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Volunteers

The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County has an incredible network of volunteers who help keep our preserves and programs thriving and open to the public. The following is a list of volunteer opportunities—welcome to the team!

LAND TRUST TREKS

Land Trust Treks are a series of guided hikes for the community to explore scenic Santa Barbara County and to meet your local land trust. Submit an interest form to help us lead or support Treks.

ARROYO HONDO PRESERVE

Volunteer Work Days are held the first full weekend of each month from 9:00 am-12:30 pm at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve for ongoing habitat restoration and trail maintenance  projects. Sign up by emailing [email protected]

Docents are needed to lead individuals, school, and community groups on interpretive hikes. Learn more by emailing [email protected]

CORONADO BUTTERFLY PRESERVE

We host occasional volunteer days at the Coronado Butterfly Preserve. Check News & Events for upcoming volunteer days.

CARPINTERIA SALT MARSH NATURE PARK

Volunteers are needed to maintain native habitat and to become docents to lead individuals, school, and community groups on interpretive walks. Learn more by contacting the City of Carpinteria at (805) 684-8077 or email Andrea Adams-Morden. 

SEDGWICK RESERVE

The Sedgwick Reserve has a docent program for leading school and community groups on interpretive walks. Learn more by emailing Nikki Evans at the Sedgwick Reserve.

CARPINTERIA BLUFFS

Volunteers are needed for a variety of trail, park, and native habitat maintenance. Learn more by contacting the City of Carpinteria at (805) 684-5405 or email Andrea Adams-Morden.

NORTH CAMPUS OPEN SPACE

North Campus Open Space (NCOS) has a nature guide program to train volunteers to lead tours. Learn more by emailing NCOS.

Note: These preserves are natural areas with hazards such as uneven trails, flowing creeks, ticks, rattlesnakes, poison oak and potential wildfires. Visitors are advised that the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County assumes no responsibility or liability for exposure to or harm from natural hazards.

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