Volunteerism & Community Participation

How are we doing?

In Fiscal Year 2018-2019, the County utilized 28,142 volunteers who provided a value of $35 million.

How is it measured?

Volunteerism at the County is measured in monetary benefit to the department. The volunteered hours are multiplied by $25.43, which is the current estimated value of volunteer time. The value is then subtracted from the cost of managing the volunteers. This can be seen in Fiscal Year 2018-2019, where the County utilized 28,142 volunteers who provided a value of over $35 million.

Why is it important?

The County benefits greatly from the many volunteers who assist our departments every day. For many years, we have been fortunate to have the support of tens of thousands of residents who strengthen our County by volunteering their time and services to make many of our programs possible. It is important to measure how many volunteers contribute to our County to understand how residents are contributing to the County’s ability to thrive. Our volunteers make us stronger and bring priceless contributions to the success of County operations.

Where are we going?

The County strives to expand training opportunities for community engagement and advocacy. We are committed to increase access to, and participation in, the election process and strengthening the quality, functionality and overall impact of the County’s volunteer system.
Volunteer giving a tour of Rancho Guajome trail.