No, volunteers are not asked to pay a fee. But did you know that there is a monetary cost to connecting volunteers to meaningful service opportunities? Some of our most committed volunteers are also our biggest individual donors. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support volunteerism and help make HandsOn Santa Clarita even stronger.
It's entirely up to you. Our goal is to make volunteering easy for everyone to fit into their busy schedules, so we offer projects with varying commitment levels. You can volunteer as much or as little as you like based on your availability and interests.
Because the online privacy of children is important to us, you must be at least 13 years old to register as a volunteer on our website. Although children 12 or younger cannot create an account, several volunteer opportunities are open to youth in this age group. We offer projects that accommodate volunteers as young as 5. All volunteers under the age of 18 must bring a youth waiver form signed by their parent or guardian with them to the project.
Each volunteer opportunity is different, so be sure to check the age listing in each project's description.
Becoming a HandsOn Santa Clarita volunteer is easy! Simply register yourself by creating a HandsOnSantaClarita.org account. It does not cost anything and your information will be kept private and secure.
If you input your log-in (email address) and click "Forgot Password" and nothing happens, call or email the HOSC office. We'll look you up so that you don't create a duplicate account.
If during registration you receive a message that your email address is already in use, then click on the LOGIN link at the top right of the page, and enter your email address. If you do not know the password for your account, then click "Forgot Password" and password reset instructions will be emailed to you.
Your username is the email address you used when you created your account. If your email address does not work at login, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and a HOSC representative should be in contact with you within two to three business days. Please provide us with your name, email address, and your preferred phone number.
Click the green "LOGIN" button on the top right of the website. Enter your username and click "Forgot password?" An email with a temporary password will be sent to you. Return to our website, click the green “LOGIN” button, and enter your username and your temporary password. The system will prompt you to change your password. PLEASE NOTE: Passwords must be at least eight characters.
Yes. Our website uses your email address to identify you and send you important information about any volunteer opportunities you sign up for. If you do not have an email account, you can get one free of charge from Yahoo or Google. Free Internet access is also available from most public libraries.
Please visit our Group Volunteering page for information about volunteer opportunities for youth-only projects. You must be 13 years old to register as a volunteer on our website. Although children 12 or younger cannot create an account on this site, several of HOSC's volunteer opportunities are open to youth in this age group.
Yes. Once you create a volunteer account, your record of volunteer service is tracked and can be accessed at any time. Attendance at HOSC-managed opportunities is logged by the Volunteer Leader, allowing for an accurate volunteer record to be maintained for every registered volunteer. For opportunities managed by our Nonprofit Partners (Express Interest, or To-Be-Scheduled opportunities), our processes do not currently track these service hours.
To access your volunteer history:
- Log in to your volunteer account.
- Click on My Profile, and toward the middle of the page, you can see how many hours that you have logged so far.
Please email us at email@example.com.
At the bottom of every volunteer opportunity page, there is a link to email the Opportunity Leader. By clicking on this link, you can email your questions directly to the Opportunity Leader. If you do not hear back within two to three days, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit our Group Volunteering page for information about how to create and manage a team.
When (and if) a space opens up, you will be notified via email. Open spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you are still available and interested for the volunteer opportunity, make sure you login, return to the sign-in page and claim one of the open spaces. PLEASE DO NOT JUST SHOW UP FOR THE PROJECT.
Our Nonprofit Partners can post their own volunteer opportunities on our website once they have completed the Partner Training. To get more information on upcoming training dates, please contact Seema Shah at email@example.com
HandsOn Santa Clarita staff members review all volunteer opportunities before approving them to appear on our website. The approval process generally takes less than 48 hours. You will receive an e-mail notification once the project has been approved and posted. If your project does not appear on the website within three business days, please contact us.
The HandsOn Santa Clarita website functions as a search engine for volunteer opportunities. Volunteers can search for opportunities based on location, interest and skills. When a volunteer expresses interest in a project, both the project contact and the volunteer will receive each other's contact information. We highly recommend that the Nonprofit Partner organization's staff contact the volunteer within 3-5 business days. HandsOn Santa Clarita tracks volunteer feedback to ensure that the process works smoothly.
The e-mail will include a prompt to update your opportunity. However, you will also receive this notice about projects when your organization's partnership is expiring.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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