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2020 Human Race

Feb 26th- Join us for the Kick-off Breakfast to learn how your nonprofit or group can successfully launch your 2020 fundraising campaign.

Literacy Changes Lives

This year you can give the gift Literacy and a path to citizenship by becoming a volunteer tutor with the Literacy Program.

Santa Cruz Gives

THANK YOU for uplifting our community with your generosity through this campaign. Over $400,000 was raised for non-profits.

Latest News

Ready to Launch our 40th Human Race

We are so excited to launch our 40th year of the Human Race later this month at the Kickoff Breakfast on Feb 26th. The Human Race is the perfect picture of the world we believe in– big-hearted, bold, and giving– Thanks to the people, organizations, and businesses it attracts. Year after year, we are proud […]

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Wishing You a Happy Holiday- See you in 2020

The Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County’s offices in Santa Cruz, Live Oak, and Santa Cruz are closed Friday, December 20th until Thursday, January 2nd, 2020. As we take time with our friends and families during the holidays, we rest knowing that because of your support of our family of 18 programs, this year we […]

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In The Spotlight

Meet Maddy

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.

Learn More About Maddy

Meet Aidan

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.

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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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