About 15 volunteers helped out for two days to paint the compass rose at the Hollister Municipal Airport. Photo by John Chadwell.


Compass rose at the Hollister airport gets a needed paint job

It was last painted 11 years ago.

Red Cross volunteer Robyn Cohen at St. Francis Retreat. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Police / Fire

Red Cross volunteers have short stay at St. Francis Retreat

Members deployed to provide shelter, food and medical services to those affected by regional wildfires.

Students from San Benito High School such as (starting far left) Maya Villegas, Johana Manzo, Alissa Tortorelli, and Emliano Gallegos Ramirez volunteered at Saturday's event. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Children and Youth

Small Steps volunteers make a large difference

For 21 years and counting, the group has been giving new warm clothing to local children in need.

Photo of Michele Averill, left, CEO of the Central CoastPhoto of Michele Averill, left, CEO of the Central Coast Chapter, and Janet Packer, recipient of the Clara Barton Award. Photo by Jim Hobbs Chapter, and Janet Packer, recipient of the Clara Barton Award.


Red Cross celebrates volunteers in San Benito, Monterey, and Santa Cruz Counties

The American Red Cross of the Central Coast honored 15 individual volunteers, a volunteer team, three other organizations, and one business at its recent Volunteer Recognition Dinner.

Volunteers check in San Benito Olive Festival patrons.


The San Benito Olive Festival expresses appreciation to its many awesome volunteers

The 4th Annual San Benito Olive Festival was made possible by a host of supportive and wonderful nonprofit organizations and a dedicated army of many, many volunteers.

Trustee Lois Locci presents the award to San Benito County Cattlewomen in 2015.


Gavilan College announces 2017 Community Spirit Awards

The Gavilan College Board of Trustees announced the 2017 Community Spirit Award winners for Morgan Hill, Gilroy and San Benito County.

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Government / Politics

Opinion: Step up, Hollister

Volunteers make our world a better place, so get involved with your community

Target employees volunteer to paint the interior of the Emmaus House in Hollister

Business / Economy

Emmaus House volunteer effort on target

Eight area store managers and employees rolled up their sleeves to paint and refresh the Hollister domestic violence shelter


Sports & Recreation

VFW Post 9242 erects new sign for Babe Ruth Baseball

VFW Post 9242 funds and erects new sign promoting the league at Veterans' Memorial Park

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Business / Economy

Nominations now open for 2016 Gavilan College Community Spirit Awards

Nominations are open through Wednesday, Aug. 31

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COMMENTARY: Embracing the Turnabout

Mark Paxton of the Community Food Bank reflects on "the delightful magic" of turnabout, when fortunes or roles are suddenly and unexpectedly reversed

Servers prepare plates for waiters as part of the Holte Holiday Dinners Thanksgiving meal at Sacred Heart School. Photos by Sean Roney.


Holte Holiday Dinners serves Thanksgiving feast to those in need

Tradition continues with 100 volunteers preparing 300 meals

Philanthropy Day 2014


Community Foundation Celebrates National Philanthropy Day

46 volunteers from 52 San Benito County organizations receive recognition

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Volunteer in Hollister with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation's largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service

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Children and Youth

Junior Giants “first pitch” is on deck

Volunteers, including coaches and team parents, needed for free, non-competitive baseball league