Human Race 2021

After careful reflection we've chosen to take a pause on the Human Race and will not hold the event this year. Get all the details in our latest blog.

Join us at a Vaccine Clinic

Volunteer heroes are needed to in the coming weeks to support our community vaccination effort in Watsonville.

Chat With a Senior

Learn more about you can provide a senior with resources and a friendly voice by becoming a Friendly Caller with the Stay Connected Program.

Become a Tutor

Learn more about you can change a life and bring literacy to a fellow neighbor by tutoring with the Volunteer Center Literacy Program.

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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We are committed to doing our part to promote public health by postponing, interrupting or canceling in-person activities while staying true to our mission of finding healthy, creative ways for people to contribute to community good. Before visiting one of our offices we encourage you to learn more about our safety protocol and latest regulations. View our Safety Plan 

Latest News

Pause & Reflection For the 2021 Human Race

Nothing embodies the power and joy of connecting our community for good like the Human Race Giving Campaign! Each February it begins with the kick-off of a small group of determined and hopeful dreamers who come together across business, schools, faith, neighborhoods, service clubs and nonprofits to unveil a new look and theme for artwork, […]

February Kindness- Helping Seniors Stay Connected

We are rolling into our week basking in the love and kindness displayed by our community in February. Throughout the past week staff, volunteers, and community partners distributed hundreds of handmade Valentine’s to local seniors living alone or in care facilities. Started as a project on Martin Luther King Day 2021, community members designed and […]

In The Spotlight


Meet Jen

Jen's love of volunteering was instilled by her parents and now as a new mom she is proud to carry on the tradition of giving back with her family. As a volunteer with the Adopt a Family Project, Jen is a champion for encouraging others to join her in finding meaningful ways to give.

Learn More About Jen 

Meet Angelica

Since this summer, Angelica has been lending her enthusiasm, acumen, and uplifting personality to the weekly food distribution at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Pajaro. As a working UCSC student, one can only imagine that she has plenty on her plate. Nevertheless, she has prioritized helping those in need.

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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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