Volunteer Center Events and News
Trivia Challenge February 21, 2014. The fifth annual Trivia Challenge takes place at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium with Dale Julin from KSBW TV as our master of ceremonies. All proceeds benefit the Helping Hands Program. Test your trivia skills, form a team or come and enjoy live music, delicious small bites and desserts, and much more. Learn More.
February Heart Friendly Opportunities- This month we invite you to spread the love by supporting healthy hearts and minds. Many health and wellness organizations are in need of your support. Brighten the day of a child, help elderly seniors remain active, promote healthy lifestyles and more. View our List of Health and Wellness Opportunities
Volunteer Love Connection- Did you meet your spouse or significant other while volunteering? If so, you could win a FREE Valentine’s Day Dinner. Our colleagues at the Points of Light Foundation are sponsoring the Love an Service Valentine’s Day Facebook Contest. Share your Story for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate. Check out the Love and Service Contest
Ongoing Campaigns and Monthly Opportunities:
The Karen Delaney Fund for Volunteer Mobilization- We were proud to celebrate Executive Director Karen Delaney at the 2013 Be the Difference Awards. This year marks 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.
Make Your Moments Matter Campaign- This summer we are taking to the streets to find out what matters most to you. Join us at mobile volunteer stations throughout Santa Cruz County as we make it easier for you to share and connect with the causes you care about. View Locations or Learn More About the Campaign.
Friends 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. Upcoming orientations- July 2, Aug 6 Learn More- email Emily at: fovolunteer@scvolunteercenter.
VOICES from the Field – 2013 – You name it and there is a volunteer out there doing it… Join us in sharing the powerful stories of volunteers. Do you have a compelling story in mind? Let us know. We invite you to leave comments and suggest new volunteers. VIEW our Stories.
Want to connect with other opportunities to give a few hours….view our listing of