Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

Students who are interested in receiving units for an internship or volunteer opportunity should review the individual study process.

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Warming Center Program is: A coldest/wettest nights’ homeless emergency shelter, open when weather forecasts drop below an activation threshold.  We also operate a Homeless Belongings Storage Program.

 You: We’re seeking someone who’ll work with the director prior to and during the cold-weather shelter season. The intern will help with outreach, temperature forecast, program activation and volunteer coordination as well as other supportive administrative duties.

 Skills sought:

- Social media basics

  Google Groups and other email, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc.

- Social media pluses (not required-

  Photoshop, Premier Pro 6, Wix (our website or Wordpress?)

- Community outreach

  Tabling, bulletin boards, attending community meetings, meeting presentations, street team work, etc.


The intern position will give students insight into local homelessness and direct solutions to needs. This program focuses directly on the experience of homelessness and develops and operates programs that meet needs effectively and at low cost.

Please contact Brent Adams to schedule an interview



  • Meals on Wheels for Santa Cruz County 

We are not currently coordinating internships with Meals on Wheels due to COVID-19. If you are interested in working with Meals on Wheels you may reach out to them on your own to see if they opportunities available:

Students who have an internship and they would like to get independent study units for, can review the sociology department's process here.

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