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

Featured Volunteer Position: Gala Coordinator

This is a key role in our Gala!  Duties range from meetings to booking event performers.  

The Coordinator will work with the Executive Director and Galachair on planning and engage with volunteers through all phases of the event.

Commitment is 2 hours per week in March – May. Three hours per week in June – August and 5-15 hours per week in Sept. and Oct. leading up to event. Roughly 3 hours/week for a few weeks post Gala to support event wrap-up.  Click here for more details.



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:


Information Technology 

Administrative Support


and more!


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