Community Partners

Vaccine Volunteers

Recruit Volunteers Using our Resources

More than 1,500 unique visitors each month search our volunteer opportunity database looking for the perfect volunteer job.  Your agency can use our website to recruit ongoing volunteers, register and schedule event volunteers, or publicize volunteer trainings –all for free! Once registered, your opportunities are automatically linked to,, and –the largest volunteer databases in the United States. Need help getting started, call Christina Thurston  at 427-5070 or email

Why You Should List Your Volunteer Opportunity with Us

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Business Partners

The Volunteer Center is a trusted partner for businesses who want to make a difference through employee volunteering, special projects, and  high impact fundraising. We can help connect your employees and your business to volunteer projects that support your business and philanthropic goals.

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Recognize Your Volunteers and Partners With Us

Each year we host the Be the Difference Awards recognizing the individuals, groups and businesses who make a difference through volunteerism in Santa Cruz County. We invite you to nominate your volunteers, businesses or your organization to highlight and honor the incredible work you do in the community.

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Refer Your Senior Clients in Need of Grocery Service

We work with our trusted Senior Programs partners to identify vulnerable low-income seniors in need of grocery delivery service. We invite Senior Programs Coordinators, Caseworkers, Healthcare Providers, or Nonprofit Advocates  to complete our Client Request Form.  We will respond within one business day to your request.

Learn More and Request Services for Your Clients


Partner With Court Referral to Meet Your Volunteer Needs

Court Referral has been operating in Santa Cruz County for 30 years and is now part of the Volunteer Center Family. We've made changes to the program to make it easier for your agency to connect with volunteers. We now provide liability insurance for all Court Referrals and fees are waived for all low income residents, and juveniles. We will refer volunteers to you and your organization can screen and interview the volunteer as you would any other volunteer.

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