Tag archives: volunteers

Roots in Solstice. The Longest Day Needs You
By Jeff Wing   |   June 20, 2023

Yes. Our warm, wet, and lovely home planet is tilted weirdly on its axis – like a white-wine lightweight after an author’s luncheon, more or less. As it races around the local ball of fire at around 67,000 mph, Earth’s angular disposition in relation to the sun makes the days here longer, there shorter. Over […]

Working Vacations with Los Padres Forest Association
By Joanne A Calitri   |   December 6, 2022

Coming out of Thanksgiving and heading into the holidays that mark the end of the year – if you are thinking you may want a vacation in 2023, love being outdoors in the wilderness, and want to do something to help our natural forest in California, check out the Los Padres Forest Association website. There […]

Beautification Day: When Montecito Takes to the Streets, With Love
By Sharon Byrne   |   October 18, 2022

The days are getting shorter and cooler. Fog is drifting in, and it feels like spooky season is rolling in with it. Everyone is craving pumpkin spice, and dreams of the Great Pumpkin lighting up Halloween steal into our children’s blissful sleep.  All of this can only mean one thing… Yes, it’s time for Beautification […]

Summer Solstice Seeks Volunteers
By Montecito Journal   |   June 28, 2022

The days are at the longest and the Summer Solstice Parade is coming back at full force and with a new Santa Barbara Street route. This upcoming weekend promises to be full of costumed revelry and to live up to this year’s theme: Shine. The Solstice crew is also seeking some last-minute volunteers to help […]

Appreciation Picnic
By Lynda Millner   |   June 14, 2022

The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center gave a very civilized Volunteer Appreciation Picnic. No ants allowed! It was in their courtyard at 865 Linden Avenue with mimosas and sandwiches.  Besides good picnic fare, there was a book signing and talk by the author, Marilyn Chandler DeYoung (aka “Missy”) who was introduced by executive director Linda […]

Adam’s Angels Spreads Its Wings
By Madeleine Nicks   |   June 7, 2022

In the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Santa Barbara native, realtor, and local volunteer Adam McKaig dedicated himself to building a team and creating solutions for the lack of support for the community of people experiencing homelessness. What started as a spontaneous movement of people wanting to make a positive impact during the pandemic has […]

Cooking Through Corona
By Leslie Westbrook   |   April 2, 2020

The buildings have emptied at 101 Innovation Place – the QAD campus atop Ortega Hill – but the staff of five and volunteers at ShelterBox, the global non-profit whose U.S. staff normally does their good deeds from the building that once housed the original Josten’s college ring manufacturing facility, are spreading a little recipe love […]

Adam’s Angels
By Leslie Westbrook   |   March 19, 2020

Adam McKaig, Realtor and Summerland/Toro Canyon resident, decided to ask friends and neighbors to join him in an effort to help out our neighbors. “Adam’s Angels” now consists of some 40 volunteer citizens who have signed up in the Summerland area and beyond to help deliver supplies to those who are housebound due to COVID-19 […]

Casa Dorinda Open Space Workday
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 21, 2019

This past Saturday, November 16, more than 50 volunteers with the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade planted, mulched, and watered 150 native plants and trees in the Casa Dorinda public open space, a portion of which was heavily affected by the 1/9 debris flow. The 22-acre site has been under restoration since last year, when a […]

National Charity League
By Lynda Millner   |   May 2, 2019

Each year the National Charity League (NCL) holds a senior recognition event at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. This year nearly 500 friends and relatives of the 18 graduating girls (Ticktockers) gathered to honor their six years of volunteering. The NCL mission is to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community […]