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We have 3 upcoming Tutor orientations in January! 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.

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Jan 25 2023

Please – Donate Now to Keep Volunteers in the Field

When the first of three major storms rolled into Santa Cruz County on December 31, 2022, no one could have anticipated the destruction left in their wake. The combination of heavy rain, high tides, and extra large swell swallowed up many of our beaches, parks, and low-lying neighborhoods. It took more than two weeks for ...

Jan 13 2023

Flood Clean-Up: Sign Up Now to Get Help and Help Others

At the Volunteer Center, Disaster Recovery Operations are in full swing. We are grateful to all who have donated time, resources, funds, and compassion to our neighbors in need. Since the storms hit over one week ago, our staff immediately: Coordinated with local government and public safety agencies to staff evacuation shelters Mobilized volunteers for ...
Karen Delaney, Executive Director, smiles brightly while holding the heart of the Volunteer Center logo.

Dec 28 2022

A Year of Miracles

A year of miracles is drawing to a close, and I want to thank every person who stepped up and contributed passion, skill, and kindness; who donated funds, services, and goods, to connect for good.  You are the heart of our community! And, you made miracles possible. Big Miracles, like walking into an empty warehouse ...

Volunteer Spotlight

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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Our Impact Last Year....

  • 14,000 +

    Volunteers mobilized county-wide

  • 7,700

    Individuals received direct support through 21 health and service impact programs

  • Over $1 Million

     raised in crowdsourced funding for local nonprofits and schools

  • $12 Million

    Cash value of donated labor to our local economy

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