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Memorial Service for Genie Dee

Saturday September 23rd @ Aptos United Methodist Church | 2PM

We are deeply sad to share the passing of our co-worker Genie Dee, Director of the Literacy Program. The Volunteer Center family will join with friends, family and co-workers to celebrate Genie’s inspiring life of service. All who knew her are invited to attend and share in her memory. Visit the Memorial Page to learn more including how you can provide a gift in her honor.

View the Memorial Page

Change Lives Through Literacy Education

Upcoming Orientations:  Oct. 3 or 7th

Make a difference in the lives of English Language learners by giving your time as volunteer tutor with the Literacy Program. Join us for a for a free one-hour orientation to learn more about becoming a tutor to a motivated adult learner. No teaching or foreign language skills necessary, just a desire to be of service. We will provide the training and match you with the right student.

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Be the Difference Awards Gala

SAVE THE DATE: Friday October 27th @ Cocoanut Grove | 11:30- 1:30PM

We asked and you answered.  Thank you for sharing your nominations for the 2017 Be the Difference Awards. We are excited to celebrate the the top 50 individuals, groups, and businesses who are making a difference through volunteerism in Santa Cruz County. Event tickets will be on sale soon.

Learn More About the Awards 

Make Difference Day- Call for Projects

Submit your project and join us on October 28th

Would your non-profit or school like to host a project this year?  If you have a need at your organization and want to engage community members in your cause then consider hosting a project on Make a Difference Day.  The Volunteer Center will supply the promotion and can help you connect with volunteers.

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Matter of Balance Workshops for Seniors

October 17-Nov 19th | Live Oak Senior Center | 9:30- 11:30 AM Tues & Thurs.

Local Senior Service Providers have teamed up with our Volunteer Center Senior Programs staff to offer a series of falls prevention workshops for seniors. Join us for our first Workshop series to learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change your environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.

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