Foodbank (South County)

Welcome to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County's South County Picnic in the Park volunteer website! Picnic in the Park is one of the Foodbank's Feed The Future program aimed at ending child hunger and improving child health across the county. At Picnic in the Park we offer free, nutritious meals, activities and enrichment opportunities to ensure that summer is fun for all kids. The program is almost entirely volunteer run!

If you are interested in volunteering please read details below and then follow the instructions. 

Time Commitment: 1 day/week,11am - 1pm, June 13th - August 4th (8 weeks during the summer, weekdays only)

Location: Santa Barbara Public Library

Volunteer Roles: 

Site Lead, responsible for the meal count form and for making sure the site runs smoothly.

Site Assistants, responsible for distributing meals to kids.

Acitivities Director, responsible for engaging kids in fun and educational activities.

All volunteers will help unload, set-up, and clean-up. 

Training: Each volunteer must attend a scheduled Picnic in the Park volunteer training or watch the training: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba4z9fC2aNo 

Age: You must be 14 years or older to volunteer without an adult supervisor.

HOW TO BECOME A PIP VOLUNTEER

Individuals Please complete the following:

  1. If you have not already created your volunteer profile, please click on the Sign In link in the top right corner and fill out our general volunteer application and waiver
  2. Follow this link to share your preferences of site, day, role, and training. 
  3. If you are 18 years or older, please fill out and submit your background check form (the kids' safety is our #1 priority and that is why all volunteers must pass a background check)

Groups

Please contact Caitlin Henry, Volunteer Services Manager at chenry@foodbanksbc.org or at (805) 403-2471.

We look forward to your partnership in ending hunger this summer!

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