United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County serves 3,200 members. (Courtesy photo)

United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County (UBGC) are hoping to use the opportunity afforded by their temporarily closed facilities to make their clubs even better when they re-open for the 3,200 members they serve.

They are reaching out to the community with projects around their clubs.

“So many incredibly talented people are shut-in and are looking to get out and do something. This is a great opportunity for anyone that would like to donate their time and talent to improving our clubs in Lompoc, Goleta, Santa Barbara and Carpinteria, as well as our Camp Whittier,” said Michael Baker, CEO.

UBGC will provide all the material needed for the project; they just ask that volunteers to provide their tools, talent and time. They are looking for landscapers, roofers, licensed electricians, painters, artists, auto mechanics, flooring installers, among others.

Every person or business that can provide a service will receive a banner in the club where they made improvements, and other marketing benefits.

“We are looking to do one-person projects to adhere to social distancing requirements. With the investment of your time and talent, together, we are all going to do whatever it takes to help our club kids succeed in life,” Baker said.

Those interested in giving back with their skills can call United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County, 805-681-1315, or email MBaker@unitedbg.org with a project idea or to get more information.