The 2019 Human Race -Let the Fun Begin

Campaign March 27- May 11  | Race Day - May 11, 2019

This is one fabulous community event you don't want to miss.  Partner with the change makers in our community, give where you live, and have fun doing it! Choose between contributing a one-time donation of $40 or fundraising for your favorite cause.  Then  join us on race day for pre-race yoga, breakfast, live music along the 5-mile course, costumes, hula hoopers, face-painting, DJ’s and  a finish line BBQ and after-party.

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We're Still Here Exhibition at the MAH

Starting April 5th, 2019 | Santa Cruz MAH-705 Front St. Santa Cruz, CA

Volunteer Center Senior Program Staff have teamed up with artists, seniors, and fellow advocates of C3 to create artwork about what it’s like to be a senior experiencing loneliness or isolation in Santa Cruz County.  This exhibition shares local seniors' personal stories with social isolation and provides community members with opportunities to take action for a more inclusive community.

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Senior Tech Support

April 6, 2019 | Louden Nelson Senior Computing Center

Seniors are invited to drop in for free workshops to gain the skills they desire to stay connected with family and friends online. Volunteers from YouthServe will be on hand to show seniors how to use social media and personal electronic devices or answer any other technology questions. All workshops are led by local teens with an adult supervisor to answer any advanced questions.

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Thank you for partnering with us this year.

National Volunteer Week Celebrations

April 7-17 , 2019 | Events Happening throughout Santa Cruz

National Volunteer Week is our annual  opportunity to join with advocates from across the country in highlighting the incredible work of more than 60 million volunteers who are creating positive change in local communities. Here in Santa Cruz County,  more than 15,000 local volunteers connected with our programs in 2018 and we think that is worth celebrating! Join us for volunteer recognition events and our annual volunteer party on April 17.

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Literacy-Joy Clay, Dennis Cavaille, Soren Croxall

Literacy Program Tutor Orientations

April 6, 17, or 27, 2019 | Volunteer Center- 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz

Join the Literacy Program 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 provide training and match you with the right student. Orientations are held at the Santa Cruz Volunteer Center.

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Matter of Balance Workshop for Seniors

May 1- May 24th | Castroville Recreation Center - Monterey County

Join our Senior Programs Staff for this free class. A MATTER OF BALANCE emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. 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. Attendees are asked to commit to all classes for 8 weeks. Registration Required. No drop-ins.

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