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The Human Race - Thank You!

What an incredible year for the Human Race! Thank you to all of the kind and generous community members who came together to support the 130 participating nonprofits, schools, and churches in this year's race. Thanks to you, we gave more, granted wishes, and made magic for our community in record numbers.

Awards Ceremony

Nonprofit representatives are invited to join us on Thursday June 15th, from 5pm-7pm at the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County for our 2017 Human Race Awards Ceremony. The Ceremony is a time to celebrate our achievements, announce overall prize winners and totals, share exciting news for 2018, and of course distribute checks to our hard working participating agencies. Click here to RSVP and learn more about the Awards Ceremony.

Stay In Touch

Just because the race is over doesn't mean the magic has to stop. In addition to the Human Race, the Volunteer Center is proud to host several other events, run a variety of year round programs, and partner with hundreds of other local organizations to to connect volunteers with a cause that matters to them. If you'd like to learn more about getting involved with a cause you care about, attend other fun nonprofit events, or learn about the services we offer, we'd love to talk to you. To get in touch with us, you may:

  • Contact us directly at (831) 427-5070, [email protected], or send us a message with our online contact form
  • Follow the Volunteer Center on Facebook and/or Twitter
  • Schedule a Match Appointment to meet 1 on 1 with a staff member who can help you find your perfect opportunity. Our staff is trained to help you find the nonprofit(s) that align with your passions, skills, and availability. Just describe what you're looking for, and we'll connect you with the best match!
  • Browse our website at your leisure to learn more about all of the Volunteer Center programs and events. 


If you have any questions regarding the Human Race or the Volunteer Center, please feel free to reach out to Human Race Coordinator, Spencer Takata, at [email protected] or (831) 427-5070 x113. 

Thank you again to all of our sponsors, donors, walkers, volunteers, and agency partners for coming together to make our community a happier, healthier, and more magical place to be.  

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