Our Press

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

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Human Race’s 1,300 Raise $175,000: Virtual Event Aids 82 Nonprofits, Schools, Community Groups

Aptos Times- June 1, 2020 - Nonprofits are no stranger to doing more with less and finding creative ways to tackle community problems with limited budgets. But 2020 has proven to be a year like no other as the world faces a global pandemic and community needs rise to historic proportions.........Continue Reading

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New Grocery Shopper Program Aids Seniors: Forty-Five Volunteers Help 235 People; More Clients, Volunteers Welcome

Aptos Times & Captiola Times- June 1, 2020 - Over the past two months as businesses, schools, and nonprofits have shuttered their doors and suspended programs, staff with the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County Senior Programs chose to focus their efforts on finding safe ways to maintain valuable connections with their most vulnerable senior participants........Continue Reading

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SC Grocery Shopper Program Taking New Participants, Volunteers

Patch.com- May 23, 2020 - Over the past two months as businesses, schools, and nonprofits have shuttered their doors and suspended programs, staff with the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County Senior Programs chose to focus their efforts on finding safe ways to maintain valuable connections with their most vulnerable senior participants........Continue Reading

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Human Race Coming to a Close

Aptos Times- May 8, 2020 - Over the past 40 years, the Human Race has raised close to $15 million for nonprofit and school partners making it the largest collaborative fundraiser on the central coast. Last year, more than 1,500 participants and nearly 10,000 donors raised $250,000 in support of 90+ participating nonprofits, schools and community groups.......Continue Reading

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‘Keep the Lights On’: Human Race Pivots to Virtual Finale

Santa Cruz Sentinel- May 4, 2020 - In its 40th year, Santa Cruz’s Human Race campaign will adapt to the coronavirus pandemic by going fully virtual in support of the county’s nonprofits, schools and faith-based organizations...This Tuesday, “Giving Tuesday Now” nationally, the Volunteer Center will host a watch party premiere for its “Keep the Lights on Santa Cruz County” campaign......Continue Reading

Santa Cruz County in Desperate Need of Volunteers

KSBW 8- April 15, 2020 - Santa Cruz County is in desperate need of volunteers. There is a wide variety of needs to help make sure that people can get food. Volunteers can also work remotely by making masks or personal protective equipment. They also need volunteers to staff the expanding shelter sites. "It's a huge need," explains Karen Delaney.....Watch the Highlight

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Santa Cruz County Volunteers Persevere Under Coronavirus Emergency Conditions

Santa Cruz Sentinel- April 10, 2020 -Inside a large airy Chanticleer Avenue warehouse, dozens of people were moving in fast-paced but controlled chaos Thursday. Even in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic, the scene repeats twice a week, now with the addition of an intergenerational group of masked volunteers......Continue Reading

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COVID-19 Emergency Response Volunteers Needed

Santa Cruz Sentinel- April 10, 2020 -The Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County has shifted its resources and programming to meet immediate critical needs, provide resources for nonprofits, and support the larger volunteer community as they seek creative and safe ways to help. The Volunteer Center has established a COVID-19 Volunteer Registry......Continue Reading

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