Our mission at the Volunteer Center is to transform our community and ourselves for good through the power of each one of us finding meaningful ways to contribute our time, talent and resources to make our world better. While this is always a big job – engaging 15,000 volunteers to donate $11 million worth of […]
While the celebration scheduled for May 9th will not cap off our six-week fundraising campaign this year, we feel undaunted as we know our generous community is not one to be deterred. We also know that the most vital piece of the Human Race is the six week online giving campaign. Last year our fundraisers […]
In The Spotlight
When asked her why she wanted to spend her summer volunteering through YouthSERVE Summer Institute, she said she wanted to “do something this summer that is going to make a difference in the community.” For five weeks, she came to work focused, determined, curious, and committed, donating 44 hours over two months to the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County.
Aidan is a high school student from Aptos who has volunteered with Senior Tech Support for two years. Volunteering has given Aidan perspective on how different it is to grow up now, and how his knowledge of technology can make a difference in his community.