Volunteer Fair

Held annually each fall, the Volunteer Fair gives UCSC students the opportunity to get connected with Santa Cruz community volunteer organizations. Community organizations join SVC in the Quarry Plaza (outside the Bay Tree Bookstore) for an afternoon of networking and education on the issues in Santa Cruz. Organizations attend the event to table, promote their efforts, and find UCSC students eager to fill their volunteer needs. Check out the event for more information on SVC, other participating organizations, and specific volunteer opportunities, or to meet other students interested in volunteering.

If your organization would like to participate in the next Volunteer Fair, check back with SVC in the fall. Be sure to register your organization through our website and keep it updated with current contact information to receive a timely event invitation.




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The 11th Annual Volunteer Fair was held on Thursday, October 20th, 2011 from 1pm-4pm in the Quarry Plaza. Over 30 organizations participated in the event, setting up tables to reach out to UCSC students interested in volunteer, internship, and field study opportunities. The National Marrow Donor Program was also on site registering students during the fair, connecting thousands of patients with a donor who can give them a second chance at life. 

Participating organizations this year included:

  • Ag Against Hunger
  • Animal Friends Rescue Project
  • Barrios Unidos
  • Beach Flats Community Center
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County
  • Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz
  • College of Botanical Healing Arts
  • Community Connection Santa Cruz
  • Davenport Resource Center
  • Ecology Action
  • Familia Center
  • Friday Night Live
  • Friends Outside
  • Girls Moving Forward
  • Homeless Garden Project
  • Homeless Service Center
  • Jacob's Heart Children's Cancer Support Services
  • Jesus Mary and Joseph Home
  • KZSC
  • Mountain Community Resources
  • Oxfam UCSC Chapter
  • Santa Cruz AIDS Project
  • Santa Cruz City Schools - Migrant Education Program
  • Santa Cruz Community Credit 
  • Santa Cruz Volunteer Center
  • Santa Cruz Young Life
  • Save Our Shores
  • Save the Frogs
  • Seymore Marine Discovery Center
  • Shared Adventures
  • Site Stewardship Program
  • Student Environmental Center for Sustainable Living
  • The Sustainability Office
  • Surfrider Foundation Santa Cruz
  • UCSC Invisible Children
  • UCSC Sustainability Center
  • United Way Santa Cruz
  • Walnut Avenue Women's Center
  • Youth Serve 
  • YWCA Watsonville

If you would like more information about the National Marrow Registry or any other organizations that participated this year, contact us.

If you are a community organization that would like to attend or learn more about the fair, please contact us.