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AmeriCorps VIP Program

We invite you to make a difference for families and children in Santa Cruz County who face economic hardship by serving with the Americorps Volunteer Infrastructure Project. We train and place AmeriCorps members to increase the number of volunteers providing crucial families services at local non-profits.

AmeriCorps Members are placed for a one-year term and  serve as part of a community team, working to coordinate programs and support volunteers.

Important Advocacy- Your Help is Needed

On February 12, 2018, the White House released their FY19 budget which calls for the elimination for the Corporation for National and Community Service, AmeriCorps, and Senior Corps. The budget proposal is just a starting point, a recommendation on how to prioritize federal spending. It is ultimately up to Congress to determine which federal programs are funded and at what levels. We must make sure Congress protects funding for AmeriCorps and Senior Corps.

View Tools for Action And Reach Out To Officials


Apply to Serve

Do you believe that volunteers are crucial for community change? Then apply to serve with our Americorps program.  Our VIP fellows serve as Volunteer Coordinators at partnering non-profits in Santa Cruz County. They complete a 1700 hr service term starting in September OR a 900 hr service term starting in February. Our recruitment process annually kicks off in June and continues through February.

View the Job Description and Complete an Application.


Become an Agency Partner

Would you like to  improve your  organization's ability to welcome and retain volunteers? Then partner with us and apply for an Americorps Member to serve as a Volunteer Coordinator at your organization.

Participating organizations have identified  benefits including increased volunteer retention, higher productivity and more visibility for your organization.

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Meet our Members

This year thirteen new members joined our team for a year of service. Learn about their background and what motivated them to give their time to Americorps in Santa Cruz County. 

View our Member Profiles


Members and Supervisor Corner

We are here to provide both our members and their supervisors with the resources they need for a  successful partnership. Grab training resources, member handbooks, paperwork etc here.

View the Resources Page

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