Volunteer with YouthSERVE

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Do you want to make a difference in our community? YouthServe is dedicated to connecting youth, ages 11-17, with rewarding volunteer projects across the Santa Cruz County. Our aim is to connect local youth who have a passion to help those in need with meaningful opportunities to do so.

Contact us via email at ys@scvolunteeercenter.org or call Clarissa at (831) 427-5070 extension 313

Join YouthServe

Whether you have an hour to give or would like to dedicate a year to bettering your community. There’s work to do and we can’t do it without you!

Make new friends and join fellow teens who want to contribute their time and talent to affect local change.

Learn How You Can Join Us



Check out our Projects

Volunteering gives you the opportunity to affect positive change while developing skills to find a job, get into college, complete your school service requirements, and make a difference in the lives of others.

Together we take actions that address real community needs. We tackle issues like literacy, animal welfare, and access to technology.

View our Projects

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Volunteer as an Adult Leader

Do you believe that teens can be a powerful force for change? Do you think that the positive actions of teens matter?  We are always looking for dedicated adults who want to empower youth.  Join us and help lead volunteer YouthServe projects. 

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Summer Institute

Join us for our 6-week summer intensive- jam packed with service learning , job training,  fun field trips and rewarding opportunities.

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