Volunteer at UCSC



Phone Number 

Admissions Outreach

Alumni volunteers attend high school and community college events as representatives of UCSC to share their experience as former students with prospective students.

831 459-4008


Volunteer opportunities include fundraising for scholarships and help plan events that bring community members to campus.

831 459-1325

Arboretum Associates

Volunteer opportunities include leading guided tours, helping in the library, serving on various committees, helping weekly with Collection Care and Weeding groups

831 427-2998

Career Advice Network

Volunteers provide career counseling and professional advice to students and alumni by telephone or as part of career fairs and conferences.

831 459-2368

Career Mentoring

Join the online network of mentors that help provide students with information regarding the business field you are in.

831 459-3966

Committee on Emeriti Relations 

Senate service is your opportunity to affect decisions that shape our campus and the larger UC system, such as research opportunities (Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorship), retirement and benefit packages, and retirement readiness (UCSC Pre-Retirement Planning Program).

831 459-2259

Emeriti Association

Emeriti group meetings monthly for lunch and discussion as well as sponsoring community-wide lectures.

831 427-0321

Friends of the Cowell Lime Works Historic District

Friends of this group have the opportunity to volunteer on exciting restoration projects or to be a docent for historic district tours.

831 459-1254

Friends of the Dickens Project

Volunteers can help with a myriad of events revolving around the Dickens Universe.

831 459-2804

Friends of the Farm & Garden

Volunteer opportunities include helping with community events, working at the Farm or Alan Chadwick Garden, taking part in our docent program, helping with the Harvest Festival and other activities.

831 459-3376

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the UCSC Library help to financially support the Library.

831 459-4211

Friends of the Long Marine Lab

Volunteer opportunities include being a docent, aquarist, fundraising, providing administrative support, gardening and school program volunteers.

831 459-3694

Legislative Advocacy Network

Working with UC governmental relations professionals and faculty and staff, the Office of Institutional Advocacy mobilizes advocates to support legislative activities in Sacramento.

831 459-3938

Opera Circle

The Opera Circle helps to raise awareness and enjoy the student opera program.

831 459-2804

Retirees Association

Retirees serve the University as advocates, ambassadors, and volunteers.

831 423-2422

Smith Renaissance Society

Volunteer as a mentor to local students and foster youth.

831 459-3480

Women's Club

Volunteer opportunities include serving on various committees, fundraising and more.

831 459-1792

For more information click here. Visit the UCSC Volunteer Page.


Volunteer in Santa Cruz Community


Phone Number


Año Nuevo

650 879-2032


Big Basin

831 338-8883


Big Brothers Big Sisters

831 464-8691


Davenport Resource Service Center

831 425-8115


Habitat for Humanity

831 469-4663


Henry Cowell 831 355-7707 parks.ca.gov

Homeless Services Center

831 458-6020


I-You Venture

831 459-8917

ext. 205


Japanese Cultural Fair 

 831 462-4589


Mercy Housing

831 421-9062


The Otter Project 

831 646-8837


Rancho Del Oso 831 427-2288 ranchodeloso.org/volunteer

Santa Cruz Shakespeare

831 460-6396


Sprout Up

408 202-7453


Survivors Healing Center

831 423-7601



831 334-2704


Walnut Avenue Women's Center

831 426-3062

ext. 211

Wilder Ranch State Park 831 426-0505 thatsmypark.org/wilderrachstatepark

Youth N.O.W. Student Center

831 254-4990