Business Partners

The Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County is your partner for good. 

We provide opportunities to prominently position your business as a leader in community service through employee volunteerism, community engagement, and high-impact fundraising.

As over half of Fortune 500 companies have found, employee volunteer programs dramatically bolster business performance by boosting employee morale, attracting top-tier talent, enhancing skill sets, and elevating your company as a force for good in our community.

Learn more about our current partnership opportunities below, then contact Leslie Lee, Director of Community Engagement at to get started! 

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Connect People for Good Across Santa Cruz County

Sponsor Monthly Featured Volunteer Opportunities

From providing food to the disadvantaged to beach clean-ups, our monthly email newsletter offers a curated volunteer opportunities that are cross-posted on our primary "Volunteer Now" webpage and linked through our local media partners as well as social media. With nearly 12k subscribers and a 50% open rate - the ENews sponsorship places your business front and center as a force for good in our community.

    • Sponsor a theme for $2000
    • Emails sent to 12k subscribers, 50% open rate
    • Extend your reach through our media and agency partnerships reaching over 30K individuals in Santa Cruz County
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Give the Gift of Holiday Magic to Local Families

Support the Adopt-a-Family Project

Each year the Volunteer Center's Adopt-a-Family Project provides gifts, meals, and household essentials to over  400+ families struggling to make ends meet.

In  2023, we plant to help more families than ever as many are still reeling from the impact of the devastating floods earlier this year.

Your business can help!
Whether you wish to establish a direct service opportunity or join forces with a pre-existing event in the community, we can work with you to accomplish your philanthropic goals.

  • Sponsor a family or many families in need during the holiday season.
  • Be a Business Star - Serve as a gift collection location for the community to bring their gifts for kids and teens.
  • Sign up for a group volunteer shift at the Adopt A Family Warehouse as a joyful way to engage in employee volunteerism and team building
  • Any level of support makes a difference! Let's us know what works for you.
Be the Difference Awards

Elevate Your Business With Community Recognition

As a Be the Difference Awards Sponsor

As a sponsor of the annual Be the Difference Awards, you'll have an the opportunity to showcase your commitment to our community at the premiere volunteer recognition event in Santa Cruz County.

Plan now to join us next year at the awards in May 2024 - event promotion begins in January.

This annual gala event celebrates the top 50 individuals, groups, non-profits, and businesses that make Santa Cruz County a better place to live through volunteerism.

Download the Sponsorship Information Sheet for more information.

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Collaborate With Us on Special Projects

Team Up With the Volunteer Center to Connect for Good!

Would you like to develop a special project?
Do you have specific philanthropic and community service goals?

We'll work with you to create a custom sponsor package and/or employee engagement program that meets your goals. Contact our Director of Community Engagement, Leslie Lee, via email to today!