Volunteer support from individuals in our community is vital to our organization. Opportunities for individuals include maintaining the Food Forest, service projects around the property or joining our advisory board.
Volunteer Service Days
Spring 2021 | 8am – 11am
Do a good turn daily and join the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center in a service opportunity. Together we will repair trails, remove invasive species, mitigate fire hazards, and enhance program areas. This session is for those who want to give back to the community and aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty! Projects of varying difficulty will be available to accommodate school age children, and Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing as well as adults.
Spend a few hours helping out at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center. We are in need of adults and youth ages 6 and up to help us restore the land.
Please wear long pants, boots or sturdy shoes with a hard sole, and bring a long sleeved shirt to protect from sun or for comfort while moving mulch. Bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a reusable water bottle to refill from our ice water coolers! If you have your own gloves, please bring those – we will have a limited number of pairs to loan for the day.
Bring your family and friends to enjoy some time outdoors while giving back to the camp that gives so much to our youth.
OneOC Conservation Service Day
January 23 or March 13 | 8am – 11am
Join the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center in a service opportunity and together we will repair trails, remove invasive species, mitigate fire hazards, and enhance program areas. This session is for those who want to give back to the community and aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty!
In October 2017 our property was damaged by the Canyon Fire 2. Since then, we have repaired program areas and expanded our orange grove to become a Food Forest. Now we work to mitigate fire danger and create defensible space around our property. Your service will be a part of these continued efforts. Projects of varying difficulty will be available to accommodate school age children as well as adults and can include weeding, clearing brush, removing invasive plants, planting seeds, spreading mulch, trail repairs, program area enhancement, and more.
Join the IROEC Advisory Board
The IROEC Advisory Committee is to bring specific skills that assist staff to improve program offerings, facilities, safety and community relations at the facility. It’s function is advisory, and does not include direct responsibility for staff leadership or day-to-day operations. Current opportunities include:
This experienced fundraiser works with the Council Director of Development and IROEC staff to secure financial resources that support camperships, staff scholarships and special events.
Guest Services Chair
This leader develops and maintains a staff of people-oriented volunteers who assist as needed in occasional support roles, such as traffic direction, information desk and roving ambassador talking with group leaders about their experience at the Ranch. The incumbent works with the Chief Commissioner and Program Leads.
Scouting and Recreation Chair
This Scouter works with a volunteer team to support the promotion of unit service projects in return for swimming and Adventure Hill fun to Scout units through Scoutweek articles, Roundtable presentations and other appropriate means. The team may provide ideas and review staff suggestions for additional recreation program offerings, and may assist with their development.
If interested, please contact our advisory board please contact email@example.com