Shop for Seniors

Help isolated seniors remain safe at home by volunteering to shop for them through the Grocery Shopper Program.

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Mental Health Month

Learn about the services we currently have available to support mental health wellness during this challenging time.

COVID-19 Services

View the services we are maintaining for volunteers, vulnerable populations, and non-profits during this challenging time.

Program Spotlight

Join our volunteers from the Grocery Shopper Program, on a short visual journey of the grocery process from start to finish.

Latest News

Prioritizing Hope Through Community Connection

Our sense of SELF. Our sense of WELLNESS. We carry forward with each. We wear them like armor, sink into them like a deep unforeseen hole, or hold them up brazenly like a golden ray of sun. Somedays we may vacillate and float between which way to carry them. Other days we may have more […]


Creating Connections Through Grocery Shopping

Over the past two months as businesses, schools, and nonprofits have shuttered their doors and suspended programs, we’ve all been forced to adapt.  At the Volunteer Center, we’ve used this time to assess our resources and our strengths and we have made huge shifts to meet today’s immediate critical needs. Through this process, we’ve been […]


In The Spotlight

Meet Brooke

Brooke is a volunteer with the Volunteer Center's Grocery Shopper Program serving the needs of vulnerable community members while sheltering in place.  We are so grateful for folks like Brooke who are helping local seniors get the groceries they desire while remaining safely at home.

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Meet Anna Kate

Anna Kate is a premedical college student at Brandeis University who left her life behind in Massachusetts with less than a week’s notice. In between online lectures and studying for her final exams, Anna Kate has begun volunteering at the County of Santa Cruz Human Services Department’s new Emergency Shelters.

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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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