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Lake County creates online list, application for volunteer opportunities with County Government

RELEASE DATE: October 8, 2010

TAVARES — The Lake County Department of Employee Services unveiled this week at www.lakecountyfl.gov/volunteer an online database of available volunteer opportunities with Lake County Government.

The new volunteer program is looking for citizens to use their knowledge, vigor, expertise and desire to benefit Lake County and themselves through volunteering. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application that is available online. The application may also be submitted by fax, mail or in person.

A sampling of the available volunteer opportunities include:

  • Courtesy Shuttle Operator (golf cart)
  • Parking Garage Citizen Information
  • Receptionist
  • Welcome Center Greeter
  • Animal Shelter Helper
  • Water Resource Management Laboratory Assistant
  • Horticultural Learning Center Assistant
  • Adult Literacy Tutor
  • Library Volunteer Aide
  • Photography Assistant
  • Woodworking Assistant
  • Maintenance Inventory Assistant

“Lake County has a proud history of volunteerism,” said Jeannine Nelson, Employee Services Specialist. "For 2010, 70 individuals received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for volunteer service to various Lake County agencies.”

The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

For more information about volunteer opportunities with Lake County Government, call (352) 343-9784, e-mail jnelson@lakecountyfl.gov or log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/volunteer.

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