The program’s mission is to welcome visitors and locals to the downtown area, help direct them to area shops, restaurants, cultural venues and historic sites while answering questions and handing out the Downtown Map & Guide. Downtown Hosts are volunteers who are a valuable resource and a friendly face of the community, creating a warm, vibrant, welcoming environment for visitors, workers and business owners. As knowledgeable ambassadors, they promote downtown Santa Barbara as a premier shopping, dining and cultural destination. Downtown Hosts are located at Hot Spots at 36 State Street and at Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center at 800 State Street from noon to 4 PM on Saturdays and Sundays from May 26 to September 30.
The Downtown Organization is always looking for energetic, friendly volunteers to staff the Downtown Host Program. Volunteers are needed Saturdays & Sundays - May 26 to September 30. Sign up for one day or the whole weekend!
There are two Host Stations on State Street, each station will be equipped with a table, chairs, umbrella and information to pass out. The locations are:
- Hot Spots at 36 State Street
- Paseo Nuevo Mall entrance & State Street
We ask volunteers to commit to a 2 hour shift from either 12 – 2pm or 2 – 4pm. Everyone is welcome to do a 4 hour shift.
Click here to see a pdf of the most current HOST schedule. (Schedule is updated every several days) For more information or to sign up for shifts, contact Georgette Friedman at 962-2098 ext. 23 or firstname.lastname@example.org