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


HR_sesnon-houseHuman Race Awards Celebration- Tues June 23 5:30-7PM- Join us for refreshments at the Cabrillo College Sesnon House as we distribute checks to participating teams, award prizes, and share race day highlights. Due to limited space we ask for 2 representatives per team. RSVP Now



grp-artistArtistic Renewal Canvas Painting Party- Thurs June 25 4:30-6:30PM- We are looking for six aspiring young artists (25 or younger)  to lend their talent and help us build awareness of our newest program. Artists will paint small art canvases to be displayed at area businesses. The pieces will serve to highlight the Artistic Renewal Program, a project of the Graffiti Removal Program designed to give young people a productive outlet for creating legal public art. Learn More or RSVP to Magi Ruiz.


graffiti teen group Graffiti Removal Community Paint-out- Sat June 27th 10AM-12PM - Take two hours to give your time and help stem the tide of graffiti in our community. This month we will be removing trash and graffiti under Graham Hill Road near  the Covered Bridge Park in Felton.  Learn More and Sign Up
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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