Off Campus Opportunities
Want more contact with The Real World? Come on down to the Women's Center, where your ideas and energy are always welcome -- or volunteer (often for credit!) at one of the community agencies listed below.
Presenting . . . volunteer/internship opportunities line-up!
Big Brothers, Big SistersNeeds volunteers to be mentors and friends to children aged 7-14, tutor middle-school students in after-school programs, provide administrative support, and staff fundraising events. Call 464-8691.
Child Quest InternationalNeeds Child Safety Trainers to teach workshops on child assertiveness and safety in elementary schools in Santa Clara County and San Jose. Contact Lindsey or Marcia, 408/287-4673.
Environmental CouncilNeeds interns for newsletter, web site, program development, and community outreach. Credit possible. Contact Cyndi, 662-2755 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Familia CenterNeeds tutors to help kids with homework (Monday through Thursday, 3-5pm) and to provide after-school activities for bilingual girls and boys (Mondays - Fridays, 3:00-5:30pm). Contact Yolanda Goda, 423-5747.
Family Health Education CenterNeeds volunteers and interns for grant writing, childcare, office work, public relations and parenting/childbirth classes. Spanish proficiency a plus. Contact Sara Wood Smith, 457-0334.
Kidpower, Teenpower, FullpowerA violence prevention and self esteem-building organization for people of all ages, needs help with community outreach. Contact Irene van der Zande, 426-4407 or email@example.com.
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte in Santa Cruz and Watsonville
Needs volunteers to work as Education Assistants, Community Educators, Public Affairs Advocates, Fund raisers, Administrative Assistants, and Clinic Assistants. Contact Carol McPherson, 425-1551, ext. 42.
Santa Cruz AIDS Project (SCAP)Needs volunteers for office work, support duties for clients and families, education and prevention, and fundraising. For volunteer application, call SCAP at 427-3900.
Survivors Healing CenterNeeds volunteers to participate in non-profit management, program development, event organization, publicity and outreach, grant writing, research, developing written materials, volunteer management, and client services. Credit available. Contact Beth Love, 423-7601.
Triangle SpeakersAn organization working to eliminate homophobia, needs help organizing a volunteer program to recruit, train and place volunteers. Credit possible. Contact 425-3227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walnut Avenue Women's CenterNeeds volunteers for daycare, programs on domestic violence, violence prevention, parenting, community education, and general office work. Contact Karin, 426-3062.
Welfare & Low Income Support Network
Needs help with office work, community outreach, and project coordination. Contact Elaine, 458-9070.
WomenCARE (Women's Cancer Advocacy Resources & Education)Needs volunteers for special events. Contact Connie, 457-2273.
Women's Crisis Support/ Defensa de Mujeres
Needs counselors for their 24-hour bilingual hotline for women facing domestic violence, sexual assault, and chemical dependency. Volunteers also needed for office work, legal work, education and outreach, and shelter assistance. State Certified Counselor Training Programs offered twice a year. Contact Nicole 763-1683.
Women's International League for Peace & FreedomNeeds help with their newsletter, fundraising, member recruitment, and special projects. Credit possible. Contact Sandy Silver, 458-1200.
Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (UCSC Chapter)Needs help with fundraising, member recruitment, and special projects. Contact Angela (email@example.com) or Lisa (firstname.lastname@example.org).
United Nations Association Center/UNICEFStore needs interns for community events and to staff gift store on Pacific Avenue. Credit possible. Contact Joan Anderson, 688-6629.
On Campus Resources For Volunteer OpportunitiesThe UCSC Career Center, in Bay Tree Bookstore Building, and the Student Volunteer Connection, at the Student Center, also have great volunteer/internship listings --check'em out!