Grateful for you!

We will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Holiday. In the meantime check out our Holiday Volunteer Guide or sign up for our e-news!

Something for Everyone!

From Adopt-a Family to Feeding the Community to Holiday Cards for Seniors - the 2022 Holiday Guide offers a way for everyone to get involved and ensure our most vulnerable neighbors have the support they need.

Power in Literacy!

53 years ago we launched the Literacy Program to support families & strengthen our community with the power of Literacy. Support our Fall Literacy Fundraising Campaign - any sized gift will help!

Need Volunteers?

As experts in volunteer mobilization, we can help your agency, nonprofit, school, or organization find the right volunteers for your cause. Partner with us!

Latest News

Nov 2 2022

The Holiday Volunteer Guide is Here!

Sponsored by Santa Cruz County Bank, the 2022 Holiday Volunteer Guide offers a way for everyone to get involved with the causes they care about the most. What is the best thing about Santa Cruz County? At the Volunteer Center, we all certainly agree - it’s the people! That’s because the Santa Cruz Community never ...

Oct 5 2022

Wellness Connect Fills a Gap: Stability and Security for Young Adults

Access to mental health services is a core underlying issue for many people experiencing homelessness. The Volunteer Center offers several programs to help alleviate this issue, the most recent of which is Wellness Connect. Funded by Santa Cruz County Behavioral Health, Wellness Connect provides prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery services for anyone over 18 ...

Our Impact Last Year....

  • Volunteers engaged

    14,000 +

  • People helped from our impact programs


  • People reached with Covid & disaster preparedness information


  • Covid shots in people's arms with the help of our volunteers


  • Value of hours contributed

    $11.3 million in time

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