Become a volunteer and you’ll soon discover why so many have volunteered at PHP. Volunteer time is flexible. It can fit any schedule and any lifestyle. You can volunteer for several hours every week or for just one day a year. So, volunteer now! It is truly a rewarding and satisfying experience!

Here are just some of the reasons you should consider volunteering:
Learn new skillsGain work experience and build your resumeFulfill a course requirement
Feel good about yourselfExplore a different careerSupport a cause you believe in
Make a contribution to your communityMeet people and make new friends

PHP Volunteer Opportunities

Distributions are every other Thursday from 12:00PM to 1:00PM at Mission Santa Ines and Los Alamos Creekside Apartments. Help is needed to:

  • Unload, sort and bag groceries from 9:30AM to 12:00PM
  • Clean up from 1:00PM to 2:30PM
  • Pick up Fresh Rescue Tuesday and Thursdays mornings at 8:30AM at Albertsons in Buellton
  • Sort and store donations from food drives year round

 Contact Victor Gonzalez, victor@syvphp.org or 805-686-0295 x101

Ongoing help is needed with:

  • Sorting donated clothing, household items, collectables, etc.
  • Stocking and recycling items

Contact Justin Wilkins at justin@syvphp.org or 805-686-9897

Volunteer for one of our special fundraising events:

  • During event (e.g., registration, cashiering, set up, clean up, etc.)
  • Help with organizing an event
  • Distribute event flyers and posters
  • Solicit silent auction items

Contact Erica Valdés at erica@syvphp.org or 805-686-0295 x109

You can help to reduce and prevent youth substance abuse by:

  • Joining the Coalition Board or a specific task force (i.e., media, policy development, community action)
  • Participate in community wide prevention campaigns
  • Share a specific skill with the Coalition
  • Be a guest speaker at the Coalition meetings

Contact Mary Conway at mary@syvphp.org or 805-686-0295 x102

Help is needed from November 23-December 23 to:

  • Distribute & pick up donations from drop-boxes
  • Set up and decorate the distribution center
  • Assist with gift distribution
  • Inventory and pack up site

Contact Marisela De La Cruz at marisela@syvphp.org or 805-686-0295

Advocates for Domestic & Child Abuse Prevention

  • Become a volunteer Emergency Response Team Advocate (training provided)

Contact Ana Banda at ana@syvphp.org or 805-686-0295

School Based Services & After School Programs

  • Provide a job shadow or work experience
  • Tutor a student in math, English, reading and other academic classes
  • Lead a hobby class
  • Provide a community service activity
  • Teach a skill (e.g., cooking, résumé building, interviewing training, etc.)

Contact Arcelia Sención at arcelia@syvphp.org or 805-686-7353

Other Ways to Help

  • Become a member of the Board of Directors. For more information contact Dean Palius, dap@syvphp.org or 805-686-0295 x108
  • Perhaps you have special skills, training or knowledge that could benefit PHP staff in improving service delivery. PHP needs speakers for regular staff meetings, training workshops, and Board meetings. For more information contact Justin Wilkins, justin@syvphp.org or 805-686-0295 x103.

Volunteer time is flexible. It can fit any schedule and any lifestyle. You can volunteer for several hours every week or for just one day a year. So, volunteer now!