OCCTAC is always in need of volunteers for our many programs. We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and settings, including high schools, colleges, businesses or organizations, as well as retirees and other community members. There are various volunteering opportunities in the following areas: community outreach; early-start and pre-kinder arts; after-school arts; special events and fundraising; grant-writing, and much more. To learn more about our programs, see the Programs tab where you can read more about the classes and services that our Center offers.


  • Must be 18 yrs of age or older
  • Must submit completed VOLUNTEER APPLICATION
  • Must complete and pass Live Scan background check
  • Must complete OCCTAC Volunteer orientation/training
  • Early Start and Preschool Volunteers only: must get a TB test done or have current TB test results (within 1 year) and provide copy
  • Must commit to volunteer for a minimum of 3 months (or semester/quarter if you are a college/high school student)

Call 714-547-5468, ext. 317 or email Blanca at BlancaA@occtac.org for more info, to submit your completed application, and to sign up for an orientation session!

Volunteer Opportunities:

Early Start Volunteer / Pre-Kinder Arts Volunteer
Interns and volunteers for the Early Start and Pre Kinder Arts program will assist with the daily setup and takedown routines, create and lead developmentally age appropriate activities for students, observe and interact with children and parents during class time, and participate in daily debriefings held after each class.

After School Arts Volunteer
ASA Program volunteers develop their artistic, educational and career goals by supporting the program through tasks such as providing assistance to teachers during class sessions, work and develop rapport with teachers on lesson plan building and curriculum evaluation, and assist with special events, projects and outreach.

Learning Academy Volunteer
Volunteers provide tutoring and homework support to children (ages 4-13) through individual or small group instruction.

MECCA Volunteer
Volunteers represent MECCA within the community, acting as advocates for our mission and programs. Volunteers work directly with program participants and assist staff towards continuing the success of our programs. Tasks include but not limited to: engaging with participants, assisting with classes, conducting general outreach, and completing administrative projects.

Therapeutic Arts Volunteer
Volunteers assist with providing music or art therapy to children and youth of all ages and abilities to enhance psychological, socio-emotional, communication/linguistic and cognitive development.

YEP Volunteer
Volunteers tutor and mentor Transitional Age Youth (TAY) in various academic subjects.