Volunteer Groups

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF SANTA CRUZ

1500 41st Avenue, Suite 250, Capitola, CA 95010

(831) 464-8691

Adults volunteer to act as big brothers and sisters for area youth.

www.santacruzmentor.org

 

DOMINICAN HOSPITAL VOLUNTEER SERVICES

1555 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95065

(831) 462-7740

Volunteers serve in a wide variety of departments and roles.

www.dignityhealth.org

 

FOSTER GRANDPARENT / SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM

Seniors Council of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties

234 Santa Cruz Avenue, Aptos, CA 95003

1-800-945-0099 ext. 112 (831) 475-0816 ext.112

Pays non-taxable hourly stipends & travel reimbursement to low-income seniors for providing one-on-one assistance with children, youth or the frail elderly.
www.seniorscouncil.org

 

FRIENDS OF THE SANTA CRUZ PUBLIC LIBRARIES

224 Church Street,Santa Cruz, CA 95060

P.O. Box 8472, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-8472

(831) 427-7700 ext. 7615 Volunteer office

(831) 854-7560  Volunteer coordinator in Capitola

Many opportunities for volunteers within library programs and Friends events.

www.fscpl.org

 

GREY BEARS

(CALIFORNIA GREY BEARS)

2710 Chanticleer Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95065

(831) 479-1055

Many volunteer activities available in recycling and Brown

Bag programs, thrift shop and office.

www.greybears.org

 

GROCERY SHOPPER PROGRAM

Volunteer Center

1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 427-3435

If you are a low-income senior 60+, or an adult 55+ with a medical condition that makes you vulnerable to COVID-19, we can connect you with a volunteer grocery shopper. If we are not able to serve you with our program, we will refer you to another local service.

scvolunteercenter.org/programs/grocery-shopper-program/

 

HELPING HANDS SENIOR HOME REPAIR PROGRAM Volunteer Center

1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 427-5070

Volunteers provide minor home repair work to reduce safety and health risks for senior residents.
www.scvolunteercenter.org

 

I-YOU VENTURE

Family Service Agency of the Central Coast

104 Walnut Avenue #208, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 459-8917

Volunteers develop friendships with residents in nursing and residential care homes through visits and activities.
www.fsa-cc.org

 

PROJECT SCOUT

114 East 5th Street, Watsonville, CA 95076

(831) 724-2606

Varied positions to help program assisting seniors and low income people with tax preparation and problems with the IRS and Franchise Tax Board. A program of Seniors Council.

www.seniorscouncil.org

 

RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (R.S.V.P.) Volunteer Center

1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 427-5070

Helping Hands Senior Home Repair

File-of-Life – Medical information card

Volunteers aged 55 and older involved in various phases of community life.

www.scvolunteercenter.org

 

SENIOR OUTREACH PROGRAM

Family Service Agency of the Central Coast

104 Walnut Avenue #208, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 459-9351

Volunteers trained to do peer counseling with seniors.

www.fsa-cc.org

 

STAY CONNECTED

Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County

1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz CA 95062

(831) 427-5070 ext: 115

A phone based person-to-person program. We'll match you with a volunteer for regular calls that provide you with connections to community resources and social opportunities.

scvolunteercenter.org/programs/stay-connected

 

SUICIDE PREVENTION SERVICE

Family Service Agency of the Central Coast

PO Box 1222, Santa Cruz, CA 95061

(831) 459-9373 Administrative office

Volunteers trained for telephone crisis line and outreach.

www.fsa-cc.org

 

VILLAGE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 824-2404

Neighbors of all ages helping each other to promote elders living in their own homes.
www.villagesantacruz.org

 

VOLUNTEER CENTER OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 427-5070

349 Main Street, Suite 208, Watsonville, CA 95076

(831) 722-6708

San Lorenzo Valley & Scotts Valley

(831) 427-5070

Volunteers of all ages involved in various phases of community life. Also see separate entries in this directory for:

Helping Hands
Senior Home Repair Program ................(831) 427-5070

Retired Senior
Volunteer Program (RSVP) ......................(831) 427-5070

Stay Connected..........................................(831) 427-5070

Volunteer Center
Transportation .............. (831) 427-3435, (831) 722-6708

www.scvolunteercenter.org