Celebrate Giving Tuesday

Tues. Dec. 1- Join us on Giving Tuesday to meet the needs of local families. Help us adopt 30 families and meet our $2K match.

Adopt a Family

We are welcoming in the season of generosity with the of Adopt-a-Family Project. Join us in making the holiday brighter.

Holiday Volunteering

Are you looking for ways to give back this holiday season? Check out our Holiday Guide for a multitude of ways to share the spirit of generosity.

Holiday Volunteer

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.  

Thumbs up from a volunteer

The Gift of Literacy

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


Your safety is our priority- Learn more about which programs are providing teleservices and which are open for in-person appointments, our health screening requirements, and safety protocol for our building-  LEARN MORE

Latest News

Fostering Togetherness With Adopt a Family Today and Beyond

Despite the challenges of 2020, the desire to welcome in the holiday season still tugs at our hearts. Many have chosen to hoist up their twinkling lights and decorations a bit early this year and all around it seems people are looking for a safe reprieve from the daily grind of social isolation. From our […]

Not Gathering But Still Giving with Community Connection

For more than 13 years our Mental Health Program Community Connection has partnered with fellow agencies to host the South County Mental Health Thanksgiving. This annual event has traditionally brought over 300 mental health participants and their families together to connect, celebrate, and enjoy a meal the day before Thanksgiving. As with so many events […]

In The Spotlight

Meet Brooke

Brooke is a volunteer with the Volunteer Center's Grocery Shopper Program serving the needs of vulnerable community members while sheltering in place.  We are so grateful for folks like Brooke who are helping local seniors get the groceries they desire while remaining safely at home.

Learn More About Brooke

picture of members of the Quail Hollow Volunteer Trail CrewMeet The Quail Hollow Trail Crew

Thanks to this small group of volunteers who dedicate time each week to maintaining the trails at Quail Hollow Ranch, hikers and equestrians have continued to have the opportunity to enjoy the peaceful serenity of the Ranch during the pandemic and feel safe while doing so.

Learn More About The Crew

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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