Debris Flow Emergency

Community members are being evacuated due to the threat of debris flow & volunteers are needed to assist at the evacuation drop-in sites.

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.

Become a Tutor

Learn more about you can change a life and bring literacy to a fellow neighbor by tutoring with the Volunteer Center Literacy Program.

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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Latest News

Debris Flow Evacuations and How You Can Help

With the impending high winds and expected storms to come in the next few days, Santa Cruz County community members living in areas identified at risk are currently being asked to evacuate due to the threat of debris flow and mudslides. We are working with the County of Santa Cruz to help staff the evacuation […]

MLK Day 2021- Actions to Choose Hope Over Cynicism

The constant churn of disconcerting news can leave one disheartened. As we watched the images of violence at our capital unfold across screens over the past week, it is easy to feel we have lost control or are falling out of step with the goal to transform our communities towards greater kindness, generosity and rightful […]

In The Spotlight


Meet Jen

Jen's love of volunteering was instilled by her parents and now as a new mom she is proud to carry on the tradition of giving back with her family. As a volunteer with the Adopt a Family Project, Jen is a champion for encouraging others to join her in finding meaningful ways to give.

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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.

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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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