SVC and Organizations
Our goal at the Student Volunteer Center is to connect students with volunteer opportunities on campus and in the Santa Cruz community. We believe volunteering enhances the learning experience, and allows students to become more thoughtful and engaged citizens who will work for social change.
To help students get involved, SVC publicizes local volunteer opportunities, maintains an online community organization database for students, and advises students searching for the perfect volunteer opportunity for their interests. SVC also sponsors campus events that promote volunteering and hosts student-run programs that coordinate volunteering activities for various causes.
How to Get Involved
We encourage students to independently search for volunteer-based organizations within our online database. Since students filter their search by personal interest, be sure to register will all appropriate categories selected. Clearly state your organization's mission, along with consistent volunteer needs, and requirements within the 'Duties' section.
Contact SVC with your one-time volunteer opportunities, including events in need of volunteer support, events for volunteering, or deadlines for program applications. Simply email us with event details and we will add the information to our online and in-office Volunteer Calendar of Events and e-newsletter that is sent to hundreds of students on an approximately bi-weekly basis.
Held annually each fall, our Volunteer Fair gives UCSC students the opportunity to connect with community organizations. Join us for an afternoon in Quarry Plaza to promote your service efforts and meet students eager to fulfill your volunteer needs.
Stay in touch with SVC to keep us updated on your organization's volunteer needs. Provide us with event or deadline details at least two weeks in advance, and we'll publicize your volunteer opportunities to UCSC students. Be sure to notify us of any changes in your registered information so students can independently contact you and SVC can effectively refer to your organization.
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