Coastal Service Program


*** Due to the high demand for projects groups may only participate once every other quarter.

Groups can sign up in by coming to the Coastal Fund office and filling out a participation form outside by the calendar of projects. The Coastal Fund office is located on the second floor of the Multicultural Center


Project Descriptions

Beach and Street Cleanups

Compensation: $100 Volunteer time: 2 hours Location: Del Playa and beaches surrounding the UCSB campus Minimum # of volunteers per organization: 10 We provide you the supplies! All you and your organization need to do is collect trash in the designated area! The following are beaches that we maintain:

  • Goleta Beach/Campus Point
  • Depressions/Lagoon Area
  • IV Beac
  • Devereux/Sands Beach

Restoration Projects

Compensation: $200 Volunteer time: 2-3 hours Location: varies (some projects require transportation) Minimum # of volunteers per organization: 10 Your group will work with one of the local environmental organizations listed below in a restoration project. Activities have included tree planting, creek cleanups, weeding, planting native species, mulching, and general maintenance. Be sure to wear sturdy closed-toed shoes. We work with the following organizations:

  • Your Children’s Trees
  • Arroyo Hondo
  • Coal Oil Point Reserve (COPR)
  • Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER)
  • Channel Islands Restoration
  • Santa Barbara Urban Creeks Council (SBUCC)
  • Santa Barbara Audubon
  • Growing Solutions
  • Storke Ranch Restoration



Email the Coastal Service Program Coordinator at