Join with us in uplifting and prioritizing the health of the Orange County community

get involved by volunteering at Share Ourselves

Why should you get involved with Share Ourselves? For over 50 years, Share Ourselves has worked to make our community a happier, healthier, and safer place for the people and families who call it home. At the heart of Share Ourselves is a profound belief that everyone deserves access to quality healthcare. Our mission is to break down the barriers to achieving optimal health every single day. We understand that true health encompasses more than just medical or dental care; it includes essential social determinants of health such as stable housing and access to healthy food.

Share Ourselves’ ongoing focus is centered on uplifting those in our care. We aim to be partners in their journey toward improved health and enhanced life situations. This commitment is rooted in fostering collaborative relationships that empower individuals to actively participate in their well-being. By cultivating a supportive environment, we encourage and enable individuals to make informed choices, leading to lasting, positive changes.

Share Ourselves exists so that no one falls through the cracks. Your unwavering support has been our driving force so that we can provide the crucial resources our patients rely on. Keep reading to learn how to get involved in a meaningful way.

Make a financial contribution

Donating to Share Ourselves allows us to meet the needs of those we serve. While we get reimbursed by the government and Medi-Cal for some of the services we provide, Share Ourselves provides more than the basics for our patients, and many of those services are supported only by philanthropy.

Your gift will help us continue to provide comprehensive care and support through our community healthcare clinics, food pantry, and community programs. Through these services, we aim to care for, and bring about systemic change in, the lives of our patients.

Share Ourselves is proud to be a good steward of your donation, using 85 cents of every dollar for direct program services. If you have questions, or are interested in discussing other types of gifts (your estate plan, or other types of planned gifts), please email us at

Make an in-kind donation

Share Ourselves’ food pantry provides food, hygiene products, and clothing to those in need. We have an ongoing and increasing requirement for those products as more people need help stretching their paychecks. If you are able to donate any of these items, you can email us at or bring them to our Costa Mesa location at 1550 Superior Ave., 92627. We accept in-person donations Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am and 3:30 pm.


Share Ourselves was started by volunteers and we are grateful for their continued commitment to serving our most vulnerable community members. We have many volunteer opportunities, from regular shifts in our food pantry to helping for a day at our Community Programs. If you are interested in volunteering, or would like to learn more, click the link below. You can also email us at