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Upcoming Community Service Opportunities

January 2023

 

MLK Day of Service at the Homeless Garden Project (POSTPONED)

 

Join the Homeless Garden Project for a workday on the farm in honor of Martin Luther King Jr National Day of Service, Monday January 16th. We'll gather at 9:30 am and work till 2:00 pm. Get your hands into the dirt and help prepare for spring planting! We'll break to share lunch together; lunch will be provided. Thank you, Viva's Mexican Food, for donating food for this event. The speaking portion of the event will begin after lunch at 12:30. Please stay tuned for more information about the guest.
 
We have several different tasks available at the farm. As a small production farm, we adjust our farm tasks depending on what the weather allows us to work on, so please come prepared with the flexibility to work on different tasks!
 
The farm is located on Shaffer Road at Delaware Ave., on the west side of Santa Cruz, near Natural Bridges State Park and the Long Marine Lab.
 
For safety, everyone must come with closed-toe shoes, and we recommend that everyone wear a hat and layers and bring a water bottle.
 
*If it rains on the 16th, the event will be moved to January 21st.
 
Questions? Contact Volunteer Coordinator Omar Guzman at [email protected]

 

Second Harvest Food Bank

 

We offer an afternoon volunteer shift each Wednesday! We need Volunteers to help us sort and pack 2,400 bags and boxes of fresh produce and dry goods for our partner agencies and clients. 

The food you pack will be distributed to the 75,000 people we serve each month in our community. This is great for community service hours, or just come with your family and friends! Volunteers 13 and up are welcome, minors need a permission slip.

To see volunteer opportunities and register, please visit www.thefoodbank.org/volunteer

To sign up on line go to www.thefoodbank.org/volunteer.

Contact 831-232-8141 or [email protected] for more info or questions.

 

CitySERVE

 

What a difference 2 volunteer hours make.

 

2 little hours spent with other volunteers

 

brought the flowers and the bees.

 

What a difference 2 volunteer hours make.

 

IT'S TRUE: Your volunteer efforts will last like a good song.

 

So let's get together & have a fun time meeting & greeting other volunteer heroes.

 

WHEN: The third Saturday of every month from 9:00 am- 11:00 am

 

WHERE: On the river path above the Mike Fox Fruit Orchard next to Basketball court, close to Riverside Ave.bridge.

 

Limited parking available between Fruit Orchard & Basketball court @ San Lorenzo Blvd.

 

We invite you to join the Valley Women's Club Estuary Project to help restore the San Lorenzo River habitats in the Estuary Section. Your hands will assure that our river critters can flourish because your work will improve their food sources & shelter. Plus you will enjoy meeting other wonderful volunteers!

 

Families and children with supervision are welcome!

 

Questions about upcoming workdays? Please contact the volunteer lead, Jane Mio, at [email protected]. We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen, gloves, water, and sturdy shoes. Learn more about thewildlife that inhabits the estuary here!

 

 

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

 

Join us at Evergreen cemetery for a few hours of work maintaining and restoring this historical site.  We meet every Friday from 9:30 to 12:00.

There are projects for all abilities. 

We are an all-volunteer effort that has been steadily uncovering, restoring, improving, and adding to Evergreen Cemetery to make it a beautiful, safe and educational site. We aim to inspire our community to learn more about local history, appreciate the many cultures represented at Evergreen, and make use of the site. 

Wear clothes you can get dirty and bring a bottle of water. If you have work gloves please bring a pair (we have extras for people who need them).

February 2023

 

Santa Cruz Trail Stewardship presents the Teens of Trails Month of Service (Rescheduled from January)

 

PCS is excited to get second semester started by joining Santa Cruz Trail Stewardship for a month long celebration of community service. During February 2023, SCMTS is hosting a series of small and large volunteer events throughout Santa Cruz County designed to educate and inspire middle and high school students to steward local trails.

 

When are the events? (<https://act.santacruztrails.org/teens-on-trails>)

 

Saturday, 2/4/23, at Wilder Ranch State Park - Sign up here
Saturday, 2/11/23, at University Connector Trail - Sign up here
Saturday, 2/18/23, at Cotoni-Coast Dairies - Sign up here
Saturday, 2/25/23, at DeLaveaga Park - Sign up here

 

What happens at the events?

Students will learn about native species and ecological functions, get involved in trail maintenance activities, and connect 1:1 with our professional team to learn about career opportunities in the outdoors. Plus, they'll have fun and win some sweet prizes.

 

Trail maintenance includes invasive plant removal, sign installation, fence repair, trail restoration, drainage improvements, and much more.

 

Who can participate?

Youth (12-19), any ability/experience level. We specialize in providing safe, fun, and accessible experiences outdoors, and we look forward to meeting many new volunteers in 2023.

 

Use the QR code on the poster to sign up!