Volunteering and Donations

Recruiting COVID-19 Responders

NOTICE: At this time, we are no longer recruiting for Contact Tracers. We received such a tremendous response from the community (in fact, we’re still screening through the hundreds of applications), that we’ve closed the recruitments for tracers and interviewers.

The County of Santa Barbara is actively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. As staffing needs arise, new job opportunities may become available. If you are interested in temporary, paid employment opportunities where you can contribute to the efforts and response to the pandemic, please visit the County of Human Resources website for the current openings. Due to the fast-changing and fluidity of the situation, these positions may open and close quickly. We encourage you to visit the website to regularly check for positions you qualify for and are interested in: Emergency Job Matching website.

If you would like to offer to volunteer your time to assist in our response to COVID-19, we have opportunities that arise and would like to make you aware of them. To sign-up, please complete our Volunteer sign-up COVID-19 form.

Community Volunteer Organizations and Resources

Santa Barbara County Mask Network | http://www.sbcmasknetwork.org/

The Santa Barbara County Mask Network assists local government, non-profits, community groups, and volunteers to protect community members and fight the spread of the coronavirus, with face covering information and resources, as we all learn how to live in a world where masks are a way of life. 

Coastal Quilters Guild of Santa Barbara and Goleta | http://www.coastalquilters.org/

Coastal Quilters Guild Inc. is a non-profit, educational & charitable organization. It is the purpose of the Guild to educate its members about the history and the preservation of the art form of quilt making and its related topics.  Guild members are helping produce cloth masks for community members.

Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade| https://sbbucketbrigade.org/so-you-think-you-can-sew/

The Bucket Brigade has launched a “Most Mask Maker Challenge” to coordinate cloth masking throughout the community.  Participants can receive free mask-making supplies and schedule pick up of completed masks.

Food Programs

Santa Barbara County Food Rescue| https://www.sbcfoodrescue.org/

Community Environmental Council is coordinating SBC Food Rescue, a collaborative recovery network for Santa Barbara County with support from private, public, and nonprofit sectors.  This website serves as the “hub” of information on available food resources throughout the county.