VOLUNTEER HIGHLIGHTS

2019 Volunteer Highlights

Awesome Cowboy Festival Volunteers!

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More than 300 volunteers helped to make the Cowboy Festival a success this past weekend. From greeting Festival attendees at the Shuttle Site and as they enter Hart Park to…

Eggstravaganza Brought Smiles to Hundreds of Santa Clarita Kids

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Our volunteers helped brought smiles (and Easter eggs!) to hundreds of kids at the Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt in Central Park.  Prior to the event, volunteers helped stuff thousands of plastic…

Volunteers Cared for our Planet at Earth Arbor Day Festival

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More than 100 community members volunteered at Earth Arbor Day in Central Park.  Majority of these volunteers, including Girl Scout troops, planted trees at various areas in the park while…

Tween Volunteers Got Busy with Spring Cleaning at the Libraries

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Over 50 junior high students from different schools spent a Sunday morning in April helping clean shelves and workstations, and organizing books and materials at the three libraries.  These Tween…

2018 Volunteer Highlights

Volunteers at the Family Literacy Festival

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The 12th annual Family Literacy Festival was hosted on Saturday, December 1, at the Old Town Newhall Library.  Over 30 volunteers came out to help teachers and artists in activity…

2018 is Off to a Great Start!

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A group of 51 volunteers from the SCV Church of Christ spread about 800+ linear feet x 10’ of mulch on the burned area along Newhall Ranch Road on Saturday, January…

Tween Clean-Up Days at the Library

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Canyon Country and Old Town Newhall Libraries hosted clean-up days for National Junior Honor Society members in January and February.  Realizing the challenge that younger volunteers face in finding volunteer…
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MRCA Volunteer Recognition

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Volunteers from the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) were recognized by the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Commission on February 8, 2018 for all their hard work to build…

SCV Trail Users Work on Trails at East Walker Ranch

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Volunteering on our trails has become a family affair!  SCV Trail Users volunteers, including four father-son teams and a husband-wife team, have been working hard at East Walker Ranch.  On March…

2017 Volunteer Highlights

T’was a Busy Spring for City Volunteers!

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April and May are typically busy event months for the City, as they are for volunteers who are an integral part of City events and programs.  In the past month…

Volunteers Thanked and Recognized for their Contributions

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The Volunteer Recognition Pool Party was held on Saturday, May 20. Mayor Pro Tem Laurene Weste was on hand to thank City volunteers for their contributions to the City and…

Open Space Trails Volunteer Program

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The trails volunteer group completed their work on the Elder Trail, a 1.7-mile trail in the Taylor Open Space. They began work on the Cabin Trail in the Gateway Open…

LDS Youth Completed Four Projects in One Day

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As part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ Valencia Stake Youth Conference, 127 volunteers from this church group worked with City staff to do clean-up, painting, and…

Princess Cruises Employees Painted McBean Parkway Bridge

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Twenty-four agents from Princess Cruises volunteered and spent part of their morning on June 8 painting the McBean Parkway Bridge by the Post Office and McDonalds.  The lead for this…

Our Marathon Volunteers Rock!

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Close to 1,000 community members volunteered at the Marathon on November 5.  Families and individuals served as Course Monitors and helped at the Recovery Zone while 30 groups volunteered at…

2016 Volunteer Highlights

A Busy and Egg-citing Day for City Volunteers!

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Saturday, March 26, was a very busy day for City volunteers. Thirty-two teen volunteers helped to make Eggstravaganza on March 26 another success. Sixteen volunteers stuffed thousands of eggs with gift…

Trees, Lady Bugs, and Fun Activities Kept Volunteers Engaged

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A total of 177 volunteers, between the ages of three and 68, helped with Earth Arbor Day on April 16-17. Girl Scout troops, school groups, and families planted trees throughout…

Amgen Tour of California Volunteers Were All Over Town

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Orange Amgen volunteer shirts dotted parts of the race route on Monday, May 16, worn by volunteer Course Marshals who helped provide a safe venue for the Amgen Tour of…

City Volunteers Joined 4th of July Parade

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City volunteers, young and old, proudly represented the City of Santa Clarita and its Volunteer Engagement Program at the 4th of July Parade in Newhall.  Wearing volunteer shirts from different City…

ROP Forestry Students Volunteer @ Quigley Canyon and Whitney Canyon Open Spaces

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Hart District’s ROP Forestry students braved the heat in June to work on trails maintenance projects in Quigley Canyon and Whitney Canyon. The group did 100 dedicated crew hours in…

River Rally Volunteers Came Through Again!

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More than 1,300 community members, from age 3 to 82, volunteered to help clean a portion of the Santa Clara River on Saturday, September 17. Students, Girl and Boy Scouts,…

Volunteers Traded Roller Coasters for Poppy Seeds

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Eighty-seven Magic Mountain employees traded their usual activities in the theme park for a day of service in the City’s Open Space properties, including Iron Horse/Round Mountain, Towsley Canyon/Rivendale, and…

Marathon Volunteers Were a Big Help!

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Volunteers came in full force for the 21st Santa Clarita Marathon. Approximately 900 volunteers helped to make the Marathon on November 6 another success, most of them manning water stations while…

2015 Volunteer Highlights

Cowboy Festival Volunteer Round-Up

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Approximately 125 community members attended the Cowboy Festival Volunteer Round-Up on March 24, 2015, where staff provided information about the new Festival venues as well as standard and new activities.  The round-up…

Cowboy Festival Ranch Hands

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About 220 volunteers contributed to the success of the Cowboy Festival on April 15-18, 2015. Volunteers lent a helping hand at the City’s information, media, and merchandise booths, served as…

Volunteers Stuffed Some Fun into Eggstravaganza

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Twenty-four volunteers stuffed thousands of eggs with donated gift certificates in preparation for the Eggstravaganza event on April 4, 2015.  Seven other volunteers helped at the actual event, spreading the eggs…

National Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Government (NAVPLG) Spotlight

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The City of Santa Clarita’s Volunteer Engagement Program was featured in NAVPLG’s Spring 2015 newsletter.  The spotlight outlines what the City is doing to celebrate and recognize volunteers.

Earth Arbor Day Volunteers

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Over 170 volunteeers, between the ages of three and 67, helped make the Earth Arbor Day Festival on April 11, 2015 a success. The younger volunteers helped with tree planting…

Rain or Shine — Our Volunteers were there for the Amgen TOC!

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Fifty-six volunteers braved the elements on May 14, 2015 when the Amgen Tour of Californiarolled into town.  Volunteers helped as Course Marshals, Security Ambassadors, Medical Control Escorts, Team Meal Volunteers, and…

Tree Wells, Trails, and Terrific Volunteers

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Staff from the Parks Planning and Open Space Division and the Volunteer Engagement Program worked closely to organize three volunteer projects at Quigley Canyon between March and May, 2015.  As…

Volunteers Helped Provide Fun and Excitement at the Youth Sports and Healthy Families Festival

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Youth Sports and Healthy Families Festival on August 22, 2015, and helped provide a fun and safe environment for community members.  Volunteers assisted staff in various areas, including kayaking, paddle boarding,…

Residents Give Back

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Over 1,200 community members came out to help clean a portion of the Santa Clara River at the 21st annual River Rally on September 19, 2015.  Volunteers — young and old — donned…

Do Good Bus Volunteers Did Good in Santa Clarita

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Almost 100 volunteers from Boston Scientific boarded the Do Good Bus on October 16, 2015 for a clean-up and beautification project at Quigley Canyon.  The volunteers planted six oak trees,…

Marathon Volunteers Spread Some Cheer (and Water)

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Over 900 volunteers helped make the 20th Santa Clarita Marathon on November 8, 2015 run smoothly and cheered runners along the way.  Volunteers manned water stations and provided water and…