Agency Partners

Would you like to have an Americorps VIP serve at your organization? The Volunteer Center has partnered with CalSERVES for the last six years to train and place Americorps members to serve for 11 months as Volunteer Coordinators at fellow nonprofits in Santa Cruz County. We annually recruit new agencies to participate in the Volunteer Infrastructure Program (VIP) starting in May and introduce a new group of fellows into the community in September.



How Will Your Organization Benefit?

  • Increased volunteer recruitment and retention
  • Better assessments of the organization's volunteer needs and capabilities
  • Sustainable volunteer-run programs and events
  • Increased community visibility

Agency Requirements and Responsibilities 

We ask that organizations carefully consider their capacity for incorporating Americorps members into their organization as a Volunteer Coordinator. Member assignments will be based on an organization's ability to support its Americorps member professionally and financially. Agency Partners are required to pay $16,000 for the grant match and have the resources available to provide workspace and supervision for the member.


Apply as an Agency Partner

If you feel this program is the right fit for your organization then we invite you to request an application. Organizations will be asked to send one representative to attend a supervisor training event in June.  Date and location TBA.

Contact Christina at or call (831) 427-5070x117

Request an Application or More information

Hannah Levy and Denise Gonsalvez both served as Amercorps members at the Walnut Avenue Family & Women's Center.