CIT Volunteers

Become a Counselor-in-Training

Make a Difference

At Safety Town, you can be a positive role model! Become a volunteer counselor-in-training (CIT) and make a difference in your community by contributing to the safety and well-being of young children. Each summer, teen volunteers help teach children valuable safety lessons. As a CIT, you will earn community service hours towards your high school graduation requirement, acquire new leadership skills, and make a new, young friends in the process.


  • Entering 9ᵀᴴ grade or above

  • Provide printed Proof of FULLY VACCINATED STATUS for COVID-19 (with application)

  • Attend a mandatory two-hour orientation

  • Commit to volunteering all five days of your assigned weekly session

  • Be reliable, responsible, respectful, and a team player

Responsibilities include:
  • Working closely with approximately two or three pre- and post-kindergarten students

  • Following directives of program staff to work as a team to support program objectives

  • Setting up/breaking down of physical “town” environment

  • Assisting as needed on daily basis

CITs play a vital role at Safety Town. They serve as teachers, friends, big brothers and sisters, mentors and positive role models to inquisitive and eager students. Many CITs were once Safety Town campers themselves. They develop welcoming relationships with their students and many look forward to returning to Safety Town each summer for a rewarding experience.  

For more information regarding CITs, please contact Anne Gould, Volunteer Coordinator, Applications forms must be mailed to the address listed on the applications.  (Please do not send completed applications electronically.) Thank you.


Safety Town of Santa Barbara County is a 501(c)(3) independent nonprofit educational organization.

Our federal tax I.D. number: 77-0050993