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UCSC: Empowering communities through partnership

Five UCSC undergraduates, one graduate student, and two faculty members working with The Blum Center on Poverty, Social Enterprise, and Participatory Governance spent their Saturday volunteering at the build site, highlighting one of the experiential learning opportunities UCSC students are gaining from a partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Originally Published May 17, 2023 By Haneen Zain This project was made possible ...
Youthserve Volunteers and staff help out at the Homeless Garden Project

10 Ways to Make a Difference During Global Volunteer Month

April is Global Volunteer Month, and the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County is leading the charge with volunteer opportunities taking place every day in April.  The U.S. Surgeon General's Office recently highlighted in an advisory the negative health impacts of loneliness, isolation, and social disconnection, referring to the situation as an epidemic in the ...

Join us for Mental Health Awareness Night at the SC Warriors!

Join the Volunteer Center Community Connections Program and our partners in raising awareness for Mental Health with the SC Warriors! February 23rd at 7 pm @ Kaiser Permanente Arena GET TICKETS The Santa Cruz Warriors are hosting its first-ever Mental Health Awareness Night on Friday, February 23rd at 7 pm @ Kaiser Permanente Arena as ...

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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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