Still Time to Join Day of Caring Volunteer Event, Serve Community Sept. 14


There’s still time for volunteers to sign up for a variety of community projects that will be part of United Way of Santa Barbara County’s (UWSBC) 28th Annual Day of Caring, Saturday, Sept. 14. This includes several beautification projects at local school campuses, perfect for volunteer teams or individuals looking to give back. 

 Sign ups are available through Sept. 9. An anticipated 1,200 volunteers will come together to carry out a variety of service projects from 9 a.m. to noon, ending with a Thank-You BBQ for participants at Oak Park. Volunteers can still sign up for projects throughout the South Coast, including at the following campuses.

  • Isla Vista Youth Projects: Volunteers will clean classroom spaces and disinfect toys to help give students a cleaner and safer environment to learn and play.
  • Goleta Valley Junior High School: Volunteers will help paint, stencil, clean and garden at specific campus locations.
  • Monroe Elementary School: Volunteers will assist in cleaning, gardening, weeding and painting.
  • Dos Pueblos High School: This project will benefit the more than 2,000 students and the entire school community who use this campus. Volunteers will re replanting and mulching large areas.

Day of Caring volunteers will meet at their respective service sites at 9 a.m. sharp. Free T-shirts will be provided to volunteers. At noon, all volunteers are welcome to the Thank-You BBQ at Oak Park, with lunch sponsored by Albertsons/Vons.

Day of Caring is part of a nationwide effort to support community organizations by connecting thousands of volunteers with beautification and improvement projects that otherwise might not be completed. In 2018, volunteer hours are estimated to have been worth $300,000 in services to the local community.

Volunteers can sign up for Day of Caring in teams or individually at or by calling (805) 965-8591.

Special thanks is given to the 2019 Day of Caring sponsors – Title sponsors: Albertsons/Vons, Cox Communications, and Exxon Mobil; Cornerstone sponsors: Cottage Health, Karl Stroz Imaging, LogMeIn, Pacific Coast Business Times, Procore, Santa Barbara Independent, and Montecito Bank & Trust; Pillar sponsor Santa Barbara News-Press; and Building Block sponsors Bobbi and Paul Didier and La Arcada.

Day of Caring 2019

Saturday, Sept. 14

Volunteer projects at 9 a.m.-Noon

Thank-You BBQ: Noon

BBQ to be held at Oak Park, West Alamar Avenue and West Junipero Street in Santa Barbara

United Way of Santa Barbara County

United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) has the unique and positive vision that “in our community, everyone has a hopeful future.” Since 1923, UWSBC has served Santa Barbara County community through funding, volunteer development, and by utilizing its own unique initiatives that involve dozens of local non-profit and public sector agencies. UWSBC’s local community driven Power of Partnership™ priorities help children, families & seniors with a focus on Education, Income and Health.

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