Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Providing For Our Community During The COVID-19 Crisis

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.  View the list of services we are maintaining for volunteers, vulnerable populations, and fellow nonprofits. VIEW OUR SERVICES

Town Hall Series
Covid Vaccine Clinic

Join us at the Volunteer Center Town Hall Series

We are excited to host a series of Town Hall discussions led by community leaders and experts. Centered around a research-based Points of Light Civic Circle Toolkit for meaningful action, our goal is to to create more meaningful lives by renewing our civic circle. Join us online at any or all of our first 4 discussion.

Learn More and Register HERE




Volunteers Needed to Support Check-in At Vaccine Clinics

Volunteers are needed to support the smooth running of pop up Vaccine Clinics happening in our community. As a volunteer you will be asked to greet community members looking to receive a vaccine, bringing supplies to various stations, and completing paperwork with community members before they receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Learn More and Register to Help   | Medical Professional Register HERE


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Friendly Caller Orientations for Stay Connected 

Every Mon. or Weds. from 4-5 PM

Are you interested in helping seniors in our community stay connected despite the challenges of the pandemic? Consider becoming a Volunteer Caller for our Program Stay Connected. As a caller you will build a relationship with a senior, help them navigate the resources that might be most helpful for them and serve as a crucial friendly voice for what might be an otherwise lonely day. RSVP for an orientation to determine if this is the right volunteer fit for you.

Learn More and Sign Up for An Orientation

Literacy Abi Citizenship

Become a Literacy Tutor

Orientations happening in Sept and Oct!

Want to changes lives through Literacy and launch a fellow neighbor on a path to new success for 2021? Join the Literacy Program for a free online orientation to learn more about becoming a tutor to a motivated adult learner. No teaching or foreign language skills are necessary, just a desire to be of service. We provide training and match you with the right student. Orientations will be held via Zoom during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Learn More and RSVP for an Orientation


Help With Food Distribution

Every 1st and 2nd Friday of the Month | 8 AM-1:30 PM

COVID-19 and the related economic downturn have resulted in a sharp increase in food insecurity in Santa Cruz County. Would you like to help? Every other Friday volunteers are needed to help pass out food at a mass food distribution at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds and other locations throughout the county.  Learn more and register by clicking the link below.

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COVID Response Volunteers Needed

 Ongoing Opportunities

We have adapted our services to meet the immediate critical needs of some of the most vulnerable in our community and  are now providing food distribution, grocery shopping support, recruiting volunteers to staff our county emergency shelters, and enlisting volunteers to sew masks for county operations. Sign up via our COVID-19 Volunteer Registry to be matched with a current community need.
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