At SCBC, we believe the Gospel is good news that transforms both human lives and the communities where we live and work. That’s why, in addition to our global missions work, we partner with several local non-profit organizations that are actively working to meet the needs of our community in Santa Cruz.

If you are interested in serving our community through local organizations, check out the service opportunities below or email us to find out how else we’re serving the local community.

Pregnancy Resource Center of Santa Cruz

The PRC is a local organization that provides women and teens who are facing unwanted or untimely pregnancies with quality medical assistance. Contact

Knit Wits

If you love to knit or would like to learn, join the Knit Wits on Wednesdays at noon in WC10. The Knit Wits are committed to making a tangible impact for Christ to those in need in our community by giving hats and scarves to men, women and children in transitional homes, nursing homes and shelters. For more info email Judi Williams.

New Life Community Services

New Life opened as an emergency shelter as well as a private addiction treatment program here in Santa Cruz. Contact

Serve the Bay

This is an annual event provided by churches in Santa Cruz County, where volunteers go out into the community and serve by clean-up projects, building projects, local school improvements, etc. Contact

Teen Challenge

Teen Challenge Men is a faith-based, non-profit, residential discipleship/recovery program for men with life-controlling problems. Contact

Freedom Women's Center

The Freedom Women’s Center is a faith-based, non-profit, residential discipleship/recovery program for women with life-controlling problems. Contact

Pajaro Rescue Mission

Provides emergency services that are available 365 days a year. They include bilingual daily Bible services, shelter, nourishing meals twice a day, showers and clean clothes. Contact

Cindy's Celebrations

Cindy’s Celebrations is dedicated to helping seniors live each day to the fullest by providing meals and daily outings. Contact

Project Homeless Connect

Project Homeless Connect is a community-wide event that provides tangible support and basic needs to the homeless and hurting of Santa Cruz County. Contact

To serve specifically on the food or photo teams: Contact

Food Service at River Street Shelter

Every other week, folks from SCBC serve food at the homeless shelter and show Jesus' love. We serve both breakfast (at 7am) and dinner (at 4pm). We would love to have you join us! For information and to serve, please fill out this form.

Angel Tree Ministries

Supports inmates’ families by helping them become reconciled to God and one another through support & transformative relationships with local churches. Connect

Kids Club

Kids Club is an after school program in elementary schools designed to teach positive life skills to children through games, music and Bible discussions. SCBC currently serves at Gault School. Connect

His To Offer (H20)

His 2 Offer works both locally and globally to provide food and support to the homeless hurting. Connect

Dress A Dude

We lovingly hand-make shorts for boys, infant through young adult, in need all over the world. Shorts are requested by (and delivered by) missionaries in the name of Jesus (Isaiah  58:7). Sewing kits are available in the lobby to take home and finish. We meet to work on shorts every Friday in a local home and every 3 months at SCBC. Sewers are welcome as well as non-sewers - we have lots to do!! Connect

For more information on getting involved with any of these service opportunities, fill out the form below:

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