Volunteers The Hearts of the Community

Each year City of Pendleton volunteers work alongside city staff to enhance, expand and deliver quality programs and services. In 2016 citizens, including 266 individuals and 26 community groups, contributed 3,554 hours of volunteer service throughout the city’s departments.  The impact of their time and effort is clear through the difference they make in our community.  Volunteers help maintain parks and parkways, set up and help at community events like the Halloween Carnival and Daddy Daughter dance, provide coaching for the Youth Basketball Program, and assist the library in its programs and operations.  Roy Raley Ice Rink is maintained with the help of volunteers, and the Recreation department is able to hold open gyms and recreation programs due to volunteer assistance. Community members have access to genealogy expertise thanks to a skilled library volunteer. Departments citywide are able to leverage what they are able to do for the Pendleton community because of many generous volunteers.  

Check out all the good work our volunteer did in 2016 in our annual Volunteer Report (PDF).

Congratulations to City of Pendleton Volunteer Award recipients, presented at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.

Volunteer of the Year: David King

Volunteer Youth of the Year: Pendleton High School National Honor Society

Volunteer Group of the Year: Grahams Digital Photography

Mayor’s Leadership Award: VFW Post #922

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