• The I Have a Friend Mentor Program at Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc. is in need of bilingual and bicultural volunteers. Mentor volunteers are adults who experienced the loss of a parent or sibling as a child, who are then trained and matched with children who have experienced a similar loss. Mentors help these children understand that their lives can be good again and that they can still grow up to be happy and successful people. If you would like to help, call Hospice of S.B. at 563-8820.

•The Snowy Plover Docent Program at UCSB is looking for volunteers to help protect this endangered species and its breeding grounds at Sands Beach. Volunteers will help educate others about snowy plovers for just two hours a week. Training sessions occur on June 21, July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 27, and Oct. 11 from 9:30am-1pm. Call 880-1195 for more information.

•Mazque, Montecito Bank & Trust, and Epiphany are hosting a masquerade ball to benefit the Unity Shoppe this Friday, June 20, at 8 p.m. at Epiphany Restaurant (21 W. Victoria St.). The Unity Shoppe is an amazing nonprofit here in Santa Barbara that’s helping to fight homelessness, and proceeds from the ticket sales ($50 in advance, $100 at the door) will benefit its programs. Masks and formal attire are required! Call (310) 775-7527.


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