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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Ready to Give Back this Holiday Season

Aptos Times- Nov 18, 2019 - November is nearly upon us and already we find ourselves enveloped in the holiday season. The tinsel, glitter, and endless supplies of holiday knick-knacks have arrive on shelves and soon holiday carols will begin playing on loud speakers all across America. For those seeking a deeper meaning this holiday......Continue Reading

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Giving Back - Thanksgiving and Beyond

Santa Cruz Sentinel- Nov 17, 2019 - ....Among those welcoming volunteers for a Thanksgiving meal this month are the Volunteer Center staff of Community Connection Mariposa Wellness Center. The Mariposa Center, a mental health support program, provides classes and activities designed to promote.....Continue Reading

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Santa Cruz Gives 2019: A Guide to Holiday Giving

Santa Cruz Good Times- Nov 13, 2019 - The message has come through loud and clear: people in Santa Cruz County care about improving and uplifting their community, and they have chosen Santa Cruz Gives as a vehicle for being a part of that positive change. So we are thrilled to announce that for 2019, we have expanded the number of local nonprofits accepted into the campaign.....Continue Reading

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Seniors Graduate From A Matter of Balance Class

Register Pajaronian- Oct 11, 2019 - Watsonville City Councilwoman Rebecca Garcia recently awarded certificates to 10 senior citizens at the Watsonville Senior Center who graduated from the A Matter of Balance program. The national program run by the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County RSVP is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. It does this through an eight-session class offering goal setting, safety awareness and simple exercises to increase strength and balance......Continue Reading

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Seniors Invited to Free Tech Support

Santa Cruz Sentinel- Sept 1, 2019 - Teens from the Volunteer Center Program Youthserve will once again launch their senior tech support services in September at the Louden Nelson. Now in it's 9th year, the program provides free one on one tech support for seniors who would like to better understand how to use their technology devices .....Continue Reading

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Nominations Open for the Annual Be the Difference Awards

Register Pajaronian- July 30, 2019 - The call for nominations for the 13th Annual Be the Difference Awards went out Monday. The “Be the Difference” Awards aim to honor the individuals, groups, non-profits, and businesses who transform Santa Cruz County through volunteerism. The Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County invites all community members to share their stories of inspiration......Continue Reading

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