Join us at a Vaccine Clinic

Volunteer heroes are needed to in the coming weeks to support our community vaccination effort in Watsonville.

Chat With a Senior

Learn more about you can provide a senior with resources and a friendly voice by becoming a Friendly Caller with the Stay Connected Program.

Menstrual Supplies Drive

In honor of International Women's Month join us in gathering supplies to ensure all people have access to the sanitary supplies.

Feed Your Neighbors

Volunteers are needed to help with Food Distributions throughout Santa Cruz County. Learn more about where you are needed and how to register.  

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We are committed to doing our part to promote public health by postponing, interrupting or canceling in-person activities while staying true to our mission of finding healthy, creative ways for people to contribute to community good. Before visiting one of our offices we encourage you to learn more about our safety protocol and latest regulations. View our Safety Plan 

Latest News

Support the Volunteer Center With a Lookout Local Membership

We are incredibly excited to share that we have teamed up with Lookout Local. Here at the Volunteer Center we have been so enthused by the fresh new brand of journalism they are bringing to Santa Cruz County. If you haven’t had a chance to check out their online content we encourage you to take […]

Pause & Reflection For the 2021 Human Race

Nothing embodies the power and joy of connecting our community for good like the Human Race Giving Campaign! Each February it begins with the kick-off of a small group of determined and hopeful dreamers who come together across business, schools, faith, neighborhoods, service clubs and nonprofits to unveil a new look and theme for artwork, […]

In The Spotlight


Natt volunteering at Vaccine ClinicMeet Natt

Natt is our stellar volunteer lead for the AmeriCorps Volunteer Infrastructure Program. As such Natt provides guidance to fellow AmeriCorps Members working at local nonprofits and helps connect volunteers on a daily basis.

Learn More About Natt

Meet Angelica

Since this summer, Angelica has been lending her enthusiasm, acumen, and uplifting personality to the weekly food distribution at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Pajaro. As a working UCSC student, one can only imagine that she has plenty on her plate. Nevertheless, she has prioritized helping those in need.

Learn More About Angelica

2018-2019 Fiscal Year Progress

Volunteers Engaged
14,000 +

People Helped
7,700 +

Volunteer Hours
350,000 +

Value of Contributed Time
$11.3 Million

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