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Looking for Volunteers or an Opportunity to be a Volunteer? SBPL Invites You to a Volunteer Fair

The Santa Barbara Public Library is pleased to announce that on Saturday, September 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Central Library will be hosting a Volunteer Fair. Volunteerism is invaluable to our community, nonprofits, and individuals. Throughout Santa Barbara, there are numerous programs, events, projects, and services that only flourish because of the dedication of volunteers. The Volunteer Fair will showcase 20+ local nonprofits and government organizations representing diverse community impact areas — from food insecurity, to housing, to education, to the arts, and more.

This is a chance for people who are passionate about community service to find available opportunities that suit their interests. Whether it is a retired individual seeking to dedicate their now free time to a cause, a high-school student needing to complete service credit, or any individual seeking to better enrich their lives through volunteering, there’s an organization waiting to take advantage of your skills. This event will provide an opportunity for individuals to connect with local nonprofit and community organizations one-on-one to find the best match for their abilities, interests, and availability.  

The Library welcomes organizations to share their potential volunteer, internship, and program opportunities. Organizations who are interested in having space at the Volunteer Fair can use this online form to register or can contact Beate Bjoerklund by email,, or phone, 805-564-5623.

To stay informed individuals can access the SBPL web calendar with all events, programs, and classes and/or sign-up for the SBPL newsletter in English or Spanish. Visit the Santa Barbara Public Library System online at for information about library hours, locations, programs, and services. All library programs are free and open to the public.


Contact: Beate Bjoerklund, Librarian
Phone: 805-564-5623

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