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, click the appropriate link below and follow the steps to register yourself.


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Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Carpinteria Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, and Lompoc

Volunteer with Picnic in the Park this summer!

For more information and to register, click here:  South County North County


How can I get involved?

There are many ways to be involved and volunteer with the Foodbank. Below are the primary five areas of volunteering and a few volunteer opportunities for each category.  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!


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


  • Gleaner
  • Glean Leader
  • Saturday Market Rescue




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


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

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.




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


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