Mission Statement


Natural Bridges Established in 1987, the UCSC Student Volunteer Center (SVC) is a University-sponsored, student-run organization dedicated to enhancing student involvement in the Santa Cruz community by providing meaningful volunteer opportunities, while connecting local organizations with passionate and engaged students.

SVC hosts the following campus-wide and community events to promote volunteering:

  1. Volunteer Fair
  2. Meal Plan and Flexi Dollar Drive
  3. Giving Tree
  4. Alternative Spring Break
  5. Service Recognition Ceremony

SVC also offers resources for students interested in volunteering, including: mentoring services, Community Service Project grants (CSP), an online database of over 200 volunteer-based organizations, and an internship program for students who would like to develop their skills as community leaders. For students and organizations, SVC maintains listings of one-time volunteer events as well as on-going programs both on and off campus for opportunities in Santa Cruz and beyond.

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