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Training & Education for Volunteers

Common Ground Santa Barbara County Trainings

Click here for upcoming Introduciton To Volunteering Training

Clickhereto complete the ongoing volunteerapplication/signup form

If you have questions contact Claudia at(805) 451-5604

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid training is an exciting new course taught in over 20 countries around the world. This course offered through the Mental Wellness Center and is designed to equip you with the tools you need to support a person experiencing a mental health problem. From anxiety attacks to depression, you will learn how to respond in any mental health crisis. We encourage all of our Common Ground Santa Barbara County volunteers to take this course and offer scholarships for active volunteers!

March, 8-hour training
Saturday, March 15 (8am-5:30pm)

Course Cost*: $45 per person

To register:Contact Naj Alikhan at 805-884-8440 x 3213 or*For information about scholarships for active Common Ground Santa Barbara County volunteers email Claudia

Underserved Medicine Seminar

Tuesday, January 7 is the season opener of UCSB's class INT 75 "Underserved Medicine Seminar." 6pm, Broida 1610. The Underserved Medicine Seminar is one of the programs of Doctors Without Walls - Santa Barbara Street Medicine (DWW-SBSM).

This class is open to the Santa Barbara community. You will learn a great deal about both international and local efforts to care for the underserved. For more information click here.


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