About Us

The Volunteer Center was founded in 1967 to address the pressing needs of our local community through volunteer service.

We  offer 18 programs that engage young people, families, seniors, working professionals, and people with disabilities in meaningful service.

Learn more about our programs.

We  have the capability of connecting people with volunteer  opportunities  on the web, by phone or at one of our Centers. We additionally, partner  with over 400  non-profits to find the perfect fit for your skills and  interest.

Visit our “Ways to Volunteer” Page

What inspires individuals in our community ?


Our Mission
Our mission is to transform our community and ourselves through volunteerism, empowering everyone to be the difference.

Our Locations

Santa Cruz Volunteer Center
1740 17th Ave
Santa Cruz CA 95062


Watsonville Volunteer Center
12 Carr Street
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 722-6708
fax: (831) 722-7025

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