Assistance League of Fullerton is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that is comprised of multi-talented volunteers working together to fulfill its mission. We are an organization whose nearly 300 members volunteered nearly 26,000 hours last year. Our volunteers are dedicated to improving the lives of North Orange County residents through hands-on programs.
Membership is open to those who wish to be of service to our community and have the time, creativity and passion to volunteer. The joy of giving is expressed through extraordinary programs chosen to meet the specific needs of our community.
Join ~300 women and men who volunteer with Assistance League of Fullerton. Choose from the philanthropic programs and committees that interest you and would benefit from your special skills. Make a difference in your community by sharing your enthusiasm and extending a helping hand while making new friendships that will last a lifetime.
Become one of us! Join an incredible group of volunteers who are dedicated to making a difference in their community.
The Ada Edwards Laughlin Award is named for Mrs. Ada Edwards Laughlin who joined Anne Banning in the original plan for Assistance League. Our original “Ada” was quite a business woman as well as a visionary. It is said that she was the administrator of ideas and money for the Assistance League. It is in her memory that the Assistance League of Fullerton presents its annual ADA Award
Classifications of MembershipAssistance League of Fullerton is comprised of ~300 total members in Active, Life, Sustaining and Associate classifications. We have two auxiliaries – Assisteens® and Alpha.
We are a very busy chapter! For the 2019-2020 year, our members donated over 26,000 hours to the North Orange County communities we serve.
Associate Member (Non-voting)Associate members may participate in and support chapter philanthropic programs and resource development activities in the following ways.
- Pay annual dues of $65.00.
- May attend chapter meetings and social events by invitation from the chapter.
- May work in our thrift store or on other special philanthropic projects of the chapter.
- No obligations other than financial support of the chapter and its philanthropic outreaches.
Active Member (Voting)Each Active Voting member is encouraged to complete 80 hours of service to Assistance League activities. Included in those 80 hours are the following activities:
- Attend chapter meetings, which are held on the third Tuesday of the month, except the months of July, August and December.
- Staff the Bargain Box Thrift Store one (1) day per month.
- Serve on two (2) chapter committees.
- Serve on one (1) luncheon committee per year.
- Serve on one Vision Screening (philanthropic program) per year.
- Support the annual resource development event.
- Pay annual dues of $65.00.
- Pay annual hospitality fee of $80.00 which includes the monthly luncheons.
AssisteensThe Assisteens Auxiliary is a group of seventh through twelfth grade teenagers involved in philanthropic and social events within the community.
ALPHAAssistance League Professional Humanitarian Auxiliary (ALPHA) is the business and professional women’s auxiliary of the Assistance League of Fullerton. ALPHA is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to serve the immediate community.
Building Friendships While Helping Others!
Socializing While Stocking The Thrift Shop
Incoming President Susan Schilling
Thanks Past President Helen Cohen
Past Presidents Attend Our 80th Anniversary Celebration.
Membership applications are accepted all year. Prospective new members will be contacted to schedule an educational tour and orientation classes. Each new member is assigned a mentor.
California State Senate Recognition
Fullerton School District Certificate of Recognition
Fullerton Quality of Life Award from Chamber of Commerce