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Carousel Ranch, Inc
34289 Rocking Horse Rd, Agua Dulce, CA 91390
Organization Description - Carousel Ranch is dedicated to providing equestrian therapy disabled children, creating a unique and individualized program to meet each child’s specific needs and goals. Utilizing a combination of vaulting (gymnastics on a moving horse) and therapeutic riding (both English and Western), we strive to create an atmosphere where every child can and will succeed…a place where therapy is disguised as fun.
Volunteer Opportunities - Working outside on the ranch, participating in lessons working alongside instructors in lessons with the children, work with horses (grooming, etc.) and general ranch maintenance, etc. Office work available as well including phones, mailings and helping with special events.
Hours of Operation –
July- Early September
· Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 3:30 – 7:30pm
· Saturdays 9am-12noon
Mid-September – June
· Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 1:30-5:30pm
· Saturdays 9am-2pm
Office work available
· 10am-6pm Tuesday - Friday
Volunteer Hours Required - Call to schedule in advance
Contact Person(s) - Gail Berke, Volunteer Coordinator; Denise Tomey-Redmond
Telephone Number – 661.268-8010; best time to contact: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-2:30pm (when Gail is in the office)
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Castaic Chamber of Commerce
31744 Castaic Rd, Suite 103, Castaic CA 91384
Organization Description - The Castaic Chamber of Commerce provides local businesses with networking opportunities to meet face-to-face with other local business people who will help them grow their businesses. Through these social networks, individuals or organizations can exchange business cards, introduce their businesses to other chamber members, highlight what services they have to offer the community, and profile what makes a good customer/client for their particular businesses. Businesses, therefore, become acquainted by values, visions, ideas, financial exchange, and friendship.
Volunteer Opportunities - Event planning, clerical assistance, fundraising, community outreach.
Contact Person - Renee Sabol
Telephone Number – 661.295-8303
Email - email@example.com
Castaic Union School District
We are pleased to announce the addition of new elementary schools to our program. If you are interested in volunteering with any of the schools please contact the principal listed.
Please keep in mind that it may take a few days for a response to your email/voicemail; the staff at each school site is working hard to find appropriate placements for volunteers and this involves contacting multiple teachers, waiting for teachers to respond to the request; and relaying information back to each student volunteer. Thank you for your patience with this matter and please remember to be courteous and professional with all involved staff members at the school site.
Remember that volunteer opportunities are limited to regular school day hours; if you only have evening and weekend availability, school sites are not a good choice for you.
30455 Park Vista Drive
Castaic, CA 91384
Denise Davis, Principal
Live Oak Elementary
27715 Saddleridge Way
Castaic, CA 91384
Cynthia Seamands, Principal
32545 Ridge Route Road
Castaic, CA 91384
Erin Augusta, Principal
Castaic Middle School
28900 Hillcrest Pkwy
Castaic, CA 91384
Bob Brauneisen, Principal
Center for Early Childhood Education
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia CA 91355
Organization Description - The Center Advisory Committee (CAC) is a group of parents who are interested in supporting our Children's Center on campus. Through this committee, we create activities that encourage community with our center families. CAC members plan and facilitate activities such as:
•Scholastic Book Fair (2 times a year)
•Free Parent Workshops (on going)
•Play Date Event (week of the young child spring event)
•Free Family Movie Nights (2-3 times a year)
•The annual Center Free Swap Meet (January)
Volunteer Opportunities - Facilitating Events (set up, clean up, run activities)
Contact Person - Wendy Ruiz, Director
Telephone - 661.362.3510
Circle of Hope
23560 Lyons Ave., #224, Newhall CA 91321
Organization Description - Circle of Hope, Inc. is the only breast cancer organization in the Santa Clarita Valley that provides financial, emotional, and educational support services for uninsured and underinsured individuals with breast cancer, their families, and the local community.
Volunteer Opportunities - S-L students can volunteer their time in a variety of ways, from event registration to being a part of a mentorship program.
Hours of Operation - Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-5pm
Contact Person - Ray Tibbet
Telephone Number – 661. 254-5218
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Santa Clarita - Community Center
22421 Market Street, Newhall CA 91321
Organization Description - The City of Santa Clarita Newhall Community Center provides a variety of services for the local community. The programs are designed for low income/at risk/in need families and include after school homework help, recreational and educational activities, arts & crafts, free play, etc.
Volunteer Opportunities - Under the supervision of staff members, S-L students’ help with planning and organizing inside and outdoor games, reading, interacting with the public, setting up for special events and the homework help program.
Hours of Operation – Monday - Friday 9:00a.m.- 8:00p.m
Newhall Community Center - During the school year, volunteers are primarily needed Mondays through Friday from 2:30pm-7pm; however, during the summer, volunteers are needed Mondays through Fridays, 9am-6pm.
Volunteer Hours Required - All adults 18+ must commit to 40 hours of service within 6 months.
Telephone Number – 661. 286-4006
Email - email@example.com
Please reference volunteering at the Newhall Community Center when leaving messages.
The Community Center's volunteer posting can be found on the Hands On SCV website. Through the posting, you can express an interest in volunteering and contact the Community Center.
All volunteers must dress modestly: no tank tops, skirts, dresses, sandals, low cut tops, baggy pants, hats, or clothing with inappropriate images/words/gang affiliations. Closed toe shoes are required.
All prospective volunteers must attend a mandatory volunteer orientation. These are held the first Friday of most months at 3:30p.m. Please call or e-mail one to two weeks prior to check the schedule and to R.S.V.P.
The fingerprinting and background check process can take up to two weeks. Please plan your volunteering schedule accordingly as you will not be allowed to volunteer until you have been cleared.
Volunteers under the age of 18 must have signed consent to volunteer from a parent/legal guardian.
Volunteer applications may not be turned in until after attending orientation.
City of Santa Clarita - Volunteer Programs
20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita CA 91350
Organization Description - Various community service programs such as: youth and family programs and events, Human Relations Forum, Graffiti Removal Program, Career Center, Community Center, and volunteer programs.
Volunteer Opportunities - WIA Youth job training program, community center - help children with their activities, Phone-a-friend Program.
Hours of Operation - Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Contact Person - Susan Coronel (Prefers to be contacted via email)
Telephone Number – 661.250-3726
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Comments - Volunteers will need a background check and fingerprinting at no charge to applicant. Volunteer will need to attend an orientation, orientations are held the 2nd Thursday of every month at the activity center.
College of the Canyons
Available only in the Fall Semester - Date to be determined
Organization Description – College of the Canyons, the City of Santa Clarita and Public Health collaborate efforts with hosting a
Volunteer Description –
Hours of Operation – One day event, date to be determined
Contact Person – Kim Arredondo
Telephone Number – 661.362-3231
Email - Kim.Arredondo@canyons.edu
Additional Comments - All student volunteers must attend the mandatory training. Students interested in volunteering with the COC Flu Clinic must contact the Service-Learning office to verify participation.
College of the Canyons' Foundation
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA
Organization Description - The COC Foundation provides support for the Santa Clarita Community College District for the purpose of performing beyond the achievement level that tax dollars alone can't support, and to strive for the highest levels of excellence in teaching, scholarships, vocational training, and innovation.
Volunteer Opportunities - Students will perform various functions at special events; assist with the annual call center phone lines; office duties in the Foundation office.
Hours of Operation – Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Contact Person - Michele Edmonson
Telephone Number – 661.362-3435
Email - michele.edmonson @canyons.edu
Community Hiking Club
Areas We Serve
Native Garden Maintenance
Condor Habitat Micro-trash clean ups
Piru Creek Dam Busting and Clean ups
Local city clean ups
Sweeping positions available on hikes with kids
Organization Description -The Community Hiking Club is based in Santa Clarita, California. They organize hikes and educate the public regarding the various wilderness lands of Southern California.
Volunteer Opportunities - Our students will assist with micro-trash clean-up, trail maintenance, invasive non-native removal, and the care of a native garden in the East Canyon Picnic area.
Hours of Operation - Varies
Volunteer Hours Required- 10
Contact Person - Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel, President
Telephone Number – 661.259-2743; Best time to contact, anytime via email
Email - email@example.com