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.

VIEW SPECIAL COVID RESPONSE INFO BELOW.

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FIND YOUR NEXT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

   
Local Americoprs Members Ria and Lindsey shop for families in need during the holidays in Dec. 2016.

2020 Holiday Volunteer Guide

Are you looking for meaningful ways to give back this holiday season? We've got you covered with the 2020 Holiday Guide to Volunteering. Our comprehensive guide will provide you with a multitude of ways to share the spirit of the season by volunteering between now and New Year's, including Thanksgiving. The guide will be regularly updated throughout the holiday season so check back for new opportunities.

View the Online Holiday Guide 

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COVID-19 Emergency Response Volunteers

We have developed a list of emergency response volunteer opportunities that can be safely completed with our community partners. We will continue to update this list as new needs arise. Relief efforts will take a long time - this is a marathon, not a sprint! Please take a moment to register if you are interested in helping and we will follow up or refer your name as needs are identified.  If you have not previously registered as a volunteer through our online portal please do so and select COVID Response on the form. Once you've registered you can check out the list of current opportunities.

Register as a COVID 19 Response Volunteer  | View the Online COVID19 Project List   |  Download Our COVID 19 Volunteer Guide

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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  

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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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