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Human Race 2017

It's your chance to bring some sparkle and magic to Santa Cruz County by  joining or donating to a team through the Human Race.

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

Senior Wish Day

Join us on Saturday May 6th for a one day blitz of volunteering to help local seniors in need with safety related home repairs.

Celebrating 50 Years

We are so proud to launch celebrations for our 50th Anniversary during National Volunteer Week and we invite you to join us.

Latest News

At The Heart Of Community Change For 50 Years

1967 was the Summer of Love in California. LBJ’s Great Society and the signing of the Voting Rights Act sparked activists in communities all over America to work for positive change. Marian McBee, Kathryn Merriam, and Margaret Schaeffer, three remarkable women inspired by their passion for helping others, set up shop at a loaned office space […]

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Value of AmeriCorps

We all see the many problems that people face in our own community and nationally but only a few of us are willing to give up the comforts of our daily lives and take action. This is the true value of the AmeriCorps program – it provides a framework for any American to make a […]

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In The Spotlight

 

Meet Jeffrey

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.

Learn More About Jeffrey

 

Meet Lindsey with AmeriCorps

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.

Learn More About Lindsey

 

2015-2016 Fiscal Year Progress

Volunteers Engaged
12,516

People Helped
6,699

Volunteer Hours
369,390

Value of Contributed Time
$9,191,774

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