In Santa Barbara, choose ONE of the following Community Service Projects:
Volunteer with Children
Summer community Service Project performed in conjunction with various non-profit organizations located throughout Santa Barbara
Make a difference in a child’s life! Spend time with children in a nurturing and caring environment. Actively participate and guide the children through their daily summer curriculum, which includes: character and leadership development, health and life skills, arts, sports, fitness, and other recreational activities. Through these daily interactions, build special friendships and relationships with the children, which will help promote positive self-image, build self-esteem and reinforce social skills. Experience life changing opportunities while helping Santa Barbara youth grow and learn through interactive projects, summer fun activities, and workshops.
*Please note that according to State of California law, any person volunteering at a child-care center MUST provide proof of the following: Pertussis immunization, Measles immunization, Influenza immunization, negative TB skin test within the last 4 years.
Volunteer at Unity Shoppe
Unity Shoppe operates a year-round free grocery and clothing store so people on the verge of homelessness can shop with dignity for their basic needs such as food and clothing. By supplementing these basic necessities, people have the ability to pay their rent and utilities and are then able to move their lives forward. Our volunteers will help by stocking food and clothing, working at the register, helping customers to shop for their families’ necessities, and more. This is a truly unique opportunity to experience the essence of “giving back.”
Environmental Restoration and Education
Our restoration and education project will increase awareness and promote individual and group actions to help the environment. Our volunteers will restore native plant-life to balance the eco-system in the San Marcos Foothills, reduce weeds and shrubs that encroach upon local plant species throughout Santa Barbara County, help with land surveys and studies, and learn about the beautiful Channel Islands. During this program our volunteers will also learn about the history of this magnificent area and the importance of keeping the eco-system in balance. Please note our participants will split their time between volunteer work and naturalist-led educational activities.