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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


Santa Cruz Volunteer Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Santa Cruz Sentinel  July 17- Thousands of civic-minded Santa Cruz County residents want to lend a hand to support causes they care about, and the county’s hundreds of nonprofits — often operating with small staffs and shoestring budgets — depend on that aid. The trick is connecting the right people to the right groups. For 50 years the Volunteer Center has done exactly that ...Continue Reading


Cheers to 50 Years

Aptos Times  July 20- All community members are invited to join the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County for their 50th Anniversary Birthday Celebration. Tickets are now on sale for the event and space is limited. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our supporters and the community at large to come together in celebration of 50 years of volunteerism in Santa Cruz County,” states Volunteer Center Executive Director Karen Delaney...Continue Reading

Founder Marian McBee receiving a financial contribution from Santa Cruz County Bank to support the work of the Volunteer Center.

Volunteer Center Celebrating 50th Anniversary

Register Pajaronian July 11- The Volunteer Center opened its doors in 1967 when Marian McBee, Kathryn Merriam and Margaret Schaeffer, three local social workers inspired by their passion for helping others, set up shop at a loaned office space in downtown Santa Cruz. They set out to develop volunteer programs that would lift up residents in need. ... Continue Reading


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