Backyard Bounty

Welcome to our new volunteer registration page!

Backyard Bounty volunteers, we have moved to a new volunteer registration and sign up system!  All volunteers, new and existing, will be required to re-register with our new system following the steps below. If you are looking to schedule a GROUP glean, please contact Samantha Gaudette, the Backyard Bounty Coordinator, directly at: sgaudette@foodbanksbc.org.

Volunteer - South County
Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Carpinteria

Volunteer - North County
Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, and Lompoc

Sign Up for a Glean

If you are already registered in our new system and would like to sign up for a glean, please follow the steps below:

1. Click the corresponding volunteer button above (South County or North County).

2. Click on the “Sign In” link at the top right of the page and then navigate to the section titled, “Already Registered?”

3. Enter in your username and password and click “Sign In”.

4. Scroll through the events list to see upcoming gleans.

5. Click the “Sign Up” button for the corresponding glean.  Click the “Next” button to confirm the glean, then “Next” again to complete the sign up.

6. You will receive a confirmation email shortly after and a reminder email three days prior to the glean.

Volunteer Registration

Individuals and groups must complete a one-time registration before signing up to glean. Please follow the steps below:

1. Click on the corresponding volunteer button above (South County or North County).

2. Click on the “Sign In” link at the top right of the page and then navigate to the “Register” button on the following page under “Not registered yet?” Click this button and follow the prompts to create a username and password, select volunteer opportunities that interest you, and fill in contact information. Click “Next” to confirm information, then “Next” again to complete registration.

3. To view your account, see upcoming events, and sign up for volunteer opportunities, click “Next”. In the system, you can also update contact information, adjust volunteer opportunities preferences, and if need be, cancel a sign up.


If you have any questions or problems trying to re-register, please contact Samantha Gaudette, Backyard Bounty Program Coordinator, at sgaudette@foodbanksbc.org.

Note: If you volunteer in another capacity with the Foodbank, you can use your same username and password to access opportunities by visiting www.foodbanksbc.org/volunteer.

Volunteer Information and FAQ

Terms of Participation