About Us

OUR MISSION

We are a collective of dreamers, idealists, problem-solvers, and trailblazers for good who believe we each have the power to make our moments meaningful.   Our mission is to transform our community and ourselves through volunteerism, empowering everyone to be the difference.

We invite you to get to know us better. Read our story.

OUR PEOPLE

Every day thousands of volunteers are hard at work making Santa Cruz County a more vibrant place to live.  They’re our heroes and we are privileged to share their stories.  We invite you to get to know some of the individuals who have chosen to make their moments matter for our community. They inspire us and we hope they inspire you too.

OUR WORK

It is with great pride that we announce our 50th Anniversary. For 50 years our doors have been open county- wide and tens of thousands of our neighbors have walked in to offer their time and talents, or get the help they needed. Across years and issues, together we have created something profound and enduring.

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2016 was our biggest year for volunteerism yet.  The generosity of our supporters expanded and we engaged more volunteers than ever before. We connected 12,516 volunteers, provided service for over 9,000 clients,  and generated over $9 million dollars in volunteer labor towards solving pressing community issues.

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 We invite you to meet our  staff and board leadership. These individuals are behind the scenes everyday maintaining the foundations we need to drive impact in our community. We are fortunate to have a talented and dedicated team that strives to connect with our community for greater good.

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