The Santa Barbara Public Library will host a Volunteer Fair, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St.

Volunteerism is invaluable to community, nonprofits and individuals, and throughout Santa Barbara, there are numerous programs, events, projects and services that only flourish because of the dedication of volunteers.

The Volunteer Fair will showcase 20-plus local nonprofits and government organizations representing diverse community impact areas from food insecurity to housing to education to the arts.

The event offers a chance for people who are passionate about community service to find available opportunities that suit their interests. Whether it is a retiree seeking to dedicate their free time to a cause, a high-school student needing service credit, or any individual seeking to enrich their lives through volunteering, there’s a suitable organization in need of assistance.

This event will allow individuals to connect with local nonprofit and community organizations one-on-one to find the best match for their abilities, interests, and availability.

The library welcomes organizations to share their potential volunteer, internship and program opportunities. Organizations interested in having space at the Volunteer Fair can use the online form at to register or can contact Beate Bjoerklund at, or 805-564-5623.

To stay informed, access the library web calendar at with all events, programs and classes, and/or sign-up for its newsletter in English or Spanish.

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