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. 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 nonprofits. VIEW OUR SERVICES

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Committing to the Work of Racial Equity

Ongoing Opportunities

In this moment, we want to amplify the voices of fellow organizations that can connect you with immediate direct action. If you are looking for ways to reach out into your community to volunteer, donate, or learn more, view our list of some of the organizations in Santa Cruz County working for racial equity.

Discover Organizations Working for Racial Equity

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YouthSERVE Summer Institute

July 13th-17th and 27th-31st, Applications due July 3rd

Join YouthSERVE this summer and give back to our community while having fun! The YouthSERVE Summer Institute is a free 2-week program that helps youth gain community service hours, collaborate with peers, and realize their power to transform our community through service. On July 13th-17th and 27th-31st, we will meet up for at-home volunteer opportunities will that assist seniors, children, and the community as a whole!

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AmeriCorps VIP Year of Service

September 2020 - July 2021 or February- July 2021, Applications due February 2021

Serve as an AmeriCorps Fellow with the Volunteer Infrastructure Program. You will play a crucial role in developing relationships with high-value volunteers to serve in community organizations focused on youth and families who are struggling economically across California. VIP Fellows work hand in hand with organizations to develop the quality of volunteer opportunities and expand the quantity opportunities to address unmet community needs.

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Emergency 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.

Keep The Lights On Santa Cruz County Premiere

Thanks for watching with us!

Thank you for joining us on #GivingTuesdayNow for the premiere of Keep the Lights On Santa Cruz County, an online gathering designed to uplift and inspire our community to action while sheltering in place. Local leaders, athletes, and musicians launched us into the Human Race Campaign homestretch with an hour of entertainment and calls to action.  We enjoyed stories, baking, music, celebrity interviews, and learned about simple acts of kindness.

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Human Race Community Giving Campaign- Success!

Together we raised  $175,000

Thank you to each and every community member who joined us to help keep the lights on for nonprofits in this critical time. Our fellow nonprofits are a crucial lifeline for some many of our neighbors and your support is crucial in the wake of this crisis. Together, we raised over $140,000 for the causes we love!

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