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.

A Big Win for Volunteers!

The Volunteer Center receives the High Five Community Service Excellence Award from FOX 35 and Monterey Credit Union!

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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