Volunteer Center Latest Events and Training

Youthserve senior tech day Senior Tech Days throughout Oct- YouthSERVE and our senior centers are back in action to help local seniors increase their skills with technology, social media, and digital devices. Seniors are invited to drop-in at monthly workshops in Santa Cruz or Watsonville to access new technology skills for connecting with family and friends. View Dates and Learn More


Volunteer-teenMake a Difference Day Oct 24-25-  We invite you to step up for your community. Each year millions of Americans unite in a common mission to do good for others on Make a Difference Day. Join the Volunteer Center, the United Way of Santa  Cruz County and fellow non-profits for two days of volunteer action. Volunteer with a group of coworkers or friends, or come on your own and lend a hand.  View the List of Projects


Be the Difference Awards Thursday October 21, 2010 Be the Difference Awards Gala- Oct 28-  Join us at the Hotel Paradox from 11:30-1PM as we celebrate this year’s collection of inspiring volunteers, groups and businesses who are making their moments matter through volunteerism. Learn More and RSVP


Ongoing Campaigns and  Opportunities:

karen_image_editThe  Karen Delaney Fund for Volunteer Mobilization- We were proud to celebrate Executive Director Karen Delaney at the 2013 Be the Difference Awards in honor of her 30th year with the Volunteer Center. Her passion for community development and the service movement are an inspiration to us all. In her honor we have developed the Karen Delaney Fund For Volunteer Mobilization to support her career long dedication to bringing more volunteers to the community table. Learn More



matter_to_communityMake Your Moments Matter Campaign- For the last two years we have stepped out to the community to ask what matters most to you.  Check out what your friends and neighbors had to say via our collection of stories and photos.   Learn More About the Campaign.



Friends Outside_parent holding child's handFriends Outside Volunteer Orientation- 1st Tuesday of Every Month @ 10AM- Join Friends Outside staff at the Volunteer Center to learn how you can help individuals and families in the transition from incarceration to back to the community. Friends Outside volunteers are making huge strides in reducing the recidivism rate and you can too.  Learn More- email


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