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!

How can I get involved?

Looking to volunteer on a regular basis? A variety of opportunities are available for you to join us daily, weekly or monthly. To learn more, contact Volunteer Services  at volunteersb@foodbanksbc.org.

Volunteer for Picnic in the Park (North County) — Summer 2018

Volunteer for Picnic in the Park (South County) — Summer 2018


To see a calendar of our volunteer opportunities and to register as a volunteer, click the appropriate link below.

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


Below are the primary areas of volunteering and a few volunteer opportunities for each category.



  • Agency Shopping
  • Grocery Rescue Co-pilot
  • Bread Rescue Driver
  • Food Unloading/Sorting
  • Saturday Family Day
  • Corporate/Team Building Opportunities


  • Gleaner
  • Glean Leader
  • Saturday Farmers Market Rescue



  • Foodbank Public Relations Representative
  • Empty Bowls
  • Table of Life
  • Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
  • And more!




  • Jr. Editor
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Spanish Language Interpreter and Translator

Interested in Internships? Click here.

Questions? Contact:

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, Lisa Skvarla • lskvarla@foodbanksbc.org

SOUTH COUNTY, Spencer vonHershman • svonhershman@foodbanksbc.org
NORTH COUNTY  Lori Bailey, Volunteer Services Supervisor • lbailey@foodbanksbc.org
BACKYARD BOUNTY Darryl Kuehl, Backyard Bounty Coordinator • dkuehl@foodbanksbc.org