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Civic engagement is one of the keystones of fraternity and sorority experience. Members are empowered to make a positive impact on the community, and develop and understanding of civic responsibility through the process of serving others. In the past year, UCSB fraternities and sororities spent more than 10,000 hours giving back to the Santa Barbara, Isla Vista and Goleta communities. As part of the Standards of Excellence program, the Office of Student Life requires each fraternity or sorority member to complete a minimum of 6 hours of community service per quarter.

Chapters are required to submit the following items documenting their members' community service and philanthropy achievements each quarter:
  • Community Service Report Summary - emailed to the chapter's Community Service Chair quarterly for completion
  • Chapter Member Verification Form - completed by each member every quarter to summarize and verify all community service hours completed
  • Philanthropy Report Form - detailing the amount of money raised by the chapter through philanthropic activities and fundraising for charity.
To access the Community Service Report Submission Guidelines, please click HERE..

Community Service Opportunities (Winter 2017)

  • Annual Lighting and Safety Walk with UC Police DepartmentThursday, February 9, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. 
  • Dos Pueblos Little League Challengers Division, ongoing opportunity.
    • The Dos Pueblos Little League Challengers Division was established in 2004 to provide a fun, supportive environment for kids ages 5 (by May 1st) through age 22 (and still in high school) with physical, developmental and/or intellectual challenges at all levels to play baseball and socialize. The league is looking for fraternity and sorority members to volunteer 3-4 times during the season (3/11/17 - 5/20/17 on Saturdays from 10-11:30am at Girsh Park). Please contact Eric Hancey for more information - eric.hancey@gmail.com
  • Kids In Nutrition, apply by February 10th.
    •  Kids In Nutrition (KIN) is a health education program for elementary school students in the Santa Barbara area. KIN was developed by a team of University of California, Santa Barbara students determined to take action on the rising issue of health related diseases. Teams of five KIN instructors visit elementary school classrooms once a week for seven weeks to teach about nutrition and preventive health. Find out more information online at www.kidsinnutrition.com! KIN is looking to increase the instructor team for spring quarter with passionate and ambitious individuals. This is a great opportunity to make a lasting impact on the future generation of health! If you are interested in joining the organization, please fill out the short application through this link:https://goo.gl/forms/ucg7RMa8FVqkPxp22 . Any applications sent in after February 10th will not be considered. Feel free to email me (kimberlysern@umail.ucsb.edu) with any questions!
  • Early Academic Outreach Program, sign up by February 13th.
    • On Saturday, March 4th we will be hosting our annual Education, Leadership, and Careers Conference.  We will be hosting 400 high schools students from 3 counties (Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Kern) and at least 7 high schools:  Santa Maria, Pioneer Valley, Ernest Righetti, South (Bakersfield), Carpinteria, Rio Mesa (Oxnard), Channel Islands (Oxnard) and Fillmore. The majority of the participating students will be first generation-low income College students that are enrolled in the UCSB Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP), a pre-college academic preparation program designed to increase college going enrollment rates to all four systems of California Higher Education. We are looking for at least 30 volunteers to help with registration, escorting students around campus, and other tasks throughout the daySign-up to Volunteer: https://goo.gl/forms/DA3jfvcrIGNAwpH32. Please contact Damaris Sanchez with questions.

  • UCSB MCC Social Justice Conference, apply to volunteer by February 15th.
    • The UCSB Multicultural Center is proud to present the 4th Annual Social Justice Conference 2017. In light of the events of 2016, the SJCON 2017 Committee decided that this year's conference should be centered around community building and healing as forms of resistance. This conference will be small in order to foster a close and intimate setting for folks to engage in dialogue about what is needed to help one another in a time like this as well as create new and stronger relationships amongst ourselves and within the larger UCSB community."Collective Resistance & Healing" will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 8:30am - 5pm at UC Santa Barbara. To sign up as a volunteer for the conference, please click HERE.
  • Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center, email SAAM@sbrcc.net by February 28th.
    • Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center is seeking volunteers to help plan and facilitate two events during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April). Volunteers may commit to either the (1) the Planning Committee (2-4 hours per week for 6 weeks starting on March 6th) OR (2) Day of the Event (assist with the event and volunteer 3-5 hours day of). The events are the National Crime Victims Rights Week (NCVRW) on Saturday April 8, 10am - 3pm and the Sexual Assault Awareness Event in Isla Vista on Saturday, April 22nd from 10am - 2pm. For more information on the different and various volunteer roles, please send an email to SAAM@sbrcc.net by February 28th with your name, phone number, email, event you're interested in and volunteer position you are seeking.
  • Prom Dress Donations, Assistance League of Santa Barbara, ongoing opportunity.
    • Since 2006, the Prom Boutique has loaned  prom dresses and accessories to local high school girls in Santa Barbara County for their senior prom. The Office of Student Life will give TWO HOURS of community service for each prom dress donated to the Prom Dress Program. Please contact Dianne Harrel (dianneharrell@cox.net) for more information about how to make a donation. CPC will be collecting donations at Gamma Phi Beta's chapter house (890 Camino Pescadero) on March 4th.
  • GIVE Sale, ongoing opportunity.
    • Since 1990, GIVE has accepted donations of unwanted and reusable clothing, books, furniture, household furnishings, kitchenware, canned and packaged foods, and miscellaneous items during Isla Vista and UCSB’s annual move-out time in June. The donations are sold at a giant sale and the proceeds benefit organizations and projects that improve the quality of life in Isla Vista. Each year over 150 volunteers (UCSB students and local community) receive, organize, and sort all donations in preparation for a huge GIVE sale. One hundred percent of the proceeds are distributed to Isla Vista non-profits and projects that benefit the Isla Vista community. If you or your organization is interested in volunteering to help with promotion of the sale during Spring Quarter 2017 or with the sale in June 2017, please contact Viviana Marsano for more information.