Call for Nominations

Who inspires you with their acts of volunteerism? Share your nomination Aug. 5 though Aug. 21 and then join us in virtual celebration in October.

Take Action for Equity

Want to commit yourself to racial equity,  take action, or  learn more?  Lend your hand to  organizations in the community working towards this.

Shop for Seniors

Help isolated seniors remain safe at home by volunteering to shop for them through the Grocery Shopper Program.

shop for seniors in Santa Cruz County

COVID-19 Services

View the services we are maintaining for volunteers, vulnerable populations, and non-profits during this challenging time.


Your safety is our priority- Learn more about which programs are providing teleservices and which are open for in-person appointments, our health screening requirements, and safety protocol for our building-  LEARN MORE

Latest News

PLEASE NOTE: Phone Service Disruptions This Week

The Volunteer Center and all of our office buildings will be transitioning to a new phone system in the coming week and this will bring disruption to our phone services.  In an effort to ensure that we can connect with community members, volunteers, partners, and program participants we want to inform you of the timing […]


Organizing For Racial Equity

Systemic Racism exists in America, in California, in our beloved community, and in our agency. We see the evidence in unequal poverty rates, graduation rates, disproportionate incarceration rates, even in life span. We see it in the experiences of our own programs and when working with our clients. What is happening in our country is […]


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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