Members and friends of Young Leaders Society (YLS) have opportunities throughout the year to volunteer in our community! Through United Way, YLS participates in key volunteer efforts such as United We Read, "Lunch Bunch" at United Way's Fun in the Sun program, and United Way's annual Day of Caring. By volunteering, YLS members give their time and energy to enhance United Way programs, support United Way partners, and serve the volunteer needs of organizations across our county.


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities


2020 United We Read
  • Thanks to everyone who volunteered to read to students on February 28 this year at Franklin Elementary School! Click here for pictures from the event. We hope you'll join us next year!


2020 Summer Meal Distribution
  • United Way is leading a meal distribution volunteer opportunity to feed children at Canalino Elementary (Carpinteria) and Solvang Elementary this summer.
  • Volunteers who sign up will help set up, organize, and distribute meals at these sites.
  • Meal distribution will run from June 15 to August 14, M-F, from 11:30am to 1:30pm every day. 
  • Learn more and sign up at unitedwaysb.org/meals-volunteer


2020 Day of Caring
  • Saturday, September 12, 2020
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • The event is followed by a free BBQ lunch at Oak Park, Santa Barbara
  • Day of Caring is the largest, single-day volunteer event in the tri-county region! Over 1,000 volunteers help with projects at 50+ local sites.
  • To learn more and sign up, visit unitedwaysb.org/dayofcaring.



Click here to see pictures of our previous events.