dba Project Youth OCBF
*South Coast Symphony
*The Roosters Foundation of Orange County
*Tilly’s Life Center
*Tiyya Foundation, Inc.
The Work Honorees
The WORK Award Category honorees are recognized by companies who share their resources, time and talent, redefining “purpose” and what success looks like in the Orange County business sector. Empowered by their employer’s passion to make a difference and the communities that they serve, these volunteers are honored today for supporting a diverse range of nonprofits throughout Orange County.
The WORK Award Category Nominating Companies:
*Agapay Global Services, Inc.
*Boston Consulting Group
*Ingram Micro Inc.
*Michael Baker International, Inc.
*RUTAN & TUCKER, LLP
Thank You to our Sponsors