Volunteer Opportunities

Beach and Park Clean-Up Program

The Beach/Park Cleanup Program has been teporarily suspended. Please check back at a later date for updates.

Now there's a way for school and community groups to help preserve our coastal and inland resources. Local non-profit groups, youth groups and schools may volunteer to clean up a designated beach or park area.

The group must provide a minimum 10 volunteers, and commit a minimum four hours per campaign day for litter pick-up and bagging. Volunteers must be at least 10 years of age. If the non-profit is a youth group, three adult leaders must supervise the work.

Santa Barbara County will provide a program orientation, and the necessary gloves and litter bags to haul trash from the site.

Santa Barbara County's Beach and Park Clean-up program can be a very rewarding project for your group. Call the Administration office today for more information about where and how you can make a difference!

This program is available year-round, weather permitting.

Here's how to participate:

Trail Maintenance Volunteers

Located within the front range of the Santa Ynez Mountains, the Santa Barbara Front Country Trails (FCT) include: Jesusita, Tunnel, Rattlesnake, West Fork Cold Springs, East Fork Cold Springs, San Ysidro, and Romero Canyon.

Managed jointly by the US Forest Service, Los Padres Forest, County of Santa Barbara and City of Santa Barbara through the Front Country Trails Program, these trails provide more than 35 miles for day hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

Community trails organizations, such as the Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers, the Santa Barbara County Trails Council, Los Padres Forest Association and the Montecito Trails Foundation, as well as community trail advocates, are key partners in the maintenance and management of the trail system. Contact these organizations to learn more and participate in their efforts to support Santa Barbara's front country trails.

Volunteers are the backbone of the trail maintenance program. Trails workdays are held on weekends throughout the year, and we are always looking for volunteers. In many cases no experience is required. Popular days include: State Trails Day in April, National Trails Day in June, and National Public Lands Day in September.

To stay in touch with future trail volunteer opportunities, register as a Santa Barbara Outdoor Volunteer.

This portal will keep you informed of volunteer opportunities as they come up.  The trail non-profit groups listed coordinate with the agencies (Forest Service, County and Cities) on upcoming projects.

Staff Contact
Jon Menzies  
(805) 729-7508