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Be the Difference Awards Celebrates the Spirit of Volunteerism

The Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County proudly hosted the annual “Be the Difference” Awards, a tradition that not only honors but truly celebrates the profound impact of volunteerism in our community. This year, nearly 400 local civic and community leaders gathering to pay tribute to the remarkable efforts of our fellow citizens. Among the ...
Group photo of 16 diverse volunteers and staff members of the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County, standing outside their building. They are smiling and posing together on a sunny day, with one person holding a clear trophy, celebrating their community service achievements.

High Fives for Volunteerism!

Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County Receives Prestigious Community Service Award https://youtu.be/z7GoxF-vr6Y?si=GaF-_VY14KYPPpat The Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County is honored to announce that it has been awarded the High Five Community Service Excellence Award. This prestigious recognition is presented by FOX 35 and Monterey Credit Union to commend organizations and individuals who demonstrate an ...

Meet the Stars of Volunteer Service

Introducing the 2024 Be the Difference Honorees! Tickets Now Open for the Heartwarming Community Event at The Boardwalk’s Cocoanut Grove In an inspiring celebration of service and community spirit, the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County is set to host the 2024 Be the Difference Awards on Wednesday, May 8, from 11:30 am - 1:30 ...

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Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Dale Bieser: Volunteer Docent Extraordinaire!

2023 Recipient of the Be the Difference Award for Building a Green & Sustainable Community.

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Aisha Charves Takes Charge

Feeling a call to action, Volunteer Center staffer Aisha Charves responded.  Aisha used her community organizing skills to initiate clean-up in flood-damaged Paradise Park.

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Volunteering – A Community Effort!

“It has been a privilege to serve and bless a family in our community, and in some ways, it has unified the park.”

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