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Volunteer Initiative Program, Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz

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General Agency Information
Name: Volunteer Initiative Program, Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz
Alternate Name(s): VIP
Address: 701 Ocean Street Room 30
Santa Cruz,  CA  95060
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Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-454-2987
Fax: 831-454-3463
Description: The Volunteer Initiative Program matches interested community members with volunteer opportunities throughout Santa Cruz County Government. VIP was started in 1984 as a partnership between the County of Santa Cruz and the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County, and is fully funded by the Board of Supervisors.

We work with all County departments including the District Attorney’s Office, the Health Services Agency, the Human Resources Agency, Law Library, Parks and Recreation, Personnel, Probation, and the Sheriff’s Department.

ELIGIBILITY: An initial interview with the Program Coordinator, as well as completion of the VIP Volunteer Application is required before placement. For some volunteer positions of a sensitive or confidential nature, fingerprinting is required (The County of Santa Cruz covers the cost of fingerprinting for all VIP Volunteers). Call for more information.
Mission: We are a collective of dreamers, idealists, problem-solvers, and trailblazers for good who believe we each have the power to make our moments meaningful. Our mission is to transform our community and ourselves through volunteerism, empowering everyone to be the difference.
Languages other than English: None
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation: Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility: See Description Notes
Fees: None
Areas Served: Santa Cruz County
Physical Location: Santa Cruz
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Job Training
Private Nonprofits
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Recruitment/Placement
Volunteer Service Programs
Volunteer Training
This agency was last updated on July 11, 2018.