Civic Engagement


Excerpts from Civic Responsibility and Higher Education, edited by Thomas Ehrlich, published by Oryx Press, 2000.

Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes. - Preface, page vi

A morally and civically responsible individual recognizes himself or herself as a member of a larger social fabric and therefore considers social problems to be at least partly his or her own; such an individual is willing to see the moral and civic dimensions of issues, to make and justify informed moral and civic judgments, and to take action when appropriate. - Introduction, page xxvi



Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities for San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valley/Castaic


Ongoing Events with the City of Santa Clarita

Not sure where you want to volunteer?  Take a look at some of the areas where you could potentially become a volunteer!!!

  • Canyon Country Community Center
  • Canyon Country Library
  • City Hall Activities Center Unpaid Internship
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Emergency Communication Team (SCECT)
  • Granada Villa Neighborhood Committee
  • Jakes Way Neighborhood Committee
  • Newhall Community Center
  • Newhall Library
  • Paseo Patrol Graffiti Removal
  • Valencia Library - Homework Help

If you would like to sign-up as a volunteer, please visit Santa Clarita Volunteers for further information. If you have any questions, please email the City at volunteers@santa-clarita.com or call at 661-250-3708.


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