Become a Mentor

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a nationally recognized mentor program, which pairs adult volunteers with youth who share similar interests to develop fun and meaningful friendships. “Bigs” and “Littles” meet for 6 to 8 hours each month to enjoy simple and fun activities such as shooting hoops, washing the car, or baking cookies together. The program is free of charge and provides training, group activities and ongoing support. Click here for more information on becoming a mentor.


Join Family Service Agency in offering children, families, and seniors a better tomorrow by volunteering with Long Term Care Ombudsman or Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Become a Long Term Care Ombudsman

Volunteers are needed for our Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. Volunteer Ombudsman advocate for residents in long term care facilities by spending a few hours each week visiting facilities. Ombudsman are thoroughly trained and state certified to be safe, confidential and caring advocates, who listen to residents, resolve problems, and make a difference. For a job description of the Volunteer Ombudsman position, please click here. For more information, please call:(805) 965-1001.

For further information

For further information, please contact:

Marco Quintanar

(805) 965-1001 ext. 223

Join Family Service Agency in offering children, families, and seniors a better tomorrow! If you are interested in volunteering at FSA, please complete and send the volunteer application to:

Family Service Agency, Attn: Human Resources

123 West Gutierrez Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

FAX: 805-965-2178

Volunteer advocates

Volunteer advocates are needed to help make a significant difference in the lives of our most vulnerable citizens.

As a trained Long-Term Care Ombudsman, you can advocate for the rights of residents in skilled nursing homes and assisted living facilities, help resolve conflicts, and improve their quality of life.

Ideal volunteer candidates will:

  • Meet the minimum age requirement of 21 years.
  • Be computer literate.
  • Volunteer a minimum of four hours per week for at least one year.
  • Complete basic and ongoing monthly trainings.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills.
  • Be passionate about serving our most vulnerable citizens.

Something else?

Do you have a specific idea of what you’d like to do? Let’s talk! Perhaps we can create a volunteer position just for you. Contact us at or call 965-1001, extension 235.