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We are so proud of the work of our volunteers, the growth of our clients and each opportunity we have to partner in the community. Check out our highlighted news or visit our press archive below.

Get in Touch About Press: Contact Communications Director Christine Loewe at volunteer@scvolunteercenter.org


2018 Human Race

Times Publishing Group May 10-  More than 125 non-profits, schools, and community groups will raise funds for their favorite community cause and will culminate with a Race Day Walkathon and Fun, Saturday May 12th, 2018 when more than 2000 individuals are expected to converge along West Cliff Drive for a day of celebration. Race Day includes a family friendly five-mile walkathon and fun run along West Cliff Drive, food, live music and festivities....... Continue Reading


Get High At The Human Race

Santa Cruz GoodTimes April 18-  For the 38th year in a row, the Santa Cruz County Human Race Walkathon and Fun Run is back in action with 125 teams powering this crowd-sourced fundraising extravaganza...  This event has grown into the most successful Human Race in California. Not only are teams reaching more donors and making more money each year, but they are having more fun doing it. What’s driving this success? It turns out there is some cool science behind the giving phenomena...... Continue Reading


Volunteer Center Celebrates National Volunteer Week With Honor

Registar-Pajaronian  April 16-  Local residents are invited to join the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County, fellow nonprofits, and community leaders in celebrating volunteerism during National Volunteer Week, happening April 15-21. This year’s National Volunteer Week is particularly significant for the Volunteer Center. On April 11, the organization was awarded as the 2018 California Non-Profit of the Year for Volunteerism and Service by the Office of the Governor. ..... Continue Reading

Photo of Paul Martin by Sentinel dan Coyro

Santa Cruz County's Top Volunteers Honored

Santa Cruz Sentinel  April 11-  They paint over gang graffiti, maintain trails, care for sheltered animals and play key roles in the Sheriff’s Office — all without pay. Each year, hundreds of people volunteer throughout Santa Cruz County’s government, arguably redefining the term “public servant” as some have logged thousands of hours of service over more than a decade of consistent work..... Continue Reading

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