Featured Video- Gratitude to Fire Response Volunteers
2020 has been an incredibly challenging year and yet so many of our neighbors and nonprofits in Santa Cruz County have risen to the moment to continue offering support and connection. Even in the worst of times, community members continue to show resilience and step up to partner with the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County.
It is with incredible gratitude that we shared this video during the 2020 Be the Difference Awards Watch Party to honor the volunteer connections made in response to the pandemic and recent fires.
2020 Be the Difference Awards
This year we celebrated the Be the Difference Awards virtually with an hour of online entertainment and inspiration honoring our top 55+ nominees.
2020 Be the Difference Winners
Each year we select 5 winners from among our Be the Difference Nominees receive top honors. Watch the stories of those who won this year.
Keep the Lights On Santa Cruz Co.
This year we celebrated the Human Race with a special online event to uplift and inspire our community to action while sheltering in place.
Grocery Shoppers Save the Day
Join our volunteers from newest program, the Grocery Shopper Program, on a short visual journey of the grocery process from start to finish.
Covid-19 Food Relief with CC
Community Connection has been a crucial lifeline for our mental health community during our public health emergency from providing food to daily tele-services.
California Nonprofit of the Year
We were so honored to be selected as the 2018 California Non-Profit of the Year by the Office of the Governor & California Volunteers.
Be the Legacy
Want to know what happens when hopeful people work together to transform a community for good? For over 50 years the Volunteer Center has been the home for those who want to take meaningful action.
Seniors Connect and Thrive
Want to know how our Program Helping Hands creates more connections, community safety, and independence for seniors? Check out this 1-min video and then show your support today.
Your Mental Health Connection
We believe every person has something meaningful to bring to our community. Join our team from Community Connection in creating more opportunities for mental health wellness, support and recovery.
Make Your Moments Matter
We believe in the potential of moments that change lives. Together, our actions make our community a happier and stronger place to be. Hear from volunteers as they share how they make life matter.
Human Race 2018
The 2018 Human Race brought out the star in all of us. Check out our 2018 infomercial and we hope to see you at the next Human Race. The race happens annually on the Saturday before Mother's Day.
Building New Bridges
Together we can build bridges to new connections that change lives. Want to hear our 5 year plan for tackling community needs and transforming our community through volunteerism?
What’s Your Cause?
We are part of a diverse community that is united by a common resolve to reach out and lend a helping hand. Thousands of volunteers step forward each day in service to our community for the causes they care about. What's your cause?
Be the Difference
Every day individuals in Santa Cruz County step up to share their time and talents in service to others. Volunteers are the unsung heroes of our community. How can you be the difference in Santa Cruz County?
What’s Your Story?
You name it and there is a volunteer out there doing it. Everyday thousands of volunteers are taking action in Santa Cruz County and we want to celebrate the variety of ways they choose to give their time. What's your story? Share it with us.