COVID-19 Services Available

Providing For Our Community During This Challenging Time

We are committed to doing our part to promote public health by postponing, interrupting or canceling in person activities while staying true to our mission of finding healthy, creative ways for people to contribute to community good. Across our 22 programs, we have suspended all non-essential services to be able to focus on the critical needs of our community members, clients, and fellow nonprofits.

View the list of services we are maintaining for volunteers, vulnerable populations, and fellow non-profits.


Recruiting COVID-19 Emergency Response Volunteers

Are you looking for ways to help during this public health emergency? We are actively working with community partners to identify where volunteers can safely help meet community needs. We invite you to check out the list of current needs and register. We are updating this list frequently, so check back for new opportunities!

 Register As A COVID 19 Response VolunteerView our up-to-date list of volunteer projects |  Download Our COVID 19 Volunteer Guide | View our list of projects you can do from home

Grocery Support for Vulnerable Seniors

We are dedicated to ensuring that our most vulnerable community members are able to get the food they need as they shelter in place. We are working with fixed-income seniors age 60+ and older adults 55+ with medical conditions  in need of grocery services and we connecting them with volunteer shoppers.

Learn More About The Grocery Program  | Volunteer with the Project


Mobilizing Volunteers for Mask-Making

We are currently working with the County of Santa Cruz and the County Office of Education to mobilize volunteers who want to sew safety masks. These masks will be used for county providers, nonprofits providing essential services to help maintain the safety of volunteers, staff, and clients. We are also distributing child-sized masks to the County Office of Education for schools when students return to class in the fall. Give your time by sewing, view video tutorials, and download the project guidelines.

Learn More and Register to Help


Mental Health Support Services & Food Distribution

Everyday staff and volunteers from our program Community Connection dedicate themselves to helping adults lead healthier and more productive lives by overcoming mental health and chemical dependency challenges. While the shelter in place mandate is in order we will rely on telecommunication to support our mental health participants. We will also continue to provide services for those in need of food, access to healthcare, or having a psychiatric emergency.

Learn More About Our Mental Health Services Available


Volunteer To Support Contract Tracing with our County

Are you looking for ways to help during this public health emergency? The County of Santa Cruz is looking for community members to help with the ongoing need to help those community members who test positive for COVID-19. The Volunteer will work with the County Health Department to call the community member who has tested positive for COVID-19.
To volunteer for this project please email Donna Patters at

Recruiting Volunteers to Serve at the Emergency Shelter

The County of Santa Cruz Human Services Department has opened two Emergency Shelters to meet the needs of unhoused people in Watsonville and Santa Cruz.  Volunteer roles for the new shelters include: assisting staff with the day-to-day operations, food distribution, and overseeing the intake desk. Volunteers are working alongside employees from the County of Santa Cruz and will have appropriate personal protective equipment and training to maintain safety. 

Special Resources for Nonprofits & Community Partners

As we face this public health emergency we are preparing to face it together. Our mission calls us to partner with our fellow nonprofit leaders, to ensure they have the resources they need. We are prepared to help with emergency volunteer recruitment, online fundraising, and free online training.

Learn More About Emergency Services for Our Community Partners

Request Volunteers for Your Program Using Our Online Form

Download the Volunteer Request form as a Word Document

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