Community Service

Once described as the “heartbeat of Rotary,” Community Service represents the Club’s effort to improve the quality of life within Santa Barbara County. Rotarians have a long history of making an impact on their local communities. To a large extent, Rotary’s reputation is built on the community service projects undertaken by Rotarians.

Community Service Director

Blood Drive
An annual blood drive provides our local blood bank with much needed resources. Participation in this event is open to all, including the employees of the DoubleTree Resort and occurs around one of our lunch meetings.  Read More…

Bohnett Park Restoration
The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara is working with the United Way and other local organizations to make improvements to Bohnett Park. The park is located at 900 San Pascual Street in Santa Barbara..  Read More…

Foster Children Giving Program
For close to 10 years our Club has raised funds for the purchase of holiday gifts for the foster children in the Santa Barbara area. Around the holiday season the committee orchestrates fundraising efforts & coordinates shopping outings. Many local businesses help in the effort by providing discounts on even the hottest holiday gifts. Get into the holiday spirit and help Santa work his magic in the lives of these local kids.  Read More…

Meals on Wheels
Around for decades, our Rotary Meals on Wheels program uses team captains and drivers to deliver a fixed number of prepared fresh meals to shut-ins each week as a contributing part of the larger program in Santa Barbara. Captains organize schedules etc., and volunteers can sign up to deliver meals one day a week, or be an alternate, or whatever you can do.  Read More…

Salvation Army Bell Ringers
Salvation Army Bellringers occurs each December. Volunteers from our club serve for a short period (usually one hour) on a given day and encourage people walking by stores, e.g. Borders, to make donations.  Read More…