Village Volunteer Dedication Recognized

On December 6 at the Annual Volunteer Luncheon, those who give the gift of time in Laguna Woods Village were honored with sincere appreciation for all their hard work and dedication. 

Invitees included volunteers from the library, the history center, the video learning center, lawn bowling, the Equestrian Center, Village Television, the Community Activities Committee, the Disaster Preparedness Task Force, the PC and Mac learning centers, recreation class instructors, the AARP tax group, the docent program, the garden centers, the Foundation of Laguna Woods and Clubhouse 4 workshops.

Approximately 400 Village volunteers attended the luncheon, but there are more than 700 volunteers in the Village who logged more than 48,000 hours in 2019, contributing approximately $576,000 of value to the community.

Several volunteers received special recognition that had been submitted by their respective lead volunteers/supervisors.  


Louise Paxton: Eldest 
Fran Lindberg: Longest-serving 
Trish Cassidy: Replaced more than 2,000 archived files and produced computer-generated labels to aid in locating historic documents and photos


Aloha Saxon: Eldest 


Lucy Meyer: Ms. Meyer, who is 95, has volunteered at the library for 25 years
Bill Roland, Eileen Ordway, Grace Hearsum and Maureen Lazar: Volunteered more than 500 hours
Marlene Barkley: Implemented sale-rack changes that increased revenue 
Dr. Robert Reyes: Display case manager; ensures displays are full of rotating historical item collections popular with visitors


Margo McCormick: Eldest and longest-serving 


Pat Gardner: Eldest 
Sheila Bialka: Longest-serving 



Building Captains and Friendly Visitors were not in attendance at the luncheon, as both groups celebrate their volunteers independently. 

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and would like to submit an application to the Department of Recreation and Special Events, download, print and fill out the Volunteer Application and drop it off at the Recreation office or fill it out on your device and email it to For a list of current volunteer opportunities, click here. For a list of all volunteer positions and descriptions, click here

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