Frequently Asked Questions
I donated to the Illumination Foundation. How will my donation be used?
I would like to work at the Illumination Foundation. How do I apply?
How do I sign up to volunteer?
What is the age limit for volunteers?
Can my volunteer time be used to complete a school requirement or community service?
What is the time commitment for volunteering?
I have limited time available for volunteering. What are other ways I can help?
Do I need to obtain a Live Scan?
Do you offer immediate housing?
I am a single adult in need of housing assistance. Can you help me?
Do you provide medical services?
A. We primarily serve the homeless population of Orange County, with some health care services being provided out of Los Angeles.
A. All undesignated donations go directly towards supporting our clients with Direct Client Care, such as rent assistance, bus passes, move in and move out costs, medical supplies, and any other materials that may be needed.
A. Please contact our Human Resources department for information on open positions: (949) 273-0555.
A. Visit our Volunteer Sign Up page, where you can provide us with your contact information, volunteer interests, and availability.
A. We accept volunteers of all ages! However, volunteers under the age of 18 must bring a signed parental consent form and volunteers under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Certain volunteer positions require a minimum age of 18. Please check with the volunteer department to know if you are eligible.
A. Yes. Please remember to bring in all necessary paperwork to be signed when you volunteer.
A. Most weekend site events require up to six hours from our volunteers. We typically require Children’s Resource Center volunteers to commit to at least once a week for six months.
A. Coordinating a drive is a great way to help that doesn’t require too much of your time. We are always in need of items such as clothing, diapers, canned food, gift cards, etc.
A. Volunteers for our Recuperative Care Program, Children’s Resource Center and at our Multi-Service Center need to receive a Live Scan before volunteering.
A. Yes. We immediately house families with children in our emergency housing units. If you need help, contact (714) 507-2459.
A. We have a limited amount of interim housing available for single adults. Please contact (714) 507-2459 to inquire about availability.
A. Yes. Several times a month, we provide medical outreach events throughout the Orange County community. For more information about these outreach events, please visit our Need Help Page.