Thanks for Attending!

Thanks to everyone who tuned in for the  2020 Be the Difference Awards Watch Party. If you missed it, there's still time to watch.

Feed Your Neighbors

Volunteers are needed to help with Food Distributions throughout Santa Cruz County. Learn more about where you are needed and how to register.  

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Emergency Preparation

Disasters can happen at anytime. We want to help you prepare. Take our free online class, download our toolkit, or get help via text.


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Volunteers Are Needed To Distribute Food

As the holiday season approaches, many people feel a strong inclination to pitch in and express their generosity towards their community.  One great way to get involved is to volunteer time distributing food with a local food bank.   The pandemic has brought widespread financial hardship and food insecurity has grown to previously-unseen levels across […]

Be the Difference Awards Goes Online TODAY

Along with our presenting sponsor Santa Cruz Community Credit Union and fellow sponsors we are excited to celebrate the 2020 Be the Difference Awards honoring the individuals, groups, and businesses that transform Santa Cruz County through volunteerism. Starting at 11:30 AM the Be the Difference Awards will take over the Volunteer Center homepage. While this […]

In The Spotlight

Meet Brooke

Brooke is a volunteer with the Volunteer Center's Grocery Shopper Program serving the needs of vulnerable community members while sheltering in place.  We are so grateful for folks like Brooke who are helping local seniors get the groceries they desire while remaining safely at home.

Learn More About Brooke

picture of members of the Quail Hollow Volunteer Trail CrewMeet The Quail Hollow Trail Crew

Thanks to this small group of volunteers who dedicate time each week to maintaining the trails at Quail Hollow Ranch, hikers and equestrians have continued to have the opportunity to enjoy the peaceful serenity of the Ranch during the pandemic and feel safe while doing so.

Learn More About The Crew

2018-2019 Fiscal Year Progress

Volunteers Engaged
14,000 +

People Helped
7,700 +

Volunteer Hours
350,000 +

Value of Contributed Time
$11.3 Million

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