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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

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Volunteer Award Nominations to Kick-off

Register Pajaronian- August 17, 2018-  The Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County will kick off the Call for Nominations for the 12th Annual Be the Difference Awards on Monday.  The “Be the Difference” Awards are about honoring the individuals, groups, nonprofits and businesses who make a difference in Santa Cruz County through volunteerism...... Continue Reading 


Local Seniors Provide a Lifetime of Experience

Live it Up Magazine- July 27, 2018-  Since the inception of the Volunteer Center over 50 years ago, the organization has mantained a host of programs supporting seniors. At the heart of each program has been the drive to help seniors remain actively engaged in the life of the community through volunteerism, provide opportunities for community connections, and enhance local seniors' ability to remain independent as they age ..... Continue Reading 

Drivers Needed for Transportation

Register Pajaronian-June 15-  The Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County is currently looking for more volunteers to support its Transportation Program, and drivers are particularly needed for the Watsonville area. “For most individuals getting to a medical or dental appointment, the grocery store, or bank is as simple as jumping in the car or on the local bus. But, for some in the community, it is impossible due to disability, declining health, or the rigors of aging,” said Senior Programs Coordinator Tara Ireland....... Continue Reading

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

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