Your Volunteer Connection... 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.
VIEW SPECIAL COVID RESPONSE INFO BELOW.
FIND YOUR NEXT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Covid-19 Safety & Volunteerism
Over the past 10 months we have worked closely with our community partners to develop and maintain safe ways for our community members to contribute. While we continue to encourage social distancing, we invite you to view our list of volunteer from home opportunities where you can contribute from the safety of your living room and for those who will be engaged in-person volunteerism we invite you to view our COVID 19 Volunteer Guide for best practices and safety recommendations.
Download Our COVID 19 Volunteer Safety Guide
Immediate Need- Volunteer at Vaccination Clinics
We are working with County Health to provide volunteer support at the Mass Vaccination Clinics in Watsonville. Volunteers are needed for basic tasks such as check-in, moving supplies, and paperwork. Sign up via the link below. Volunteers with a medical background that would like to support community medical centers or the COVID-19 vaccination program must register as a Disaster Healthcare Volunteer with the Medical Reserve Corps and complete an online training.
Support Volunteers Register Here | Medical Professional Register HERE
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.