Volunteer Services

City Volunteer Opportunities

The City offers many exciting ways to get involved with community programming. From greeting visitors to planting native plants and everything in between, we provide volunteer opportunities that will appeal to a wide spectrum of skills and interests.

Download the Current Volunteer Opportunities list here.

Want to be part of the team at the Carpinteria Community Library? As the library gets busier, there are more materials to put away and organize. Help is needed for the following:

  • Book locator: Locates books from a daily list. Needed daily, in the morning.
  • Book shelver: Organizes books and returns them to the shelves and neatens the shelves. Needed daily, times are flexible.
  • Book repairer: Repairs materials and covers books with mylar jackets. One person needed once weekly. We will train.
  • Gardener: Maintains and improves the outdoor patio and waters the indoor plants. One person needed twice monthly.

Contact Jody Thomas, City Librarian at (805) 684-4314 or via email at jodyt@carpinteriaca.gov

Questions About Volunteering?

Looking for a volunteer position that sounds like it might be the right fit for you? Please call or email Olivia Uribe Mutal at (805) 755-4401 or OliviaU@carpinteriaca.gov

Volunteer Resources

Keeping volunteer resources accessible is important to us. To download important volunteer related documents, handbooks and guides, continue to the Volunteer Resources page.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Carpinteria

There are many organizations that offer fulfilling volunteer opportunities in Carpinteria. Take a look at some of the local opportunities that are available.



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WELCOME to the City HOST Program

If you LOVE Carpinteria, enjoy sharing your Carpinteria knowledge, and like to help others, the City HOSTs want you!

The City HOSTs create a welcoming environment showcasing our friendly and inviting community. HOSTs greet visitors, answer questions about Carpinteria, and provide information on the many activities available, points of interest, and places to shop and dine.

During the summer months, HOSTS volunteer their time at the Kiosk on Linden Avenue. HOSTs work in teams of two on either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday in two-hour shifts (10am, noon, and 2pm).

The HOST Program has been a Carpinteria tradition for the last ten years. HOSTs have donated over 6,500 hours, greeted nearly 62,000 visitors from almost every state and more than 22 different countries.

If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, please contact Olivia Uribe Mutal at (805) 755-4401 or OliviaU@carpinteriaca.gov

Check out our Dining Out Book about where to eat in Carpinteria which was put together by our HOST volunteers!