Volunteer Orientation - Hope Gardens (Sylmar)


Event Description:

Thank you for your interest in volunteering. We are very blessed to have individuals like you with a desire to be part of our community at the Union Rescue Mission. Volunteer Orientation is a vital first step to get you ready for service.



Hope Gardens Location:
12249 Lopez Canyon Rd, Sylmar, CA 91342




When you arrive to our campus please proceed to Gate 3. Stay in the right lane. There is a Security Guard in the Guard Shack. Please note that your temperature will be taken by Security. The guard will ask for your name and purpose of visit. Please give your name and the name of the group you are Volunteering with. Then proceed to park as the Guard directs.


Please keep in mind that:

MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES.  We require that each person maintain 6' social distance at all time.  





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.



 We treat Hope Gardens like God’s house, and our guests are residents here. We ask that you 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 can ONLY be granted through our Public Relations department on unique occasions. 



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 share personal details such as home/email address, or phone number with guests.
  • Do not 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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Event Meeting Location: Union Rescue Mission, Hope Gardens

12249 Lopez Canyon Rd; Sylmar, California 91342

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Event Category:
Union Rescue Mission / Hope Gardens