AHEAD With Horses
10157 Johanna Ave, Shadow Hills CA, 91040
Organization Description – AHEAD With Horses is a Non-profit developmental therapeutic riding program for children with disabilities.
Volunteer Opportunities - Volunteers will work hands-on with the children and assist instructors by "spotting" which is walking alongside the horse, and often leading the horse. Volunteers might also be enlisted to help groom horses, facility maintenance such as raking, picking up rocks, cleaning tack, etc.
Office Hours – Tuesday - Friday, 10am-6pm; Sat 8am-4pm
2nd and 4th Tuesday and Every Wednesday 1pm- 5:30pm
Saturday 8am - 2:30pm
Thursday 1:00-5:00 at different location in Brentwood
Minimum Hours Required - No minimum, but students must attend an orientation and sign paperwork. Orientations are normally held every Saturday at 8:45am (closed for major 3-day weekends and if it's raining.)
Contact Person - Michelle Newman
Telephone Number – 818-767-6373
Best time to contact, please leave a message on the machine and your call will be returned ASAP.
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/AHEADWithHorsesInc
Email Address - email@example.com
Additional Comments - Dress Code: Closed-toe shoes (comfortable as there will be a lot of walking), long pants (no shorts) and shirt with sleeves (T-shirt is fine; no tank tops)
Bring water, sunscreen and if volunteering all day there is a half hour lunch break on Saturdays. Bag lunches are recommended.
Students are welcome to come whether they have a requirement or not. They are welcome to continue volunteering after they have finished their requirement. Horse experience is not required.
American Cancer Society
25020 W. Ave Stanford Suite 170, Valencia CA 91355
Organization Description - Nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.
Volunteer Opportunities - Volunteers will help with event planning and office work relating to event Relay for Life.
Open, sort mail and faxes
Prepare regular and bulk office mailings
Greeting and assisting office visitors
Assist with mailings and bulk event mailings
Copy materials, fold brochures, cut paper
Collate material and assemble packets
Fold and sort t-shirts
Receive shipments and help sort and track inventory
Assist with organizing and cleaning storage rooms
Help cancer patients with wig fittings
Hours of Office Operation - Monday - Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM
Volunteer Hour Requirement – No more than 20 hours a week during office hours.
Contact Person – Carol Mendolia
Telephone Number – 800.227-2345; Local # 661.298-0886 (option #3)
Additional Comments - All volunteers must attend an online New Volunteer Orientation www.acsvolunteers.org before becoming a volunteer. When volunteering, dress code is business attire.
American Red Cross Blood Services
6338 Variel Ave, Woodland Hills CA 91367
Organization Description - American Red Cross plays a critical role in our nation’s health care system. It is the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the United States, collecting and processing more than 40 percent of the blood supply and distributing it to some 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide. The Red Cross also plays a leading role in protecting the safety of donors and patients and increasing the availability of blood. It has been among the first to help develop and implement testing for infectious diseases and is frequently the single major contributor to clinical trials to improve blood safety.
Volunteer Opportunities - Assist with blood drives (registration and donor relations) in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys.
Volunteer Hour Requirement - 6 hours ( One blood drive)
Volunteer Commitment - 5 month commitment of at least 6 hours a month
Hours of Operation - Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
7AM - 7PM Monday - Sunday
Contact Person - Hakop Petrosyan, Volunteer Coordinator
Telephone Number – 818.219-0268 (mobile)
Email - Hakop.Petrosyan@redcross.org
Additional Comments - All volunteers required to have background check (no fee). There is a 1 hour orientation that must be attended; orientations are generally held twice a week.
Avenues Supported Living Services
28415 Industry Dr. #502, Valencia, CA 91355
Organization Description - Assists people with developmental disabilities in becoming and remaining active participants in their communities. Supported living services generally assist people with some, or all of the following: locating housing, going to dinner with a friend, personal assistance in and around the home with meals, laundry, chores, bills, roommates, etc., shopping & budgeting, other community access needs. Individualized day services provide up to five days per week of career planning and community support which can include: seeking and maintaining a job (paid or volunteer), enrolling in classes at college or adult school, enrolling in recreational or hobby classes.
Volunteer Opportunities - Assist in 1:1 supervised activity with adult with developmental disability in the community. Sample activities include classes, work, volunteer work, self-advocacy, etc.; In-service attendance and other educational opportunities available as well.
Office Hours - 7 AM - 3 PM most weekdays
Best Time to Contact - Anytime
24/7 hours available including weekends and evenings
Contact Person - Lori Shepard, Kelly Remingoton, Lupita Serrano
Telephone Number - 661.702-9788; Best time to contact 10am-2pm (no Wednesdays) or email.
Additional Comments - Volunteers are occasionally required to be fingerprinted (no fee). Volunteer hours take place in the community (not the address listed above). Most hours require vigorous physical movement, so volunteers with mobility challenges should let us know so we can accommodate.