Human Race 2017

Is your non-profit, school, or church planning to Make Magic with us at the Human Race this year?  Register by March 14th to join us!

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

Trivia Challenge 2017

Gather a team &  join us for a fabulously fun night of trivia competition on Fri. Feb 24th to help raise funds for our Senior Programs. 

Latest News

Embracing Others Brings National Awards to Locals

For months now, our public space has been flooded with messages and images that divide us – by race, religion, region, economic status, national origin, party affiliation, gender identity – once you start looking for “the other” the list gets long fast. Yesterday morning at our Board of Supervisors meeting, I was vividly reminded that […]


Volunteer on Martin Luther King Day

Many of us resolved to get more involved with needs of our community this year and Martin Luther King Jr Day on Monday Jan 16th offers the opportunity for you to get started on that commitment. The Volunteer Center  and fellow non-profits are gearing up for a successful day of volunteerism. We invite you to […]


In The Spotlight


Meet Isabella and Anthony

ys-volunteers-isabella-anthonyIsabella and Anthony understand that in order to see results and make positive change in the community they need to be engaged in the effort. From mentoring young children, to bringing joy to the elderly with music, they have made Santa Cruz County a place of  inclusion and harmony.  At only 15 and 16 years old, these teens have given over 1,000 hours of their time over the past six years.

Learn More About Isabella and Anthony

volunteer-profile-sarahMeet Sarah with Adopt a Family

After losing her mother to leukemia, Sarah sought out ways to bring herself out of the darkness, lift her spirits, and honor her mom. She found her home volunteering with the Adopt a Family Project.

Learn More About Sarah


2015-2016 Fiscal Year Progress

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