Adding one more gift to your shopping list or volunteering your time at our holiday warehouse can make holiday dreams come true for a needy child or teen, an impoverished senior citizen or a low-income family.
During FY 2013/14, 18,213individuals donated their time, energy and expertise to County of Orange volunteer, intern and reserve programs and contributed more than 720,767 hours of service. The value of their volunteer efforts can be seen throughout our community and is measured monetarily at an estimated $19 million in avoided costs for County government.
The Garden Grove Regional Library is seeking volunteers who can commit to a one- or two-hour shift each week during the school year to help children with homework assignments that focus on math, spelling or reading.
Every year, on the third Saturday in September, people join together at sites all over California to take part in the State's largest volunteer event, California Coastal Cleanup Day. In 2013, more than 58,000 volunteers removed almost 749,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from California's beaches, lakes, and waterways. Families, friends, coworkers, scout troops, school groups, service clubs, and individuals come together to celebrate and share their appreciation of California's fabulous coast and waterways.
The Excellence in Volunteerism Award recognizes County of Orange volunteers who generously apply their time, talents and expertise in meeting community needs and challenges. Katie Johnson was presented with the award on July 10, 2014 for her outstanding volunteer efforts with the OC Public Libraries, Ladera Ranch Library.
The Excellence in Volunteerism Award recognizes County of Orange volunteers who generously apply their time, talents and expertise in meeting community needs and challenges. Julia Johnson was presented with the award on June 14, 2014 for her outstanding volunteer efforts in creating and coordinating the Sunshine Readers Program for South County branches of the OC Public Libraries.
The Orange County Coroner's Office recently implemented a pioneering internship program with an emphasis on forensic anthropology and then sought out two go-getter students, who have been rattling the County's bones into shape!
OC Watershed - a division of OC Public Works - is offering internships related to Watershed Management, Stormwater Compliance, Monitoring Programs and Environmental Data Management. The internships are geared for students/recent graduates with science/environmental backgrounds.
The Excellence in Volunteerism Award recognizes County of Orange volunteers who generously apply their time, talents and expertise in meeting community needs and challenges. Patricia Steck and Debbie VanStory were recently selected to receive the award for their outstanding volunteer efforts with OC Animal Care.
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