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 […]
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
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.
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.