Volunteer

Connecting Volunteers ...What works for you?

We each have different needs when it comes to volunteering. We're here to help you  connect with the right organization and find the perfect fit for your time and interest. We can equip you with right tools to take action on the causes you care about.

Register with us, check out the range of options below or search for your next opportunity via our database.

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FIND YOUR NEXT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

   
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Give Back For the Holidays

It's that time of year when the spirit of generosity and giving have the opportunity to take center stage and many community members step out in search of ways to make their days more meaningful. Each year we post the Holiday Volunteer Guide to make the search for giving back a little easier. You register to volunteer directly online or can download the guide to contact the organizers of these opportunities.

View the Online Holiday Guide | Download the Guide

Give a Few Hours

Do you have a busy schedule but want to give a few hours each month? The Flex program provides volunteers with quick and easy access to high impact projects that can be completed in a few hours or a day. Want to get started right away?

View the One-Day Project List   |     Download list as a PDF

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Meet with a Match-Maker

Interested in volunteering but not sure how to get started? We can help! Our Volunteer Matching Program gives you the opportunity to have a one-on-one conversation with a volunteer matchmaker to help navigate the range of opportunities available. We offer  consultation via the phone or in-person to match your skills, time,  and interest  with the perfect volunteer fit for you. 

Learn More and Schedule an Appointment

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Complete Your Court Ordered Community Service

Were you referred by the Court to complete community service hours? We are here to help you complete your hours on time through the Court Community Service Program. Learn more about how to enroll, view or locations, and contact us.

Learn about our Court Community Service Program

Volunteer Project Calendar

If you want to volunteer for a one-day project or special event check out the opportunity calendar to see what's available and sign up. The calendar includes projects through the Volunteer Center and with nonprofits throughout Santa Cruz County.

View the calendar and sign up

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Get Involved as a Teen with YouthServe

Are you looking for youth-friendly volunteer opportunities? Want to connect with other young people engaged in service? Youth Serve provides year-round opportunities for young people who want to tackle the issues and causes they care about.

Learn about our YouthSERVE Program

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Get Involved as a Senior in Service

Over the age of 55 and interested in serving your community?  Check out the special perks available through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

Visit the RSVP program Page

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Americorps Community Partnership

Would you like to make an  impact through a year of intensive volunteer service? Join the Volunteer Infrastructure Program and serve as a volunteer coordinator. In exchange for your service receive a small stipend, education award upon completion, and the knowledge that you are making a difference in our community.

Visit the Americorps Partnership Page

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