Volunteer Organizations

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF SANTA CRUZ
1500 41st Avenue, Suite 250
Capitola 95062
464-8691
Adults volunteer to act as big brothers and sisters for area youth.

DOMINICAN HOSPITAL VOLUNTEER SERVICES
1555 Soquel Drive
Santa Cruz 95065
462-7740
www.dominicanhospital.org
Volunteers serve in a wide variety of departments and roles.

FOSTER GRANDPARENT/SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM
Seniors Council of Santa Cruz and San Benito County

234 Santa Cruz Avenue
Aptos 95003
475-0816 ext. 112
1-800-945-0099 ext. 112
seniorscouncil.org/foster_program.html
Pays non-taxable hourly stipends & travel reimbursement to low-income seniors for providing one-on-one assistance with children, youth or the frail elderly.

FRIENDS OF THE SANTA CRUZ PUBLIC LIBRARIES
224 Church Street
Santa Cruz 5060
PO Box 8472
Santa Cruz 95061-8472
621-0800 (Friends events)
621-0800 (Volunteer Coordinator)
www.fscpl.org
Many opportunities for volunteers within library programs and friends events.
 

GREY BEARS (CALIFORNIA GREY BEARS)
2710 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz 95065
479-1055
Many volunteer activities available in recycling and Brown Bag programs, thrift shop and office.

HELPING HANDS SENIOR HOME REPAIR PROGRAM
Volunteer Center
1740 17th Ave
Santa Cruz 95062
427-5070
www.scvolunteercenter.org
Volunteers provide minor home repair work to reduce safety and health risks for senior residents.

I-YOU VENTURE
Family Service Agency of the Central Coast
104 Walnut Avenue #208
Santa Cruz 95060
459-8917
www.fsa-cc.org
Volunteers develop friendships with residents in nursing and residential care homes through visits and activities.

RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (R.S.V.P.)
Volunteer Center
1740 17th Avenue
Santa Cruz 95062
427-5070
www.scvolunteer.org
Helping Hands
File-of-Life–medical information card
Volunteers aged 55 and older involved in various phases of community life.
 

SENIOR OUTREACH PROGRAM
Family Service Agency of the Central Coast
104 Walnut Avenue #208
Santa Cruz 95060
459-9351
www.fsa-cc.org
Volunteers trained to do peer counseling with seniors.

SUICIDE PREVENTION SERVICE
Family Service Agency of the Central Coast
PO Box 1222
Santa Cruz   95061
459-9373-Administrative Office
www.fsa-cc.org
Volunteers trained for telephone crisis line and outreach.
 
VOLUNTEER CENTER OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
1740 17th Avenue
Santa Cruz 95062
427-5070
349 Main Street, Suite 208
Watsonville 95076
722-6708
San Lorenzo Valley & Scotts Valley
427-5070
www.scvolunteercenter.org
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 427-5070
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) 427-5070
Volunteer Center Transportation 427-3435, 722-6708