New Directions is looking for volunteers to help in all areas of our program.

Become a Volunteer



New Directions provides travel opportunities every year for over 700 individuals with special needs with the assistance of our dedicated and talented team of volunteers. Our volunteers come from all walks of life, teens to retirees, and are as committed as we are to our mission.

If this sounds like something that appeals to you, please complete our on-line application.

Some of our areas of need include

Volunteer Tour Guides
We depend on tour guides to make these travel experiences possible. Our tour guides are special educational instructors, recreation therapists, residential counselors, vocational and independent living skills counselors, and other professional staff who have been trained to work with people with developmental disabilities.

Holiday Happiness Volunteer
During the holidays, volunteers are needed to create stockings and buy wish list gifts for our travelers.

Media Relations Volunteer
Promoting New Directions through a variety of media

New Directions for people with disabilities, inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation. All donations are tax deductible. Federal Tax I.D. #77-0147768

Special Event Volunteer
Each year we honor our travelers and donors with an incredible party – one that requires an energetic and creative crew to ensure a good time for all.

Travel Club Volunteer
Four times a year, our travelers in the Santa Barbara area love to get together for dinner to share traveling experiences and listen to travel speakers. We need volunteers to ensure a smooth gathering and to supervise volunteer travelers.

General Office Volunteer
Assisting with large mailings and general duties such as filing, copying, data entry.

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