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 SERVICES tab where you can read more about the classes and services that our Center offers.
OCCTAC is an equal opportunity employer
Must be 18 yrs of age or older
Must submit the completed application. Download here
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
OCCTAC is dedicated to providing a safe environment for all our students and families. In accordance with current regulations at CDC/State & Local Health Department, ALL individuals, are required to wear a facemask while INDOORS at schools. Due to our organization’s vulnerable participants, we require that all our volunteers are vaccinated. Please attach a copy of your vaccine card. Thank you for understanding.
Must commit to volunteer for a minimum of 3 months (or semester/quarter if you are a college/high school student)
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.
Prep Arts Volunteer
Preparatory Arts Academy (Prep Arts) 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.
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.
Volunteers tutor and mentor Transitional Age Youth (TAY) in various academic subjects.
Mental Health and Community Wellness Volunteer
Volunteers support our psychological education to clients. This could consist of making phone calls, researching curriculum for specific topics, providing initial emotional support, shadowing in workshops, being present in outreach events, or collaborating in engagement activities.