Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved as a volunteer at any age or as a student intern. Email our team at or call 805.770.1930 if you have any questions. 

You may not be able to donate or volunteer but we can all stay informed. Sign up to receive our eNewsletter and we will keep you posted both on the work of YouthWell as well as youth issues in our community and in our country.

View full list of Santa Barbara County VOLUNTEER & INTERN opportunities > from multiple organizations

YouthWell works with our community partners on youth mental health and wellness early intervention and prevention. 


**If there is a position open but your hours don't fit and you need more or less, feel free to reach out - we have flexibility with some of our positions.

  1. Director of Family Wellness Programs
    Print/View: JOB DESCRIPTION - full-time or part-time- BILINGUAL
  2. Family Care Coordinator & Mental Health Navigator
    Print/View: JOB DESCRIPTION - full-time or part-time - BILINGUAL
  3. Marketing, Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator
    Print/View: JOB DESCRIPTION - part-time
  4. Director of Mental Health Education & Student Programs 
    Print/View: JOB DESCRIPTION - full-time
  5. Youth Advisor & Community Mental Health Educator 
    Print/View: JOB DESCRIPTION - part-time

We can use your help even if you are not sure where you fit into the puzzle (write cards, create care kits). contact:

If you are interested in being part of the solution and helping create better support systems for youth in Santa Barbara County, consider serving on a YouthWell Committee or contacting us to find out other ways you can volunteer. 

Take a Mental Health First Aid or QPR training & earn volunteer hours. Empowers teens and parents with tools and strategies to create a safe and caring community.

View full list of Santa Barbara County volunteer & intern opportunities > from multiple organizations

PRINT/VIEW: Print flyer with list of opportunities >

#1 Mental Wellness Outreach - YouthWell is seeking high school or college students [ages 15-25] who have a passion for mental health and wellness. Multiple opportunities for community outreach and supporting the YouthWell team in the areas of program development, social media, digital marketing, and creative design. We also have opportunities to work on our online resource directory and help with website updates. Students will also have exposure to how Collaboratives work together towards change. Start anytime of the year.  YouthWell Intern Position 

#2 Join the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) - High school students can apply in the spring and the internship starts in the fall. Contact  Learn more and view the application >

Become a Brand Ambassador for mental health. Open year-round to parents & students (ages 12-25).
PRINT/VIEW:  Brand Ambassador Volunteer Position.

SEND COVER LETTER: A. Why are you interested in becoming a Mental Wellness Brand Ambassador? B. How much, if anything, do you know about youth mental health in Santa Barbara County?  C. Include whether you are [1] a student or parent, [2] are of SB County you live, [3] school you attend and grade if you are a student. 

You are also invited to get involved with the COMPASSION PROJECT and pay it forward with "simple acts of kindness." The Compassion Project is focused on providing "simple acts of kindness". We want to involve parents in the conversation, train parent mentors, and offer nurturing gestures (ie: meal) that show you matter and someone cares.


YouthWell is working with our community partners to keep an updated list of Job Opportunities in Santa Barbara County related to behavioral health. Currently one of the challenges of getting services for youth is not having enough staff to fill the positions.



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