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Donate or Volunteer to help those in need during COVID-19 crisis


With the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, donations and volunteers are sought to help others during these difficult times. Here are some ways you can make a difference.

Monetary donations are the best way to provide support for disaster recovery and the community. Contact OC United Way or Orange County Community Resilience Fund to donate today.

Donate Protective Medical Supplies:

Faced with a supply shortage of protective gear at Mission Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic, nurse Jill Brubaker and her family started a grassroots mission to produce protective face shields to protect caregivers. You can donate to the cause at .

The Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA) is now accepting donations of protective equipment and supplies for healthcare providers throughout the county. Right now, HCA is only accepting donations from corporations and businesses. These supplies will be accepted (only) in new and unopened containers and boxes:

  • N-95, surgical masks and face shields (all sizes)
  • Disposable gloves (all sizes)
  • Eye protection
  • Medical gowns: Disposable gowns and isolation gowns
  • Antibacterial and disinfecting wipes

Businesses interested in donating can call the County Public Information Hotline at 714-628-7085.

Emergency Volunteer Center: Nonprofits are on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle and need volunteers who can virtually or physically provide vital assistance. To support these activities, the County activated its virtual Emergency Volunteer Center managed by OneOC. To volunteer, visit this link.

2-1-1 Orange County – Help people get connected to vital resources. Email volunteer@211oc.org for information.

Volunteer for a Food Bank or Pantry: Many food banks need healthy volunteers to help pack, sort and distribute food for all ages. They are taking precautions to prioritize volunteer safety.

Assist Local SeniorsAge Well Senior Services needs assistance assembling meals for seniors. Call 949-855-9766 to help.

Emergency ShelterMercy House is seeking shelter volunteers. Visit this link for details.

Donate Blood: Blood supplies are critically low during this pandemic. You can help by donating blood at the upcoming March 28 Blood Drive in Mission Viejo and at future Red Cross events. Visit www.redcrossblood.org.


Submitted by Jon Carrico on Wed, 03/25/2020 - 7:59 pm


I have about 50 boxes of 100qty medium unopened disposable gloves but no where on the website can you donate them. All the donation links only take you to a money donation. Unfortunately they really don't want supplies only money.

Submitted by City Staff on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 4:04 pm


Thank you for inquiring about volunteering at our animal shelter. Most of the animals are in foster care (in homes) right now so our volunteer program is currently on hold. If you would still like to volunteer in a few weeks, please check back in mid-April. You can reach out to the shelter directly at (949) 470-3045 or animalinfo@cityofmissionviejo.org.

Submitted by City Staff on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 4:06 pm


Mr. Carrico, city staff have sent you an email and will work with you to try and find an organization or entity that can use the gloves. Thank you.

Submitted by Sarah on Fri, 06/12/2020 - 1:34 pm


I have a group of Girl Scouts (ages 14-17) looking to volunteer this summer. Do you have any opportunities for them?

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