Human Race 2017

The day is nearly upon us to bring some sparkle and magic to Santa Cruz County as Human Race Teams kick off their fundraising campaign.

Become a Tutor

Join our Literacy Program staff for a short orientation this month to learn how you can help adults who want to build English competency.

Become a volunteer tutor

Thanks for Attending

A huge thanks to everyone who joined us for a fabulously fun night of trivia competition on Fri. Feb 24th. Check out our results.

Latest News

YouthSERVE Teens Awarded Cesar Chavez Honor

Congratulations to our YouthSERVE Reading Buddies volunteers! They’ve been selected for this year’s Cesar Chavez Community Awards and they will receive an award from the City of Watsonville on March 23rd from 6-8pm at the Civic Plaza Community Room. The Reading Buddies Program pair tutors, ages 11-18, with children in kindergarten through second grade to […]


In Praise of Women’s Work

 Like most local nonprofits, the Volunteer Center was founded by smart, community minded women who joined together to tackle big issues in the 60’s: the poverty and isolation of local seniors, the high rates of adult illiteracy and the needs of local children in poverty. Until quite recently local nonprofits have been disproportionately founded and […]


In The Spotlight


Meet Jeffrey

After realizing there was a tremendous need among the seniors in our community  to find rides to essential appointments, Jeffrey decided to become a volunteer for the Transportation Program.  He now lends 2 to 3 rides per week and is is among a collective of volunteer drivers who provide over 4,500 rides throughout Santa Cruz County per year.

Learn More About Jeffrey


Meet Lindsey with AmeriCorps

Lindsey is part of a collective of volunteers who have worked with the Volunteer Center through the Americorps VIP Program. In the past 9 years more than 80 individuals have given their time to generate nearly 200,000 hours of service in Santa Cruz County.

Learn More About Lindsey


2015-2016 Fiscal Year Progress

Volunteers Engaged

People Helped

Volunteer Hours

Value of Contributed Time

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