Volunteering is a great way to support the work to end homelessness. Together we can house vulnerable families and end chronic and veteran homelessness in Santa Barbara County!
I love meeting and building relationships with people I would probably not otherwise have done, and continually seeing the diversity and magnitude of homelessness in our community is eye opening. -Volunteer, Common Ground Santa Barbara County
Join a Year Round Common Ground Santa Barbara County Homeless Advocacy Project Volunteer Team
The Common Ground Santa Barbara County Homeless Advocacy Project is dedicated to recruiting, training and educating volunteers so they can effectively work on teams to house the most vulnerable people in our County.
We want you to have the information, tools and support necessary to help our street friends move into housing and stay housed. As a Common Ground Santa Barbara County volunteer, you engage in outreach and attend a variety of trainings that will help shape your advocacy skills.
Our goal for you is to become a strong voice for our street friends while you help stabilize their lives. We are excited to bring you volunteer trainings based on best practices that emphasize the core Mental Health Service Act principles of empowerment and recovery.
If you’re interested in making a positive difference in the lives of others, contact our Volunteer Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org 451-5604.
Volunteer Needs In Our Community
Click here to learn about volunteer needs in our community and for ideas on how to organize a sock & supply drive!
Vulnerability Index Survey
Thank you to the 600 volunteers who helped survey in 2013! The next Survey is in 2015. For more information about this event you can contact our Volunteer Coordinator 805-451-5604.
The Common Ground Santa Barbara County volunteer effort is a special project of the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County. The project is funded by private donors, the McCune Foundation, the Fund for Santa Barbara and the Mental Health Service Act, and is organized in collaboration with the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County and the County of Santa Barbara Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services.