Business Partners

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

We offer dynamic opportunities to elevate 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 discovered, employee volunteer programs significantly enhance business performance by boosting employee morale, attracting top-tier talent, enhancing skill sets, and positioning your company as a community leader.


Explore Our Partnership Opportunities

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Connect People for Good Across Santa Cruz County

Sponsor Monthly Featured Volunteer Opportunities

Our monthly email newsletter highlights curated volunteer opportunities, from providing food to the disadvantaged to beach clean-ups. This newsletter, cross-posted on our "Volunteer Now" webpage and linked through our local media partners and social media, has nearly 12k subscribers with a 50% open rate. Sponsoring our ENews places your business at the forefront of community service.

  • Sponsor a theme for $2000
  • Reach 30k subscribers to our Volunteer E-News
  • Extend your impact through media and agency partnerships, reaching over 50k individuals in Santa Cruz County
Adopt a Family Santa Cruz County

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. Your business can play a pivotal role!

  • Sponsor one or multiple families in need during the holiday season.
  • Serve as a gift donation location, allowing the community to drop off gifts for kids and teens.
  • Engage in employee volunteerism and team building by signing up for a group volunteer shift at the Adopt-A-Family Warehouse.
  • Any level of support makes a difference! Let 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 the opportunity to showcase your commitment to our community at the premier volunteer recognition event in Santa Cruz County. Join us each year in May, with event promotion beginning in January. This gala event celebrates the top 50 individuals, groups, non-profits, and businesses that make Santa Cruz County a better place through volunteerism and is promoted county-wide through extensive media and promotional partnerships.

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!

Team Up With the Volunteer Center to Connect for Good!

Do you have specific philanthropic and community service goals? Would you like to develop a special project? We'll work with you to create a custom sponsor package and/or employee engagement program that meets your objectives.

Contact our Director of Community Engagement, Leslie Lee,at today!