Volunteers. They help many organizations—large and small. At St. Charles County Government, volunteers assist departments in immeasurable ways. Here are a few examples:
- In the Parks & Recreation Department, individuals, groups, businesses, Scouts and other organizations logged 10,543 volunteer hours last year assisting with beautification projects, special events, trail maintenance, educational outreach, nature projects and park development.
- At the Pet Adoption Center, operated by Public Health's Division of Humane Services, volunteers assist with cleaning, grooming, and exercising and socializing with the animals. This allows staff to focus on pet adoptions, fostering programs, and community programs. In 2018, Pet Adoption Center volunteers logged 5,282 hours.
- Elsewhere in the Public Health Department, volunteers pitch in with various aspects of the Medical Reserve Corps, Recycle Works centers and Health Services needs. These volunteer hours totaled more than 2,000 last year.
- And in the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, volunteers support the Victims of Crime Assistance Program, logging 1,306 hours. They attend court hearings and forensic interviews, meetings with victims, and help with correspondence.
All told, these volunteer hours equate to more than $475,000 in staff hours—a generous contribution to St. Charles County taxpayers. Learn more about volunteer opportunities at sccmo.org/Volunteer.