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Volunteer as a Tutor

Join the Literacy Program for a free one-hour orientation to learn more about becoming a tutor to a motivated adult learner.

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Human Race 2018

And We're Off- Be a star for your community by fundraising, donating or participating on race day. Donate to the campaign now through May 12.

Real Connections

Learn what happens when hopeful people work together to transform a community for good. Be a part of this legacy and take action with us.

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Want to Hear Some Outstanding News?

out·stand·ing ˌ(outˈstandiNG) – Exceptionally good. Synonyms – excellent, marvelous, magnificent, superb, fine, wonderful, superlative, exceptional, first-class, first-rate; great, terrific, tremendous, super, amazing, fantastic, sensational, fabulous, ace, neat, awesome, bang-up, out of this world, smashing, brilliant “Our team of volunteers, staff, Board Members, Business and Community Partners are outstanding!” –I have said that exact sentence a […]

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AmeriCorps Members Serving Here

This is AmeriCorps Week and programs across the country are celebrating the members that get things done for America! We are proud of the 11 AmeriCorps VIP Fellows that are now serving in our community! This year they will each volunteer for 1700 hours to support organizations in Santa Cruz County. They build the capacity […]

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In The Spotlight

Meet AmeriCorps Fellow Melissa

Melissa has dedicated a year of her life to the AmeriCorps program to positively influence our community!  Since graduating from East Carolina University, she has moved across the country from North Carolina and stepped into her role supporting the Human Race here at the Volunteer Center.

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Meet James

James is an incredible young man who has used volunteering as a means to maintain wellness, make new connections, build his resume, and give back for the support he has received as a participant of our Community Connection Prevention and Early Intervention Program.  

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2016-2017 Fiscal Year Progress

Volunteers Engaged
12,516

People Helped
6,699

Volunteer Hours
369,390

Value of Contributed Time
$9,928,898

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