Volunteer With Us!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County!

First time volunteering with the Foodbank? Create a new account at https://foodbanksbc.volunteerhub.com/ to sign up for volunteer opportunities.

Interested in helping with our response to COVID-19? The best way to stay get involved as we respond to the emerging needs of our community during the COVID-19 is to create an account and “Opt-In” to our emails. As new volunteer opportunities and community distributions are added, we will email you and let you know it is time to sign-up and get involved. Currently, we are most in need of Emergency Response Pre-Pack assistance and Emergency Delivery Drivers in both North and South County. 

As Shelter-in-Place orders continue, our needs for volunteers to deliver food to housebound seniors has continued to grow. Delivery drivers will drive their own cars, and delivery is no-contact; the groceries are left on the front door step. One-time only commitment required.  

To sign up, select the region you’d like volunteer in, create an account, and sign up for the shifts! We ask that you please register in advance of each event to ensure that we have the appropriate number of volunteers. If you have any questions please contact Kelli Padilla.

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Warehouse and Operations

Agency Shopping

Grocery Rescue Co-pilot

Bread Rescue Driver

Food Unloading/Sorting

Saturday Family Day

Backyard Bounty


Glean Leader


Saturday Farmers Market Rescue


Foodbank Public Relations Representative

Empty Bowls

Table of Life

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive


Jr. Editor



Spanish Language Interpreter and Translator


Backyard Bounty





Questions? Contact: volunteersb@foodbanksbc.org.

Lisa Skvarla, Director of Community Engagement, (805) 403-2471

Kate Newbury, Community Engagement Manager

Kelli Padilla, Community Engagement Coordinator, North County, (805) 722-5251

Jordan Jenkins, Community Engagement Coordinator, South County, (805) 319-9096

Lena Childers, Community Engagement Assistant, South County, (805) 729-8309