Cruise Ships, Host Program, and Volunteers

If a community is judged by its hospitality, Downtown Santa Barbara shines. Our experienced group of friendly and knowledgeable volunteers serve as visitor-oriented “faces” of the Downtown community, ready to meet, greet and share downtown information in two ways: as Downtown Hosts and as Cruise Ship Ambassadors.


Downtown Santa Barbara is always looking for energetic, friendly volunteers to staff Downtown Happenings.  Hosts are needed Thursdays and weekends throughout the year. Sign up for one day or the whole weekend!  To find out more about volunteering opportunities, email Amy Gudino.

Downtown Hosts - Riding MIKE the Bike!


 You can find our Downtown Hosts biking around downtown on our Mobile Information Kiosk Explorer (MIKE the Bike), or placed at popular destinations such as The Courthouse, Paseo Nuevo, La Arcada Court, and the Dolphin Fountain, along with many other locations. 

Cruise Ships


Downtown Santa Barbara is pleased to welcome beautiful cruise ships throughout the year, by hosting info tables for the visitors coming off of the ships.  

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