Volunteer at The Diversity Center!


Been thinking maybe it’s your turn? Or maybe it’s your turn again ?  

Non-profits are like mini democracies: they need willing people to rotate in and out of jobs. 

You can become one of the many hands needed to execute the vision Diversity Center leadership lays out each year for the Santa Cruz LGBTQ+ community.


Is it time ?

We’ll tailor your volunteer experience to meet your interests, your availability and your needs as much as possible. 

Would you like to give a few hours each week to be the smiling face of The Diversity Center - welcoming and supporting community members who drop in? (a simple but hugely important job!) Or maybe work hard with a team of folks over four fun months to help us create our huge annual Gala Celebration (and biggest fundraiser)? More on the shy side? There are plenty of possibilities behind the scenes that will have a huge impact on our work.

The pay-offs: We will train you and encourage you. You’ll meet great folks who are also eager to make a change in the local landscape. And you’ll get the satisfaction of knowing you helped make life better for LGBTQ+ individuals all over Santa Cruz County.

Contact us below and let's see how we can tailor your volunteer experience to meet your interests, your availability and your needs as much as possible.

Volunteer Opportunities

At the Diversity Center, we have many opportunities for you to volunteer your time. As an incoming volunteer, we will listen to your interests, your experience, and will work to provide you with a volunteer position that fits. If you want to know where to start volunteering, we are always looking for volunteers to fill the following positions: Host, Information Technology, Administrative Support, Annual Gala, and more!

Gala Silent Auction Chair Person

The Silent Auction Chair Person is responsible for working closely with the Development Director of The Diversity Center, the silent auction team, The Diversity Center Board and the wider community to identify and produce donations for the Silent Auction for The Diversity Center’s annual gala. The Chair Person also coordinates the actual event on October 12, 2019. The Silent Auction Chair Person will be responsible for helping to manage a team to obtain approximately 60 items for the Gala auction, for the Gala raffle and for our holiday party. Click here for more information.



Our biggest and boldest fundraiser of the year! Sign Up Here to Volunteer at the Gala.

Organized booklover needed! We have a small free library with a variety of LGBTQ+ related books. Librarian duties include physical organization of materials, digital organization of materials through our online database, tracking circulation, and managing donations. This is an opportunity to gain library experience, volunteer hours, and connect with your local queer community. Click here for more information.


For a full list of volunteer, Internship, and staff positions, click here.




For more information, please call (831) 425-5422, or email volunteers@diversitycenter.org