Every summer, teens make a difference in their community at non-profit organizations through YouthSERVE Summer Institute. During this six week program, youth volunteer and participate in workshops and field trips that give them tools that will be beneficial to them in their future careers. Youth choose where there would like to volunteer based on their […]
Forty-Five Opportunities to Help Fight Senior Loneliness as a Volunteer…and one you can get PAID for. In a given week, how many people do you talk to? You text your sister every day. Joke with coworkers over lunch. Catch up with an old friend while strolling on West Cliff. Without realizing it, you probably engage […]
In The Spotlight
As the lead for Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Estuary Project, Jane works with volunteers to improve the San Lorenzo River. They have cultivated a tight group of about volunteers who work together on a regular basis, and also invite other community members and groups to join them, including members of the homeless population around the river.
After recently retiring from her office job, Kathleen was looking for a way to stay engaged in her community. Full of life and feeling good, she wondered “how could people just stop?” Kathleen met with a volunteer match-maker and was quickly connected with an opportunity.