National Volunteer Week 2019

Celebrating Volunteerism |  April 7-17, 2019 @ locations throughout the County

Inspiring, recognizing, and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities.

National Volunteer Week is our annual collective 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.

In the last year we've had the opportunity to partner with over 15,000 volunteers from Santa Cruz County who have infused nearly $12 million dollars into our local economy by giving their time to local organizations.  That is indeed worth celebrating!

We invite you to join us in saying thank-you or taking action.

Thank you for partnering with us this year.

CityServe Volunteer Recognition Celebration

Tuesday April 9th @ 2PM | Santa Cruz City Hall Courtyard

Join Santa Cruz City Council and staff in celebrating volunteers from our Partnership Program CityServe. The event will begin with a reception in the City Hall Courtyard at 2PM followed by an award ceremony at 2:30 PM to highlight those outstanding volunteers who give their time to city departments. Their efforts include helping to maintain summer youth programs, serving as ushers at the Civic, maintaining community safety with the Police Department and teaching  seniors at the Louden Nelson Center.


Santa Cruz Open House and Volunteer Appreciation Party

Weds. April 17th  5:30PM - 7:30PM

Happening the week after National Volunteer week, we invite you to Join us at the Santa Cruz Volunteer Center (1740 17th Ave) for an evening of mingling,  appetizers, music and awards in celebration of those who so generously give their time to Volunteer Center Programs.  All are welcome to learn about our programs available and get inspired by those who are already taking action. Questions: (831)427-5070  or Email Elana

  • Including children


Volunteer Initiative Program (VIP)  Volunteer Recognition

Tuesday April 16 @ 10AM  | Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors Chambers

Join with County Supervisors and  VIP staff in celebrating volunteers from our Partnership Program with the County. Awards will be presented at 10 AM followed by a reception. In the last year more than 1000 volunteers have contributed nearly $2 million dollars worth of labor to expand and enhance the work of County Personnel.

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