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Feb 7 2024

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 ...

Feb 4 2024

Who Inspires You? Call for Nominations

Nominate your Volunteer Hero to receive a Be the Difference Award! Do you know an individual, business, nonprofit, or community group who makes their moments matter through volunteerism?  Nominate them for a Be the Difference Award! The Annual Be the Difference Awards, hosted by the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County and sponsored by Santa Cruz Community ...

Jan 10 2024

Vote for Volunteers!

We’re participating in the Target Circle program! Vote for the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County and help direct Target’s giving to support volunteers in our community. If you shop at Target and are a member of Target's loyalty program, you automatically earn "votes" for local nonprofits every time you shop. These votes are turned into ...

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Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Kaitlin

Kaitlin Fasse arrived at  Volunteer Center office last fall seeking a volunteer position, or as it turned out, several volunteer positions. After six years in an uninspiring office job, Kaitlin was longing to dive into work that excited her on a soul level. For Kaitlin, that work was educating and mentoring youth, even if it … Read more

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