Mission Viejo continues to be a leader among volunteer-service projects in Orange County – with 51 Eagle Scout/community projects and more than 5,000 hours of service completed by 1,500 volunteers and church groups. With two months left before the end of the year, the City’s Public Services Department is on track to breaking records in community-service projects and volunteer hours.
Some highlights of the year include creek clean-up events in the Wilderness Glen and Jeronimo Open Space; landscape park planting projects at several neighborhood parks, the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, Animal Shelter and Fire Station 24; lodge-pole fence installations along Vista Del Lago, building bird boxes for the Blue Bird expansion program and American Flag ceremony. The City also provided community service for 13 students from local high schools and seven from the Pride Program sponsored by the court system.
The City’s Public Services Department takes pride in meeting the community’s growing need for volunteer opportunities. The City works to provide an array of programs and more for the community to encourage healthy lifestyles and fun for people of all ages.
Groups and individuals seeking a community project should contact the Public Services Department at 949-470-3095.