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- Join us in Virtual Celebration
Weds, October 21st @ 12 PM
Our community stepped up once again to share their extraordinary stories of volunteers, businesses, and non-profits who transform our community through volunteerism and we are so excited to once again celebrate the 55 chosen nominees. While we won't gather in person, we invite you to join us for the Watch Party Premiere of the 2020 Be the Difference Awards on Oct 21 for a fabulous hour of entertainment and inspiration. You will be in the online company of local leaders, athletes, musicians, and trailblazers for good.
FIRE Emergency Response Volunteers
Our hearts go out to every community member who has been directly impacted by the fires. In partnership with the Office of Emergency Services, the County of Santa Cruz, Red Cross, and Animal Services we are working to identify safe ways for volunteers to help with emerging needs as we move into the long-term recovery phase. Currently our primary need is staffing the donation centers but we will keep you posted via our site as new needs arise.
Get Prepared Before the Next Fire or Emergency
Santa Cruz County residents are invited to join us in accessing free resources to prepare for an emergency. Natural disasters, including earthquakes, floods, fires, and more can occur at any time. We've partnered with Listos California, from the Office of the Governor to ensure more community members are prepared. Learn how to make an emergency plan, what documents you should have on hand, how to coordinate with others, how to register for county and PG&E emergency alerts, and more.
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.
COVID Response Volunteers Needed
Committing to the Work of Racial Equity
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.