6th Annual Orange County Stand Down

Army Reserve Center Tustin  CA

Volunteer Registration

      2016 OC Stand Down      

September 22nd to 25th

Tustin Army Reserve Center

2345 Barranca Parkway, Tustin, CA 92782






Service Organization/School (if applicable):

 Receiving service credit




 Any physical limitations?


  Designated “Buddies” volunteer for an all day shift (7:30am to 6:00pm) and are paired with veterans. You must be a veteran for the “buddies” position. This is separate from the volunteer opportunities listed below. You do not have to volunteer for any other shifts. Please indicate which day you would like to be a buddy: 
   Friday, September 23rd      Saturday,  September 24th
  Shift Availability: Please select only shifts that you are committed to work. You will be on the roster for that shift and expected at Stand Down. Each shift closes after 100 volunteers.
  Thursday, September 22nd   Friday, September 23rd
         8:00 am  – 6:00 pm                       7:00 am – 1:00 pm
                     (Set-Up)                             1:00 pm –  7:00 pm

Saturday, September 24th        Sunday, September 25th 
7:00 am – 1:00 pm                                             7:00 - Noon
             1:00pm - 7:00pm                                           Noon am to 5:00 pm 
                                                                                  (Tear down/clean up)


"The Stand Down is a military term referring to an opportunity to achieve a brief respite from combat. Troops assemble in a base camp to receive new clothing, hot food, and a relative degree of safety before returning to the front. Today more than 100 organizations across the country partner with local businesses, government agencies, tribal governments, community, and faith-based service providers to hold Stand Down events in local communities for homeless veterans and their families. These collaborative events are coordinated between local VA Medical Centers, other government agencies and community-based homeless service providers. Typically, services available at these events include temporary shelter, showers, haircuts, meals, clothing, hygiene care kits, medical examinations, immunizations, legal advice, state identification cards, veteran benefit information, training program information, employment services, and referral to other supportive services.

Volunteer Positions will include administrative support, outreach & marketing, entertainment, communication, event check-in, meal service, informational booth, safety & security as well as Veteran Peer Navigators (see photo above)."

For more information:       
Email:   dtate@veteransfirstoc.org  
Phone:    (714) 547-0615