Volunteer Center Town Hall Series

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Creating a Toolkit for Meaningful Action

The Volunteer Center is proud to announce that we are one of 10 communities nationally selected by the Points of Light Foundation to bring powerful, research based new Civic Circle tools and materials to Santa Cruz County. We will share these tools in a series of discussions designed to build a growing community of people, businesses and groups connected for good to renew Civic Space. The Volunteer Center Town Hall series will provide interested people new tools to engage in meaningful actions that improve our community and connect them to people who share their passion for a better world.

Thank You to our Town Hall Series Media Sponsor, Lookout Santa Cruz!


Join us - Volunteer Center Town Hall Series

Register for any or all of nine 90 minute sessions to listen, learn, connect and act structured around Civic Circle Action and Learning Guides. Each session will cover a different topic and will be preceded by an emailed Guide. Each session will feature a local panel of experts to talk about how people can engage now to create positive change in our community. Facilitated break-out discussions will connect people around learning and action to build a growing circle of people committed to Civic Renewal and meaningful actions. We will follow-up with engagement opportunities so attendees can immediately practice what they have learned and Connect for Good.

Learn more about each topic and register below.


Join us for the Purchase Power discussion

Date TBD -- Stay Tuned!

Using your purchase power means making decisions that reflect your values or advance a social cause or issue by choosing where you do and don’t spend your money. Whether you’re buying from a sustainable company or boycotting a product, how you buy makes a difference.

Download Purchase Power Learning Guide

Watch a short video on the topic

Purchase Power Panelists - stay tuned...


Thank you to those of you who joined the Donate discussion

Wednesday, November 17th 4:00-5:30pm on Zoom

Donations are critical to the nonprofit sector – Through contributing money, services or goods, you can support the welfare of others or support causes you care about. Donations don’t have to be large to be impactful – even a few canned goods to a food pantry go a long way.

Download Donate Learning Guide

Watch a short video on the topic

Donate Panelists


Katie Fairbairn
Jeanne Howard

Thank you to those of you who joined the Service discussion

Wednesday, October 27th 4:00-5:30pm on Zoom

There are many forms of service – from running for office, to serving one’s country through military service, to serving others as part of AmeriCorps or Peace Corps. Giving of your time and talent to better the lives of others is a selfless act that can make a big impact.

Download Service Learning Guide

Watch a short video on the topic

Service Panelists

Maria Orozco SERVICE
Peggy Flynn SERVICE
Malia Yamashita

Thank you to those of you who joined our first Town Hall about using Your Voice

Wednesday, October 6th 4:00-5:30pm on Zoom

You can use, or not use, your voice in many ways. You can educate and influence friends, family members and others to raise awareness for causes you care about. Using your voice in big and small ways can help to unlock the assets of others and advance causes you care about.

Download Your Voice Learning Guide

Watch a short video on the topic

Your Voice Panelists

Don Lane
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