Take Action for Earth Day

Earth Day 2022 is this Friday, April 22nd! Join the world’s largest environmental movement by taking action on Friday or any other day because every day is Earth Day! We have put together a guide of all the best environmentally focused volunteer opportunities and you can choose to volunteer at a one-day event or sign up for an ongoing opportunity. We have opportunities for every age and every ability. From the official Earth Day event on Saturday, April 23rd at San Lorenzo Park to ongoing habitat restoration with the Estuary Project, beach cleans ups, gardening for teens and thrift store sorting, we have something for everyone. Need volunteers for your cause? Email connect@scvolunteercenter.org or visit our website here for help mobilizing volunteers.


One Day Events:

Habitat Restoration on EARTH DAY Friday, April 22nd with the Estuary Project

Volunteer at the Earth Day Event at San Lorenzo Park on Saturday, April 23rd

Volunteer at the Watsonville Wetlands on Saturday, April 23rd or any 4th Saturday of the month

Graffiti Paint Out for TEENS on Saturday, April 30th

Ongoing Projects and Needs:

“Saturdays in the Soil” with the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Habitat Restoration with the Estuary Project

Volunteer with Grey Bears

Volunteer with Watsonville Wetlands Watch

Zero Waste Community Outreach Volunteers Needed

Schedule a Beach Clean Up at Main Beach Santa Cruz with your Friends or Group

Too Busy Until Summer? Volunteer with us All Summer Long at Gault Elementary School's Life Lab Garden

Volunteers will be taking care of the Life Lab garden at Gault Elementary School while students are away for Summer break! There are so many benefits to gardening including increased exposure to vitamin D and decreased dementia risk. Gardening is also considered a mood-boosting activity that helps combat the feeling of loneliness. We will be meeting twice a week from 10am-12pm starting June 1st. Our hope is that by the time the children come back from summer break the garden will be flourishing with bountiful fruits and vegetables thanks to our volunteers. We will be maintaining the garden by weeding, watering, and planting new fruits, veggies, and native plants! The garden teacher even has a few special projects for us. No gardening experience is necessary, our volunteer leads are happy to help! By the time you leave the garden you will feel enriched and relaxed. Plus, you will be a gardening expert!