The Volunteer Center is dedicated to mobilizing  youth who want to engage  in their community through service. Our aim is to connect local youth who have a passion to help those in need with meaningful opportunities to do so.



Join fellow teens who want to  contribute their time and talent to make a positive difference in our community.


Join us for our 6-week summer intensive- jam packed with service learning , job training,  fun field trips and rewarding opportunities.


View our list of youth-friendly opportunities with other trusted community organizations



The Santa Cruz Volunteer Center values community service as an educational experience. We are firmly committed to providing evidence-based service learning opportunities to Santa Cruz youth and believe that the lessons learned while volunteering do not end with the day of service. We educate our youth volunteers about the social problems they are working to alleviate, invite them to experience those problems first-hand through direct service, and encourage them to reflect on the issues that create, influence and resolve these problems.

We hope you’ll contact us whether you have an hour to give or would like to dedicate a year to bettering your community. There’s work to do and we can’t do it without you!


Massiel De los Santos
YouthSERVE Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (831) 427-5066

One response to “Youth”

  1. Gabriel Smith

    I can volunteer for Sr. Tech Day on Saturday 9/21 from 12-3. I have previously registered
    and volunteered for this event. I will be bringing a SVHS Community Service Agreement to be put in my file with you until I have completed 60 hours of service per my requirement for high school graduation. I am currently in the 9th grade.

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