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.
SUMMER OF SERVICE
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