Volunteer List

Resource List

Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Al-Anon/Alateen Family Group. Assists family and friends of alcoholics. 899-8302,

Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse/Fighting Back. Treatment for substance abuse. 232 E. Canon Perdido St. 963-1433,

S.B. County Alcohol, Drug, & Mental Health Services. 300 N. San Antonio Rd. 681-5440, admhs/Main/index.shtml, Further info for teens and parents at


All for Animals. Advocate for cruelty-free treatment of animals. P.O. Box 3534, S.B., CA, 93130.,

Animal Shelter. 5473 Overpass Rd. 681-5285,

Animal Shelter Assistance Program. 683-3368.

Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter. 683-0521.

Catalyst for Cats. P.O. Box 30331, S.B., CA, 93130. 685-1563.

DAWG (Dog Adoption and Welfare Group). Our mission is to save as many dogs as possible at risk of euthanasia in the County animal shelters. 5480 Overpass Rd., 93111. 681-0561, Volunteers contact

Humane Society. 5399 Overpass Rd. Contact Linda Ballard, 964-4777 x17.

K-9 PALS. Find homes for dogs of the S.B. County Animal Shelter. 5473 Overpass Rd., 681-4369.

ResQCats. Rescue, care for, and help find adoptive homes for abandoned cats and kittens. 563-9424,

S.B. Animal Rescue. 689-6407.

S.B. Audubon Society. Seeks volunteers to help preserve wild bird habitats. Contact Darlene Chirman, 692-2008. For the Eyes in the Skies Program call 898-0347. To become a snowy plover docent call 880-1195.

S.B. County Animal Care Foundation. P.O. Box 86, Goleta, 93116-0086. 934-6981,

S.B. Wildlife Care Network. Care for and feed baby birds and mammals. 819 Garden St. 966-9005, Help needed in this busy season!


Architectural Foundation of S.B. Educational programs and scholarships. 229 E. Victoria St. 965-6307,, Contact Ex. Dir. Deborah Dal Zuffo.

Art from Scrap. Transforms would-be garbage into art supplies for kids. 302 E. Cota St. Contact Cay Sanchez, 884-0459 x14,,

Art Mentorship Program at ARTS ALIVE! 1 N. Calle César Chávez, Ste. 100. 963-2278. Contact Pres. Laura Inks,

Camerata Pacifica. P.O. Box 30116, S.B., CA, 93130. 884-8410,,

Canticle A Cappella Choir. P.O. Box 3587, S.B., CA, 93130. (866) 305-4611,,

Center Stage Theater. 751 Paseo Nuevo. 963-0408,,

Children’s Creative Project. 1235-B Veronica Springs Rd. Contact Exec. Dir. Kathy Koury, 964-4710 x4411,,

Cielo Foundation for the Performing Arts. 1812 La Cornilla Dr. 962-6609.

Contemporary Arts Forum. 653 Paseo Nuevo. 966-5373,,

Ensemble Theatre Co. 914 Santa Barbara St. 962-5365,,

Lobero Theatre Foundation. 33 E. Canon Perdido St. 966-4946,,

Marjorie Luke Theatre. 884-4087,

Opera S.B. 123 W. Padre St., Ste. A. 898-3890,,

PCPA Theaterfest. P.O. Box 1700, Santa Maria, CA, 93456-1700. 922-8313,,

Pearl Chase Society. P.O. Box 92121, S.B., CA, 93190-2121. 961-3938,

S.B. Ballet Center. 1019-B Chapala St. 966-0711,

S.B. Blues Society. Dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the African-American blues tradition. 897-0060,,

S.B. Bowl Foundation. 1122 N. Milpas St. 962-7411,,

S.B. Chamber Orchestra. P.O. Box 90903, S.B., 93190. 966-2441,,

S.B. Children’s Chorus. A multi-level, performance-based music education program for students K-12. First Presbyterian Church. 563-SING,,

S.B. Choral Society. P.O. Box 3324, S.B., CA, 93130. 965-6577,

S.B. Community Youth Performing Arts Center. 569-1064,

S.B. Dance Alliance. P.O. Box 22256, S.B., 93121. 924 Anacapa, Ste. 1S. 966-6950,,

S.B. Historical Society and Museum. Docent Training Program (x110); no previous background in history required. 136 De la Guerra St. 966-1601,,

S.B. International Film Festival. 2064 1528 Chapala, Ste.203. 963-0023,,

S.B. Master Chorale. P.O. Box 30803, S.B., 93130. 967-8287,

S.B. Maritime Museum. 113 Harbor Way, Ste. 190. Assist with education programs, festivals, the admission store, and docent tours of the Museum. Contact Education Assistant Abbey Chamberlain, 962-8404 x111,

S.B. Museum of Art. 1130 State St. 963-4364,

S.B. Museum of Natural History. 2559 Puesta del Sol Rd. 682-4711, Mission Campus Volunteer Coordinator Elaine Kaufmann,

S.B. Performing Arts League. P.O. Box, 20284, S.B., 93120.,

S.B. Public Education Foundation (Keep the Beat). 720 Santa Barbara St. 963-4331 x204,

S.B. Quire of Voyces. 965-0581 x2230,

S.B. Symphony Orchestra. 1900 State St., #G. 898-9626,,

S.B. Trust for Historic Preservation. El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Park, 123 E. Canon Perdido. Casa De la Guerra, 15 E. De la Guerra. Special event, archaeology, research and docent volunteer opportunities available. 965-0093,,

S.B. Vocal Jazz Foundation – VocalPoint Jazz Harmony. P.O. Box 514, Goleta, 93116. 569-9658,

Sings Like Hell.

Speaking of Stories. P.O Box 21143, S.B., 93121. 966-3875,,

State Street Ballet. 322 State St. 965-6066, Contact Artistic Dir. and Founder Rodney Gustafson,, or

The Arts Fund. Sponsors the annual Individual Artist Awards, offers Art Mentorship programs for high school artists, and maintains a community gallery in S.B.’s ‘Funk Zone’ neighborhood. 205-C Santa Barbara St. 965-7321,,

University Art Museum. At UCSB. Promotes scholarship and deepens understanding of the visual arts. 893-7564,

West Coast Ballet. 2259 Las Positas Rd. 687-6086.

Wildling Art Museum. 2329 Jonata St., Los Olivos, 93441. 688-1082,,


Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens. 598 N. Fairview Ave. 967-7369,,

Community Environmental Council. 930 Miramonte Dr. 963-0583,

Environmental Defense Center. Non-profit environmental law firm. 906 Garden St. Contact Vickie Hormuth, 963-1622,,

Heal the Ocean. P.O. Box 90106, S.B., 93190. 965-7570,

I.V. Recreation & Park District. 961 Embarcadero del Mar. 968-2017 x24,,

Monarchs Unlimited. Monitor and conserve the habitats of monarch butterflies. 682-0854,

S.B. Beautiful. Dedicated to the beautification of the community. P.O. Box 2024, S.B., 93120. 965-8867,,

S.B. Botanic Garden. 1212 Mission Canyon Rd. 682-4726 x126,,

S.B. ChannelKeeper. To protect and restore the S.B. Channel and its watersheds. 714 Bond Ave. 563-3377, Contact Ben,

S.B. Outrigger Canoe Club. Fosters national and international outrigger canoe competition and preservation of its cultural traditions. 964-8380,

Sierra Club, Los Padres Chapter. P.O. Box 90924, S.B., CA, 93190. 966-6622,

Surfrider Foundation, S.B. Chapter. Meets first Thurs. every other month, 7pm @ Watershed Resource Center, Hendry’s Beach (Arroyo Burro Park). 899-BLUE,,


Academy of Healing Arts. 25 W. Mission St. 569-2252.

Boys & Girls Club of S.B. Inc. Youth development and guidance agency. 632 E. Canon Perdido St. 962-2382,

CALM (Child Abuse Listening and Mediation). Prevents, assesses, and treats child abuse. 1236 Chapala St., P.O. Box 90754, S.B., 93190-0754. 965-2376,

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). Recruits, screens, trains, and supervises volunteers to advocate in dependency court for abused and neglected children. 402 E. Gutierrez St. 879-1735,,

Center for Successful Aging Program, 524 Chapala St. 899-2916, Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center.

Channel Islands YMCA. Branches throughout the county: Lompoc, Santa Ynez, Ventura, S.B., Montecito, Camarillo. 569-1103 x32, Contact Teri Bradford Rouse,

Child Evangelism Fellowship, South S.B. County Chapter. 55 Hitchcock Way, Ste. 101-A. Contact Colleen, 964-2245.

Community Action Commission. 5638 Hollister Ave., Ste. 230. 964-8857,

Downtown Organization. Dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of the business, cultural, community and environmental vitality of downtown S.B. 924 Anacapa St., Ste. 1A. 962-2098,

Dream Foundation. Grants wishes to terminally ill adults over the age of 18. 1528 Chapala St., Ste. 304, 93101. 564-2131,

Elings Park Foundation. Offers a wide range of activities for all ages. Las Positas at Jerry Harwin Parkway, 93130, P.O. Box 30818, S.B., 93130-0818. 569-5611,

Garden Court on De la Vina. An affordable senior residence for both active and delicate seniors where they continue to maintain an independent lifestyle. 1116 De la Vina St., S.B., 93101. 884-0095.

Family Service Agency. Volunteers to assist seniors with daily activities, and to staff their HelpLine. 123 W. Gutierrez St. 965-1001,,

Family Therapy Institute. 23 W. Mission St. 569-2272.

Food from the Heart. We gather at the First Presbyterian Church on the corner of Constance and State each Wednesday between 8:30am and 1:30pm to prepare healthy meals to deliver to our clients. Contact Evelyn Jacob, 898-2391,, or Robin Monroe, 898-3981,

Foodbank. 4554 Hollister Ave. Contact Brooke Jacobs, 967-5741 x111,

Friendship Center Adult Day Services. 89 Eucalyptus Ln. 969-0859, Contact Program Mgr. Susan Jorgensen,

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria. 5315 Foothill, Carp., 93013. 684-6364.

Girls Inc. of S.B. Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Goleta Valley Center and S.B. Center. P.O. Box 236, S.B., 93102. 963-4757,,

Glendon Association. Provides community education programs to prevent and understand suicide, child abuse, and family violence. 5383 Hollister Ave., Ste. 230. 681-0415 x29,,

Habitat for Humanity of Southern S.B. County. Welcomes your support to help build houses, family, community and hope! 5690 Mandarin Dr. 692-2226, Contact Kristen Shuken,

Jewish Family Service of Greater S.B. 524 Chapala St. 957-1116, Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, 957-1115.

Junior League of S.B. Reaching out to women of all races, religions and national origins, who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism. 229 E. Victoria St. 963-2704,,

Long Term Care Ombudsman. Confidential and free help to solve problems in long-term care and residential facilities. 5638 Hollister Ave., Ste. 130. Contact Donna Hensley, 967-0499.

People’s Self-Help Housing. Provides home ownership, rental housing and community services to disadvantaged families. 26 E. Victoria St. 962-5152,

S.B. Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Family Service Agency. 123 W. Gutierrez St. 965-1001,,

S.B. Heartfelt Foundation. 1607 Chapala St. 882-1889,

Transition House. Finds solutions to family homelessness. 425 E. Cota St. 966-9668,

Tres Condados Girl Scouts Council. 1616 Anacapa St., 93101. 880-4217,

Unity Shoppe. County’s largest distributor of food, clothing, and basic necessities. 1219 State St. 965-4122,

United Boys and Girls Club. 681-1315,

United Way of S.B. County. 320 E. Gutierrez St. 965-8591,,

Wilderness Youth Project. 5386 Hollister, Ste. B, 93111. 964-8096,

Work Training Programs Inc. Provides independent living and employment support services to disadvantaged individuals. 315 W. Haley St., Ste. 102. 966-3310,


AIDS Housing S.B. 829 De la Vina St. 882-1192,

Alzheimer’s Association. 1528 Chapala St., Ste. 204. 892-4259,

American Heart Association. 212 W. Figueroa St. 963-8862, Contact Ex. Dir. Liz Adams,

American Lung Association. 1510 San Andres. 963-1426,

American Red Cross, S.B. Chapter. Multiple locations throughout the county. 2707 State St. 687-1331,

Arthritis Foundation. 820 E. Mason St. 892-5556,

Body Electric. P.O. Box 581, S.B., 93102. 569-7144,,

Breast Cancer Resource Center of S.B. 525 W. Junipero. 569-9693,

Cancer Center of S.B. 300 W. Pueblo. 682-7300,

Diabetes Resource Center. 1704 State St. 687-5586,

Direct Relief International. Provides medical supplies to those in need around the world. 27 S. La Patera Ln. 964-4767,

Doorway to Health. Aims to maximize the health status of all residents of S.B. County. 110 Castilian Dr. 685-9525 x299,

Dyslexia Awareness and Resource Center. 963-7339,

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation. 351 S. Patterson Ave. 967-3411,

Healing Opportunities. Provides treatment, and promotes research and education in the field of complementary and integrative medicine. 1919 State St., Ste. 207. 963-2821,,

Health Care for All. S.B. County education and outreach to bring about public universal health insurance in California. P.O. Box 30684, S.B., 93130. Contact Peter Conn, 682-5183,,

Hospice of S.B. Inc. Provides cost-free services for people facing the end of life or grieving the death of a loved one. 520 W. Junipero St. 563-8820,

Muscular Dystrophy Association. 350 S. Hope Ave #A104. 563-0456,

National MS Society, SC Chapter. 14 W. Valerio St. 682-8783,

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute. 2219 Bath St. 682-7638,

S.B. Cottage Health System. If you have a big heart and a few hours to spare, you can make a difference as a Cottage volunteer. We have dozens of different opportunities at our hospitals in S.B., Goleta, and Santa Ynez Valley. Contact SBCH Volunteer Services Dir. Pat Doherty, 569-7357,

S.B. Regional Health Authority. Advocates for healthcare reform. 110 Castilian Dr. 685-9525, Contact Community Relations Mgr. Krista Morley.

S.B. Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care. 222 E. Canon Perdido St. Provides compassionate home health and hospice care to all S.B. residents, including those unable to pay. Contact Dir. of Volunteers Linda Martin, 690-6274. For services call 963-6794,

SEE (Surgical Eye Expeditions) International. Provides sight-restoring eye surgery to people in developing countries. Local volunteer opportunities with the S.B. Vision Care Program. 27 E. De la Guerra St., Ste. C-2. 963-3303,,

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation. 133 E. De la Guerra St. #163, 93101. 962-7466, Contact Nikki Simon or Stacy Bloodworth, 879-1776.

Three Little Angels Pediatric Neurological Foundation. 564-7234,

United Blood Services Central Coast (formerly Tri-Counties Blood Bank). 902 Laguna St., PO Box 1148, S.B., 93102. 965-7037,

Human Rights/Relations

Americans for Just Peace in the Middle East. Contact Pres. David Neunuebel, 456-8256,

Coalition Against Gun Violence. Committed to creating a safer community. 1187 Coast Village Rd., Ste. 1-121, 93108-2794. 564-6803,,

Conflict Solutions Center – Community Mediation. Provides respectful conflict resolution services. S.B. 963-6765, Santa Maria 349-8943.

Domestic Violence Solutions. Emergency shelters, 24-hour support lines, transition houses, education, and outreach. P.O. Box 1536, S.B., CA, 93102. 963-4458,,

Gay Santa Barbara. Organizes events and advocates for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender population. LGBT Pride Week celebrations Sept. 23-26. P.O. Box 211, S.B., CA, 93102. 560-8481,,

Job Smart. 911 De la Vina St. 962-2995, Contact Ex. Dir. Gail Tyler,

La Casa de Maria Retreat & Conference Center. Hosts groups and develops programs focusing on spiritual growth, healthy communities, social justice, and environmental sustainability. 800 El Bosque Rd. 969-5031,

National Conference for Community and Justice. 402 E. Gutierrez St. 879-5225,,

Pacific Pride Foundation. 126 E. Haley St., Ste. A-11. 963-3636 x103,

Planned Parenthood of S.B. 518 Garden St. 963-5801.

RAWA Supporters S.B. Supporting the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan. P.O. Box 30693, S.B., 93130. 569-2331,,

S.B. County Action Network. P.O. Box 43352, S.B., CA 93140-3352. 687-1674, 963-7379,,

S.B. County Legal Aid Foundation. S.B. 963-6754 x109, Lompoc 736-6582, Santa Maria, 922-9909. Contact Jennifer Ohlmacher.,

S.B. Meals on Wheels. 683-1565.

S.B. Rape Crisis Center. All services offered in English and Spanish and are available regardless of the ability to pay. 111 N. Milpas St. Office 963-6832,, 24-Hour Hotline: 564-3696.

Special Needs

Alpha Resource Center. Community resource on developmental disabilities. 4501 Cathedral Oaks Rd. 683-2145,

F.I.R.S.T. S.T.E.P. Free screenings for children five and under whose parents are concerned about their child’s language and social development. 893-5737,

The Braille Institute. 2031 De la Vina St. 682-6222,,

Recording for Blind and Dyslexic. 5638 Hollister Ave., Ste. 210. 681-0531,

Rehabilitation Institute of S.B. 2415 De la Vina St. 569-8999,

Work Training Programs/Opportunity Shop. Provides job training and placement services to people requiring special assistance. 26 E.Victoria St. 966-3310,


First Tee Central Coast. Promotes character development using golf as its platform. P.O. Box 1611, Summerland, 93067. Office 684-2184, cell 637-9415,,

Fund for S.B. 924 Anacapa St. Suite 4-H. 962-9164; 120 E. Jones St., Ste.#127, Santa Maria, 717-2012.

Non-Profits Inc. Assists those wishing to start a non-profit or become a volunteer, free of charge. Contact Admin. Sid Smith, 569-5555.

Reining in Corporate Power. 744 Vista Dr. 963-2687.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Recruits and places persons 55 and older in non-profit organization positions of their choice. 35 W. Victoria St. 963-0474.

Santa Barbara Foundation. 15 E.Carrillo St. 963-1873,

Sokka Gakai International. Community of Buddhists creating peace through art, culture, education, and family entertainment. 7433 Hollister Ave., Goleta, 93117. 968-1990,

Women’s Economic Ventures. 333 S. Salinas St.

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