Get Involved


On the frontline of the fight for our community are thousands of volunteers who bring LIVE UNITED to life by giving selflessly of their time and talents to create lasting solutions and improve the quality of life for all of us who call Santa Barbara County home! Click the VOLUNTEER button at the top of any page to join the fight.

Whether it’s reading to children, serving as a volunteer income tax preparer for low-income tax clients, delivering meals to homebound seniors or being part of the annual Day of Caring, there are hundreds of ways to roll up your sleeves and make a difference!

The 2020 Point-In-Time Count 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 2020 HOMELESS POINT-IN-TIME COUNT. The Point-In-Time Count is the annual count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness on a given day. The Santa Barbara County effort will take place on Wednesday, January 29 from 5:30am-8:30am. Teams of volunteers and experts will canvas assigned routes throughout the county and will briefly document who is experiencing homeless. This information can be used to plan local homeless assistance systems and raise public awareness. Sign up on our website Volunteer trainings will be held in January. Join us today. Change doesn’t happen without you.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Each year, we rely on hundreds of volunteers to assist with fundraising and community impact fund decision making. Fundraising volunteers assist during the annual campaign and during events throughout the year.

In addition, a number of other special committees meet throughout the year to plan such events as the Mayors Ball, the Rodeo Queen Campaign, and more.

If you would like to volunteer for Northern Santa Barbara County United Way, simply contact us, and we will be happy to put you to work!