Everyday thousands of volunteers take action to make Santa Cruz County a more vibrant and connected place to live. We are so excited to celebrate the folks who give their time, talent, and resource to improve our quality of life at the 13th Annual Be the Difference Awards. Who do you think should be standing […]
Every summer, teens make a difference in their community at non-profit organizations through YouthSERVE Summer Institute. During this six week program, youth volunteer and participate in workshops and field trips that give them tools that will be beneficial to them in their future careers. Youth choose where there would like to volunteer based on their […]
In The Spotlight
Allen has served as a tutor with the Volunteer Center Literacy Program for over 10 years. As a tutor, he donates his time to helping adults learn English and so much more. Like many literacy program tutors, Allen provides a wealth of information about how life works in Santa Cruz County.
After retiring from her office job, Kathleen was looking for a way to stay engaged in her community. Full of life and feeling good, she wondered “how could people just stop?” Kathleen met with a volunteer match-maker and was quickly connected with an opportunity.