Volunteer contributions enhance the quality of life for all of us who
live and work in Orange County. Volunteers help build strong, healthy communities and demonstrate the importance of citizen participation.
During 2002, 24,000 individuals donated their time, energy and expertise to County of Orange volunteer programs and contributed more than
1,084,000 service hours. The value of volunteerism can be seen throughout our communities and is measured monetarily at an estimated
$25 million in avoided costs for County government.