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Spring Break & Summer Service Weeks

Come Join Us For a Week of Fun and Service.

We will be exploring the outdoors with local organizations such as:

  • CityServe
  • Watsonville Wetlands
  • Homeless Garden Project and MORE!

The YouthSERVE program offers local teens the opportunity to gain new skills, make friends, and connect with local nonprofits and civic leaders. Learn more about summer 2024 here


YouthSERVE at Homeless Garden Project

YouthSERVE Volunteer Calendar

Ready to jump in on a project? Check out our calendar of fun projects that are open to teen volunteers. Some of these projects are with YouthSERVE while others are with our community partners. Please note that some of the projects have age requirements (but all of them allow young people to attend with an adult).

Check out the Online Youth Friendly Volunteer Calendar


Beach Clean Up

Join us in the efforts to keep our local beaches clean by picking up trash and debris. Keeping trash off of our beaches helps keep toxic chemicals out of the ocean and provides a safer environment for wildlife. It’s also a great opportunity to spend some time outdoors with friends and family! Gloves and trash bags are provided.

YouthSERVE Beach Clean-ups will start again in April 2024

Email jshamoun@scvolunteercenter.org to be notified of upcoming clean-ups

post-flood beach clean up

Community Mural & Graffiti Paint Out

Help beautify our community with murals and graffiti removal. We remove graffiti from areas that are heavily tagged at the request of neighbors and Santa Cruz County Public Works. This is a group project that your family can join.

Additionally, we are planning to paint a mural this summer.

YS Maddy paint