Volunteer Center Latest Events and Training

fo_Sept14 gradClient  Achievement Ceremony  Mar 27 @ 6PM- Twin Lakes Church - Join our program Friends Outside at their 6th Client Recognition Ceremony. This event recognizes the dynamic changes that individuals are making towards a positive reentry to our community. All are welcomed to help us celebrate and show that the Santa Cruz community is supporting them as they make such a crucial journey. Learn More about Friends Outside



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




Human Race Walkathon and Fun Run May 9, 2015- Pow-ZAP- Kaboom- The capes are ready to fly for the 2015 Human Race. Our superhero- themed race will be one for the record books as we celebrate our 35th year hosting the Human Race in Santa Cruz County. There’s still plenty of time to create a team and raise money for your cause or join in the fun as a participant on the day of.  Learn More



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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