Volunteer Today

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. We could not do all that we do without the help of our amazing volunteers! We invite you to join the vital community effort. To volunteer/pledge, please register with our new system, even if you may have registered using an older system, by clicking the appropriate button below, and follow the registration steps.


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How can I get involved?

There are a number of ways to be involved and volunteer with the Foodbank. Below are some different areas and a few volunteer opportunities for each area. The list is not exhaustive, nor are all opportunities available or do they necessarily have open spots at any given time. Please register in our system using the link above to check out any currently available volunteer opportunities, and sign up for monthly emails to get updates on upcoming opportunities!

1. Warehouse



  • Agency Shopping
  • Grocery Rescue Co-pilot
  • Bread Rescue Driver
  • Food Sorting
  • Saturday Family Day

2. Community Programs


Interested in being a nutrition and culinary educator with us? Join the Nutrition Outreach Volunteer Action (NOVA) team and partner with the Foodbank in transforming the health of our community! Click here to learn more.


  • Brown Bag (Seniors)
  • Diabetes Impact Group
  • Teens Love Cooking
  • Picnic in the Park
  • Kid’s Farmers Market

3. Backyard Bounty



  • Gleaner
  • Glean Leader
  • Saturday Market Rescue

4. Events



  • Empty Bowls
  • Fork & Cork
  • Table of Life
  • Letter Carrier Food Drive
  • And more!

5. And more…



  • Knowldge Philanthropy
  • Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Data Entry
  • Etc.



Questions? Contact:
SOUTH COUNTY  Caitlin Henry, Volunteer Services Manager • (805) 403-2471
NORTH COUNTY  Lori Bailey, Volunteer Services Coordinator • (805) 722-5251
BACKYARD BOUNTY  Samantha Gaudette, Backyard Bounty Coordinator • (805) 967 – 5741 x109