Volunteer Opportunities

Make a difference in your life and the lives of others.

The Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Auxiliary provides support and service to patients, families, visitors and staff.


Your time, your skills, and your compassion help Cottage provide the best care for our community. Dedication, a desire to help others and a few hours a week to give is all we ask.


Men and women of all ages are needed in almost every department of the hospital, including:

   •  Surgical Waiting Room  •  Pediatrics
   •  Emergency Department  •   Gift Shop
   •  Critical Care Units  •  Pet Therapy
   •  Oncology  •  Arts and Crafts
   •  Information/Admitting  •  Spiritual Care

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Contribute to Your Community

Volunteering at Cottage Health System is a wonderful way to support our community and develop new relationships with hospital staff, patients, visitors, and fellow volunteers.


If you're interested in applying to be a
volunteer at Santa Barbara Cottage
, please contact us at
(805) 569-7357 or auxiliary@sbch.org

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Volunteer opportunities are available to everyone who is eager to become a part of the healthcare team at Cottage Health System. Whether you are retired, currently employed, or in school, if you have just four hours a week to commit, your skills could make a significant difference. Cottage welcomes Junior Volunteers who are at least 14 years of age and entering or attending high school.


Earn College Credit

College students are required to commit to at least 50 hours of service. To earn credits from participating colleges and universities, volunteers must commit to 100 hours of service.


Earn Community Service Hours

Many high schools require service hours for graduation. Junior Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and be entering or attending high school.


Contact Us

To learn more about how volunteers make a difference in people's lives, contact the Cottage Health System Volunteer Office: