Holiday Volunteer Guide

Are you looking for ways to give back this holiday? Check out our annual Holiday Volunteer Guide to find the perfect opportunity.

Adopt a Family

Make the holidays brighter for a family in need by participating in the Adopt a Family Project. We invite you to adopt, donate, or volunteer.

Give Where You Live

Join us in supporting Santa Cruz County's Holiday Giving Campaign. With 33 hand-selected nonprofits, you can give with confidence.

Real Connections

Learn what happens when hopeful people work together to transform a community for good. Be a part of this legacy and take action with us.

Latest News

Remembering George Bush With a Pledge to Serve

It was my honor to serve with Neil Bush for years on the Board of the Points of Light Foundation, and a privilege to meet President Bush many times in the course of his support for volunteerism.  At this moment in our nation, it is critical to remember that people with different political beliefs can, […]


Support the Volunteer Center on Giving Tuesday

We have a day for thanks, two for getting deals and then comes #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Today we join non-profits, families, businesses, community centers, and students from around the world for a common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. We know our community is made up of whole-hearted individuals […]


In The Spotlight

Meet Donnamarie

Harbor High School instructor, Donnamarie Stahl, has an annual tradition of incorporating the spirit of giving into her lesson plans. For the past 10 years Donnamarie has participated in the Adopt-A-Family Project with her classes. Each year she calls the Adopt-A-Family Hotline and includes her students on speakerphone so they can collectively determine which family they want to adopt.

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Meet James

James is an incredible young man who has used volunteering as a means to maintain wellness, make new connections, build his resume, and give back for the support he has received as a participant of our Community Connection Prevention and Early Intervention Program.

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