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 are focused on the current critical needs of our community members, participants, and fellow nonprofits. View the list of services we are maintaining for volunteers, vulnerable populations, and fellow nonprofits. VIEW OUR SERVICES


Be the Difference Awards- Call for Nominations

August 5- August 21

We invite you to help us recognize the top 50 people, groups and businesses who do the most to transform Santa Cruz County through volunteerism.  Each year we reach out, asking you to share your extraordinary stories of volunteers, businesses, and non-profits who make our community a happier, healthier place to live through volunteerism. While this year we will not gather in person we are excited to bring you an online celebration of your nominees in partnership with our presenting sponsors on Oct. 21, 2020.

Learn More and Nominate

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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.

Learn More and Apply


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.
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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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