NEW Students to Service-Learning MUST ATTEND a Service-Learning Orientation before contacting any agency. NURSING and RETURNING students do not have to attend an orientation, however these students must pick up their paperwork in our office STCN-111 before contacting any agency.
 
 
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Adult Day Healthcare Center, Santa Clarita
23911 Calgrove Blvd, Santa Clarita, CA 91321
 
Organization Description - Santa Clarita Adult Day Healthcare (ADHC) of Visiting Nurse Community Service is dedicated to enhancing the value, dignity, and quality of life for the aged and functionally impaired adults to delay or prevent premature institutionalization.  We strive to maintain functional independence for participants, while providing support for caregivers. Our professional therapeutic staff includes: RNs, clinical social workers, physical therapists, speech therapists, recreational therapists, dietitians, and pharmacists.
Volunteer Opportunities
·         Assist with activities (e.g., help participant to complete activity, etc.)
·         Set up and set down materials needed for activities
·         Serve food
·         Creative Implementation (e.g., decorating for special events, hanging     completed arts and crafts, making get well cards or thank you cards for long-term volunteers, etc.)
·         Assist with transition to groups (e.g., verbal encouragements to have them participate; walk with participants, push wheelchairs, etc.)
·         Administrative (e.g. creating flyers, organizing, filing, making copies of materials, taking inventory of supplies, signing in participants as they arrive in the A.M., etc.)
·         1:1 quality time with participants (e.g., conversing, befriending, completing a special activity with participant, etc.)
·         Special Projects (must be approved with Activities Coordinator. A few examples: develop, plan, lead and evaluate a group activity, or a special themed day, birthday celebration for participant(s), etc.).
Hours of Operation - Monday – Friday; 8am - 2pm
Telephone Number - 661.253-0700 Ext 108; Best time to call 8am - 9am or after 2pm
Contact Person - Rita Navarro, Activities Director
Volunteer Requirements - TB Test needs to be completed, along with a volunteer application.
We require that you dress in a semi-professional manner (e.g., no short skirts, tank tops, low-cut tops/blouses, or shorts, jeans are okay, etc.).
Additional Comments - A great place to learn and grow within the health/therapeutic profession of aging adults. There is a new trend for creating community centers that focuses on maintaining the overall quality of life for aging adults with impairments and/or disabilities in the state of California.
 

 
 
 
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 track.
Hours of Operation – Tuesday – Friday, 10am-6pm; Sat 8am-4pm
Volunteer Hours
·         Tuesday and Wednesdays 12:30pm - 5:30pm
·         Saturday 8am - 3:00pm
·         Thursday 1:00-5:00 at different location in Brentwood
Minimum Hours Required - Students must attend an orientation and sign paperwork. Orientations are normally held every Saturday at 8:45am.
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
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. Bag lunches are recommended.
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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.
Hours of Operation - Monday - Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM
Volunteer Hour Requirement - 9 months (prefer 30 hours + of community service per student)
Contact Person – Carol Mendolia
Telephone Number – 800.227-2345; Local # 661.298-0886 (option #3)
Email – carol.mendolia@cancer.org; (prefers to be contacted via email)
Website - www.cancer.org
Additional Comments - All volunteers must attend an online New Volunteer Orientation www.acsvolunteers.org before becoming a volunteer. To become a Road to Recovery Volunteer Driver, a background check is required  (no fee). When volunteering, dress code is business attire.
 
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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.
Hours of Operation - Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Contact Person - Hakop Petrosyan, Volunteer Coordinator
Telephone Number – 818.992-2010 (office); 818.219-0268 (mobile)
Email - Hakop.Petrosyan@redcross.org
Additional Comments - All volunteers required to have background check (no fee).
 
 

 

Avenues Supported Living Services
28415 Industry Dr. #502, Valencia, CA 91354
 
 
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.
Hours of Operation - Varies
Volunteer Hours Required - Varies - 2 hours or more per visit is highly desired
Contact Person - Lori Shepard
Telephone Number - 661.702-9788; Best time to contact 10am-2pm (no Wednesdays) or email.
Email - avesls@pacbell.net