Help Santa Maria students end the school year with a bang! The Santa Maria Valley YMCA is looking for volunteers to help conduct mock interviews with local high school students.

smvphsMock job interviews are a great and easy way to give back and support the youth and schools in our community. North County Volunteer Corps will supply all questions and materials needed. We simply ask that you create a professional environment and give the students feedback and advice after concluding the interview. If you can remember the apprehension you felt before your first interview, you must understand that it is important to prepare these students who will soon be entering the workforce.

If you are able to commit to more than one rotation; please don’t hesitate to do so. Listed below are the dates, locations and times slots. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Cathy Mendez at the Santa Maria Valley YMCA at (805) 937-8521, or by email at

Pioneer Valley High School: Thursday, May 12

  • 10:35-11:25 am
  • 11:35-12:25 pm

Orcutt Academy: Wednesday, May 18

  • 12:36-2:10 pm

Orcutt Academy: Thursday, May 19

  • 7:49-9:23 am

Santa Maria High School: Tuesday, May 24

  • 8:30-10:20 am

Righetti High School: Thursday, May 26

  • 2:05-2:55 pm