Volunteer Awards

Oct 27- Join us at the Be the Difference Gala to honor the the top 50 who do the most to transform our community through volunteerism.

Our Birthday Wish

Help lay the foundation for our next 50 years of meaningful connections & service by donating to our 50th Anniversary Campaign.

Make A Difference Day

Sat Oct. 28- Join with your friends, family or co-workers for a day of National Service.

Fire Support

Volunteers are not needed at this time but we are in contact with OES and are pre-registering volunteers should the need for help arise.

Remembering Genie

Honor the legacy of Genie Dee who was so dedicated to improving lives through Literacy by contributing to the fund created in her honor.

Latest News

Join us on Make a Difference Day- Oct 28

We want to invite you to participate in Make a Difference Day 2017 with projects available throughout Santa Cruz County on Saturday October 28th. Each year, millions of busy Americans take time out of their day to volunteer for their community, making Make a Difference Day one of the largest days of service in the […]


Volunteer Support For Bear Fire

We have received a number of inquiries from community members about how they can help respond to the Bear Fire. We appreciate your willingness to step up for your neighbors. Emergency crews are working around the clock to contain the fire. Volunteers are not needed at this moment. Please do not go to evacuation centers, […]


In The Spotlight


Meet Ron and Jim

Ron and Jim are known as the “dynamic duo” by our staff. Ron and Jim have been neighbors, friends, workout partners and volunteers together for over 13 years.  As volunteers with  Helping Hands  they have installed over 500 grab bars and given well beyond 2,200 hours of service to low-income seniors who need home repairs and modifications in order to remain safe in their homes. Collectively, they have given over 30 years of volunteer service to our community.

Learn More About Ron and Jim


Meet the Schoellhamer Family

At a time when so much of the public narrative is about dissatisfaction, complaint and what is broken - we see hundreds of examples of people like the Schoellhamers quietly making things better. Learn how their desire to honor their family member Alicia's spirit of generosity has grown into 27 years of philanthropy.

Learn More About the Schoellhamer Family


2015-2016 Fiscal Year Progress

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