Volunteer

CGSCVols1000100 206510279504987 11501679 n

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 ProjectVolunteer Team

The Common Ground Santa Barbara County Homeless Advocacy Projectis dedicated to recruiting, training and educating volunteers so they can effectively work on teams to house the most vulnerable people in our County.

320460 10151445678624447 926435877 n

Santa Barbara Training, Saturday, March 15 from 10am-3pm @ Grace Lutheran Church (3869 State Street)

Lompoc Training, Saturday, March 22 from 10am-3pm @ Lompoc Health Care Center (301 N R Street)

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 differencein the lives of others, contact our Volunteer Coordinator: cgvolunteers@gmail.com 451-5604.

Click here to complete thevolunteer interest form

_________________

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!

iStock 000014221058Medium

_________________

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 ourVolunteer Coordinator 805-451-5604.

_________________

logo

TheCommon Ground Santa Barbara County Homeless Advocacy 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 incollaboration with the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County and the County of Santa Barbara Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services.

Rob Fredericks 2011