City Thanks Volunteers During 2019 National Volunteer Week
CITY THANKS LOCAL VOLUNTEERS DURING 2019 NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK
There is no “I” in team, but there is a “U” in volunteer! The City of Santa Clarita is proud to recognize National Volunteer Week, from April 7 to April 13. In 2018 alone, a total of 5,478 volunteers gave 51,154 hours to the City, valued at an estimated $1.5 million. The City is fortunate to have so many community members who are dedicated to supporting and improving our City of Santa Clarita.
From the annual River Rally and Cowboy Festival, to beautification projects and swim meets, the City has a regular need for volunteers to make events, programs and projects a success. The City would like to offer its sincere praise and thanks to all of our volunteers.
No job is too big or small, and the time and effort volunteers put into the City make Santa Clarita a great place for all to live, work and go to school. There are many upcoming events and programs where regular volunteers, and residents who would like to begin volunteering, can contribute as a part of the team. Earth Arbor Day, the Splash-and-Dash Egg Hunt, Eggstravaganza, Amgen Tour of California and Tween Clean-Up Days at the libraries are just a few.
For those looking to sign up to volunteer at an upcoming event, or to learn more about volunteering with the City, visit SantaClaritaVolunteers.com.
Santa Clarita is home to a flourishing arts scene featuring public art pieces and youth arts education programs. The City administers an arts grants program and provides information and assistance to artists and cultural organizations through the New Heights: Artist Development Workshop. There are four, live theaters in Santa Clarita which regularly educate, entertain and enrich our community through a diverse blend of professional, educational and community programming. From popular musicians and classic plays to art galleries and historic tours, you will find it all in Santa Clarita.
The City of Santa Clarita takes pride in utilizing exhibition spaces to share the talented work of local art organizations, independent artists, and nationally recognized artists. Art galleries enrich our community by bringing new visitors to local exhibit spaces to experience art.
The City of Santa Clarita City Council and Arts Commission is proud to present the New Heights: Artist Development Workshops, which is designed to assist artists, performers, and arts organization representatives to expand their knowledge and to learn valuable tools to increase their ability to be successful. The series comprises workshops, panel discussions, and art trips that are designed to engage creative individuals, no matter what level of experience.
Public Art is a tool to add to the personality of a community, while also encouraging creative expression and discussion. Many of the Public Art projects are an opportunity for the community to be a part of the construction of the pieces, thus creating truly "public" art.
The City of Santa Clarita is committed to increase opportunities for students in the Santa Clarita Valley to participate in and be exposed to high quality arts experiences, while also increasing the awareness of the value the arts add to the community.