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Summer of Service

We all experience pivotal moments in our youth that shape who we are today. Moments where we were pushed to overcome our fears and doubts and accomplish things we never thought we could. At the Volunteer Center, we believe every young person deserves opportunities to explore their potential and discover what makes them exceptional! This […]

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YouthSERVE Teens Awarded Cesar Chavez Honor

Congratulations to our YouthSERVE Reading Buddies volunteers! They’ve been selected for this year’s Cesar Chavez Community Awards and they will receive an award from the City of Watsonville on March 23rd from 6-8pm at the Civic Plaza Community Room. The Reading Buddies Program pair tutors, ages 11-18, with children in kindergarten through second grade to […]

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Teens dedicate their summer vacation to service

Teens have made a big splash during the YouthSERVE Summer Institute (YSI), with 34 participating youth serving at twelve different sites in Watsonville and Santa Cruz! Teens volunteers spent the past six weeks packing and preparing food for low income families and the homeless population at Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes and the Food Bank. […]

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Be the Difference for Local Youth

At the Watsonville Volunteer Center, I am fortunate to witness moments when individuals come together and bring exuberant vitality and security to our community. Cesar Chavez said, “From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength.” […]

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