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Volunteer Initiative Program, Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz

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General Agency Information
Name:Volunteer Initiative Program, Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz
Alternate Name(s):VIP
Address:701 Ocean Street Room 30
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-454-2987
Fax Number:831-454-3463
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Description:Recruits and places volunteers in positions within County government. The program was started in response to two needs: The need to give people the opportunity to get job experience, training, and do meaningful work, and the need to relieve overburdened county employees and departments. Volunteers are placed in positions which maintain or expand existing levels of operations by augmenting paid staff. Volunteers may be: People re-entering the workforce, people changing careers, people entering the workforce for the first time, student interns, and retirees.

ELIGIBILITY: An initial interview with the Program Coordinator, as well as completion of the VIP Volunteer Application is required before placement. For some volunteer positions of a sensitive or confidential nature, fingerprinting is required (The County of Santa Cruz covers the cost of fingerprinting for all VIP Volunteers). Call for more information.
Languages other than English:None
Accommodations for Disabled:Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz

Tara  Ireland
Volunteer Initiative Program Coordinator

Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County
Subject Headings
 Job Training
Private Nonprofits
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Recruitment/Placement
Volunteer Service Programs
Volunteer Training
This record last modified August 12, 2015

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