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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.

There's still time to give

Couldn't make it to the race? Still want to help? Good news, you can! We are accepting offline donations until 4pm on May 31st. Cash or check donations may be turned in at:

  • Santa Cruz Office-  Accepting donations Monday-Friday 9am-4pm at 1740 17th Ave.
  • Watsonville Office-  Accepting donations Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-2pm, 349 Main St, Ste #208.

*Please make checks out to "The Human Race" or "The Volunteer Center - HR". We will make sure your organization of choice receives your donation using their unique agency number.

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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