|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 2006, 21,300 individuals donated their time, energy
and expertise to County of Orange volunteer programs and
contributed more than 923,689 service hours. The value
of volunteerism can be seen throughout our communities
and is measured monetarily at an estimated $23 million
in avoided costs for County government.