Volunteer Center Events and News
Drawing Us Together Art Reception Dec 6 from 5-8PM -All are invited to our opening reception as Friends Outside hosts a client art show at the County Government building (701 Ocean Street). View art displays created by current and former incarcerated, meet the artists, talk with experts in the field of social justice, and learn about fellow social change programs dedicated to breaking the cycle of incarceration. The art will remain on display throughout the month of December. Learn More
Adopt a Family 2013- Nov 4-Dec 16- As the days grow colder and shorter, many of us warm our thoughts with the joy of family and the Holiday Season. Unfortunately, for those families in our community struggling to make ends meet, this can be a very worrisome time. You can “Be the Difference” this winter by adopting a family in need. Learn More
Senior Tech Days in Nov/Dec - Youthserve has joined forces with local senior centers to help seniors increase their skills with technology, social media, and their personal devices. Seniors are invited to drop in for free monthly workshops at the Louden Nelson Senior Center and Watsonville Community Hospital. View Schedule and Learn More
Holiday Volunteer 2013 – Are you looking for meaningful ways to give back this Holiday Season? We’ve got you covered with the 2013 Holiday Volunteering Guide. Our comprehensive online guide offers a multitude of ways you can share in the spirit of giving by volunteering between now and New Year’s. Check back regularly as it will be updated throughout the season. View the Holiday Guide
Literacy Tutor Orientations- Join the Literacy Program for a free one-hour orientation to learn more about becoming a tutor to a motivated adult learner. No teaching or foreign language skills necessary, just a desire to be of service. Orientations are available throughout Dec and early Jan. View Schedule and Learn More
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
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