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
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.
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.