Lunch Meal Service - Hope Gardens (Sylmar)


Event Description:

*Ages 14 & up*

**NO prior orientation/tour requirement**


Hope Gardens Family Center provides 3 hot meals per day to all guests.


Volunteers are needed to help prepare and set-up for each meal, serve, as well as assist in the clean-up process. Meal services volunteers are required to be at least 14 years of age.



Volunteers are to check in with Gate 3 Security Shack upon arrival. Please note that your temperature will be taken by Security. They will inform Administration of your arrival then direct you to available parking.

Please sign in on Volunteer Sign-In sheet at Front Desk.


Please keep in mind that:
MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES while in our facility


Dress Code

  • Closed toe shoes must be worn at all times.
  • Pants are required to be worn at all times. (No Shorts)
  • No tank tops, halters, midriff-revealing tops, low cut blouses, sheer fabric or anything excessively tight-fitting).
  • Clothing must not portray alcohol, cigarettes, drugs or sexual or violent themes.
  • No dangling or loose worn jewelry.
  • Kitchen volunteers will be required to wear a hairnet.
  • Volunteers with long hair should be prepared to tie their hair back if needed.



Please respect the privacy/personal property of our guests. Personal information about Union Rescue Mission guests is strictly confidential. In a case that a guest shares information about being in danger or endangering others, volunteers must report the information to the staff person in charge.


If you would like to take a photo of yourself or your group, you are permitted to do so as long as there are no guests visible in the photo.Permission to photograph guests canONLY be granted through our Public Relations department on unique occasions. Please contact the Volunteer Department if you have any questions.


To protect the safety of our guests and volunteers, the volunteer relationship with our guests must occur solely within the confines of Union Rescue Mission. As such, volunteers are asked to adhere to the following procedures:

  • Do not to share personal details such as home/email address, or phone number with guests.
  • Do not to befriend guests on ANY social media sites.
  • No rental of real estate; take in as a roommate, or invite home as an overnight guest/s. 
  • No engaging in private transactions involving gifts, services or money with any guest.
  • Do not meet guests outside of Union Rescue Mission’s buildings.
  • Volunteers are prohibited from transporting guests in their personal vehicle

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Date/Time &
Event Meeting Location: Union Rescue Mission, Hope Gardens

12249 Lopez Canyon Rd; Sylmar, California 91342

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Event Organizer: Shirley Rayburn
213-347-6308 / 213-347-6308
Event Category:
Union Rescue Mission