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The Be the Difference Awards
May 24, 2023, Cocoanut Grove

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Our students want to learn English − to get a better job, to talk with their children's teachers, to be able to navigate the health care system. You can help!


Help Clean-Up Our Community

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Apr 5 2023

Better Together

UC Santa Cruz is honored to support National Volunteer Month by sponsoring the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County. Life is better when we do it together, in community, as individuals, organizations, and groups. It’s easy to see that UC Santa Cruz and the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz are Better Together. UC Santa Cruz ...

Many Hands Make Light Work

Thank you to all the volunteers who came out this weekend to help clean up Pajaro and to KSBW for reporting on these critical clean-up efforts. Watch the Clip Here There is SO much more work to be done. But, as one of our volunteers said in the video, "Many hands make light work." Volunteer ...
Volunteer Center Executive Director Karen Delaney strategizes clean-up efforts with Team Rubicon on a sunny day in Felton Grove, Felton, CA

Mar 17 2023

Sign Up Now to Get Help and Help Others

We've all seen the destruction and loss caused by last weekend's storms and flooding. Many of you have reached out to offer help and support - thank you. Our Volunteer Mobilization team is working closely with a coalition of Watsonville nonprofits and County agencies to launch disaster clean-up Operations in Pajaro and Watsonville. And, we're ...

Volunteer Spotlight

Aisha Charves Takes Charge

Feeling a call to action, Volunteer Center staffer Aisha Charves responded.  Aisha used her community organizing skills to initiate clean-up in flood-damaged Paradise Park.
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Volunteering – A Community Effort!

“It has been a privilege to serve and bless a family in our community, and in some ways, it has unified the park.”
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