Volunteer Center Latest Events and Training


se_certified_stamp-2014-2016Service Enterprise Training- We want your organization to have what it takes to be in the top 15% of all non-profits. Join us for free summer training, coaching, and certification as a Service Enterprise where you will be provided with the skills needed to transform your organization through the effective use of volunteers. Application Deadline July 2. Learn More

golf tournament- golf ball with heart on itGolf Tournament Benefit- Sept 18 - We invite you join us for a fabulous day of golf at Delaveaga Golf Course to honor the spirit of generosity of Karen Marcum. Karen was a champion for the non-profit community, a lover of golf, and one of the co-organizers of this tournament in previous years. In her honor we hope to make this our most successful year. All proceeds from this event will  support the work of the Volunteer Center. Learn More


Ongoing Opportunities and Campaigns:


Youthserve senior tech day

Senior Tech Days – 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



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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