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Mission Statement

Teens on the Scene is a teen-led organization that provides teenagers opportunities to volunteer at various philanthropies across Santa Barbara. Volunteering their time and effort, these teenagers not only give back to their community but they also gain valuable leadership skills.


Founded in 2013 by three high school students Zachary Werner, Arman Banan and Jack Cantin. The three classmates realized that many Santa Barbara youth were interested in helping the community but didn’t know how to go about it. They started Teens on the Scene as a group to introduce pre-teens and teens to community service while teaching leadership skills.

In 2015, Aidan Banan, Lauren Cantin, and Amelia Kot co-founded Teens On The Scene class of 2021, which made the organization co-ed, and consciously provided accessibility to all interested teens. A group that started with ten founding members, now has over 250 volunteers and is a school club at six junior high and high schools in Santa Barbara County.

Executive Board

President of Meetings – Tessa de Albergaria

President of Events – Emerson Werner

President of Communications – Stella Borgioli

Vice President of Meetings – Alice Sperling

Vice President of Events – Gwen Chenoweth

Vice President of Communications – Augustine Wooten

Recording Executive – Paylin Marcillac

Corresponding Executive – Kati Lopez

Treasurer – Sienna Dybdahl

Social Media – Presley O’Hearn

Marketing/PR – Vivian Caesar


If you are a charity and are in need of volunteers, please contact us!  We would love to help you.  Please fill out the contact form and let us know who you are and how we can assist you.  We are experienced volunteers.

Get Involved

Do you want to get involved?  Are you interested in volunteering?  Are you interested in starting Teens on the Scene at your school?  Contact us (fill out contact form) or contact your school ASB.

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* To ensure the safety of our Volunteers, you must be a registered non-profit organization.

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