(805) 969-0859


During our temporary onsite closure due to COVID-19, we are looking for remote volunteers who can help with any of the following areas (and open to any other skills/ expertise):


  • Grant Writing/ Researching

  • Website design/ content production

  • Writing cards for seniors and gathering supplies

  • Leading virtual activities (art, exercise, music, comedy, trivia, brain games etc)

  • Live musical performers for our Drive-In Sessions

Training and support will be provided! To join us as a much needed volunteer or for more info, contact Kathryn at programmanager@friendshipcentersb.org

Volunteering Opportunities (currently on hold)

Friendship Center’s unique program for elder and dependent adults works because staff and volunteers make the Center a friendly place to be. Our volunteers are VITAL to every area of our program. We welcome volunteers of all ages to:

• Assist staff with Greet, Meet & Eat (breakfast/social time) in the mornings
• Help with food preparation and kitchen clean-up at lunch
• Lead or help in directing activities such as painting, crafts, music, etc.
• Be a Buddy: Spend social time with members, talking, playing a game, doing a puzzle, etc.
• Bake for our monthly birthday celebrations
• Organize and lead gardening activities
• Organize scrapbooks of Friendship Center history
• Be on-call for special events, mailings, or when we just need an extra hand


We would love you to play for us, at either Center. Our members enjoy all kinds of music and are a very appreciative audience—it’s a great place to practice new material. Morning, noon, or afternoon, we welcome your talents. Dance troupes too! Other ideas? We are always open to suggestions.


For more information about volunteering

At Friendship Center Montecito, contact Kathryn, Program Manager, at (805) 969-0859.

At Friendship Center Goleta, contact Judy, Program Manager, at (805) 845-7442.