Save the Date!

Day of Service is our annual event that encourages UC Santa Barbara alumni across the globe to give back to their communities. Last year's event was a huge success with over 400 Gauchos spending their Saturday in service to their communities. Be sure to save the date for Saturday, August 20th, 2022, and encourage your fellow Gauchos, friends, and family to do the same. If you wish to serve as a volunteer leader in your area, please email us at

Show the world how #GauchosGiveBack!  In the last couple of years, Day of Service provided virtual initiatives, such as opportunities to donate to organizations like Feeding America and more hands-on offerings like volunteering for the Smithsonian Digital Volunteers. This year, we're again promoting these types of events and also planning in-person opportunities that comply with the COVID-safety guidelines of respective counties. 

Stay tuned for a list of opportunities! Events will be added regularly so be sure to check back.

Be sure to register to receive your free Day of Service t-shirt at our event! And if you think it's something others may enjoy, email us, and we may be able to add it to the schedule.

Day of Service Through the Years


Consider donating to the Gaucho For Life Fund as your act of service this year.

Contact Information 

Abigail Merkel
Day of Service Intern
Carmiya Baskin
Programs Coordinator