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                    Habitat for Humanity
        of San Fernando & SCV


Address 21031 Ventura Blvd, Suite 610
  Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Organization Description Founded in 1990 as an affiliate for Habitat of Humanity International. They are a locally run, independent, non-profit organization serving North Los Angeles County and the Antelope Valley, building houses for low-income working families and veteran families. To date, we have built over 200 homes and are among the top 5% of Habitat affiliates nationwide to reach this goal. With the help of volunteers, they are building a new kind of Habitat, for a new generation.

In 2012, Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV will continue their mission to serve low-income working families but will also take off with their newest initiative for veterans by giving at minimum 10 veteran families critical home repairs/disability modifications and access to self-sufficiency services. Habitat will also break ground on its 12 home community in Sylmar. Here they will build homes and provide self-sufficiency training that will empower some of our most deserving citizens: veterans and families of the fallen.

Volunteer Opportunities Chatsworth Habitat ReStore
Generates funds to support Habitat's building programs. Volunteers help with: customer service, organizing, cleaning, repair & refurbish furniture
Construction Volunteer
Minimum age to work on construction site is 16 with parental consent. Volunteers are suggested to bring: nail apron or tool belt (can be purchased at Home Depot or Lowe's, etc for under $2), hammer, tape measure, pencil, work gloves (cotton or leather), water bottle, lunch, sunscreen and hat
Hours of Operation

Volunteer Hours

9am-5;30pm (Mon - Fri)
ReStore (Tues-Sat, 9-6pm); Construction Schedule TBA
Hours Required Volunteers may come as frequently as their schedule permits. Volunteers must work a shift of at least 4 hours; however, school service credit is only given to volunteers who work a full day shift from 9-6pm.
Telephone Number 818-884-8255
Contact Person
Nicole Hampsten
Email nhampsten@humanityca.org
Dress Code Habitat for Humanity prides itself on its warm and professional atmosphere. This is reflected in their expectations regarding dress:
  • work shoes with hard soles are required (work boots are ideal). No tennis shoes, sandals, flip-flops, heels, slip-on or slipper type shoes permitted
  • clothing must be appropriate and not offensive in any way--no bare midriffs or bra straps showing, no undergarments exposed above pant line
  • no apparel or body decor and/or ink that advertise drugs, alcohol, sex, intolerance of any type or violence
  • No loop piercings may be left on or open such that they could be caught and tear
  • Jeans or work pants must be worn at the waist
  • No headphones & cell phones must be turned off during shift
  • Nametags must be worn during each shift
Additional Comments All volunteers are required to have health insurance.

Orientations are done on-site at the beginning of the volunteer shift.





      HandsOn Santa Clarita

Address 25201 Avenue Tibbitts, Ste. 202
Valencia, CA 91355
Organization Description Since 1997, HandsOn Santa Clarita has promoted social responsibility through the advancement of community involvement by way of advocacy, education, and volunteerism. As the local volunteer center of the Santa Clarita Valley, HandsOn encourages philanthropy and builds the capacity of non-profit organizations through administration of the Court Referral Program, national service day events, and through traditional volunteering. By partnering local non-profits, groups, and businesses with volunteers, HandsOn Santa Clarita is able to make a difference every day.
Volunteer Opportunities event planning, office administration, database/web administration
Hours of Operation Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm
Telephone (661) 257-1997
Contact Person Bethany Bryski or Seema Shah
Email bbryski@handsonscv.org or sshah@handsonscv.org
(Contact by email is preferred)
Website http://www.handsonscv.org
Volunteer Requirements Orientation and training will be provided on an individual basis.




     Heal the Bay


1444 9th Street


Santa Monica, CA 90401
Organization Description Nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters safe, healthy, and clean. Heal the Bay uses research, education, community action, and advocacy to pursue their mission.
Volunteer Opportunities Beach cleanups, office work, public speaking, aquarium volunteer, restorations, water chemistry, etc. All opportunities can be viewed at www.healthebay.org/volunteer
Hours of Operation 9:30 am - 5:30 pm (Mon - Fri)

Telephone Number


Contact Person

Saira Gandhi

Best Time to Contact Weekdays
Website www.healthebay.org



Additional Comments

Learn more about Heal the Bay's volunteer programs by attending a Volunteer Orientation, offered on the 2nd Monday of each month (except December)




        Help the Children

Address 25030 Avenue Tibbetts, Ste. L
  Valencia, Ca 91355
Organization Description Help the Children is a nonprofit charity that helps struggling residents of Santa Clarita with food, clothing and personal hygiene items, as well as job information.
Volunteer Opportunities and duties General lifting of boxes of food, sorting, cleaning, and restocking of food shelves. other opportunities would include driving, and promotions skills.
Hours of Operation Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Hours Required full shifts are required:      9am-12pm (Mon, Wed, Fri)                                          8am-11am    (Tue, Thur)                                          8:30am-12pm    (Sat)                                          5pm-7:30pm   (Tues,Thurs)
Telephone Numbers 661-702-8852
Best time to contact: 9am - 4pm (Mon - Fri)
Contact Person Michael Santomauro
Website www.helpthechildren.org
Email michael@helpthechildren.org
Additional Comments Required to fill out a 2 page form. Orientation is 15min at begining of shift.


   Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital



Important Volunteer information:

Due to the high volume of volunteers applying for volunteer positions at Henry Mayo, a lottery system is now being used to select volunteers.

Starting TBA students must go to www.henrymayo.com/volunteerlottery

and register for the volunteer lottery. Students should be contacted by Henry Mayo within 24-36 hours of registering if they were selected to participate. Please continue to read the information listed below as Henry Mayo Hospital has a very important message for potential volunteers.

Applications are only provided three times a year. Please contact volunteer services for those dates




Address 23845 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355
Organization Description Our mission is to improve the health of our community through compassion and excellence in healthcare services; and to create the ideal patient-centered environment to surpass expectations.
Volunteer Opportunities Please see website for complete list of volunteer opportunities. Placement in departments is based on the volunteer's interest, availability and knowledge base.
Hours of Operation Mon-Fri, 8:30pm-5pm
Volunteer Hours Mon-Fri, 9:00-4:00pm

Contact Person
Maria Strmsek, Director
Courtney Dinius, Volunteer Coordinator
Email strmsekma@henrymayo.com
Telephone Number (661) 253-8051 Volunteer Services
Website www.henrymayo.com
Minimum Hours to


100 hours (takes about 6 months). Volunteers work a 4-hour shift one time per week. *Note: 100 hour commitment MUST be fulfilled before any recommendation letter can be received.
Volunteer Orientation

A 3 ½ to 4 hour new volunteer orientation and one-on-one orientation in the assigned areas. 

Dress Code Volunteers are required to purchase a blue logo shirt or jacket top from Uniformland. Must also wear white pants and white closed-toed walking shoes.
Additional Requirements We have a background check we do on all adult volunteers 18+. No fee involved to the volunteer.
We require a current Tuberculosis test (3 months from date beginning to volunteer) and a release from a physician to state able to volunteer. We do not pay for the Tuberculosis test, cost assumed by the volunteer. However, TB tests can be done at COC for a minimal fee.
Comments Henry Mayo is the only hospital in the SCV and because we have such a limited amount of positions in various areas, we ask that the students who apply to volunteer are serious about their commitment to learning about healthcare and to meeting their commitment of hours required.  You are welcome to remain a volunteer after the 100 hours commitment, but we would appreciate that you stand firm on the believing in the mission and vision of the hospital and what we represent.


      Highlands Elementary School


27352 North Catala Ave


Saugus, CA

Organization Description

Education for students K - 6th grade.  Approximately 650 students.

Volunteer Opportunities

Office work, correcting papers, helping children read, do math - special projects - "Women in History" - "Chalk Festival" - "Young Author's Day".

Hours of Operation

8 am - 2:30 pm (Mon - Fri)

Telephone Number


Contact Person

Paul Martinsen