For Immediate ReleaseDecember 07, 2023
Extraordinary contributions recognized for services to residents
San Rafael, CA – The Marin County Board of Supervisors has recognized 121 outstanding MarinShares volunteers and Marinterns students for their significant contributions to County departments.
The group includes eight volunteers who gave 20 or more years of service — including one with 38 years — and an intern who served over 1,000 hours. Also included three former volunteers of the year and two interns from former intern teams of the year.
Supervisors passed individual resolutions of commendation at the December 5 board meeting. Honorees were active in 17 County departments, fulfilling many roles.
Volunteers in this group patrolled park trails, tutored English, advocated for restorative justice, delivered library materials to homebound patrons, provided administrative support, clipped news articles, ushered Marin Center theatergoers, searched for lost hikers, investigated elder financial abuse, prepared for emergencies, and led Marin Civic Center tours.
Interns gained experience in law, information technology, local history, public policy, health and wellness, communications, marketing, social services, child welfare, human resources, administrative support, and sustainability.
The honorees delivered exceptional performance, completed their County roles, and were recommended for special honors by their immediate staff supervisors.
Marinterns Coordinator Joy Fossett applauded intern honorees. “High school, college, and graduate honorees created substantial impact within their assignments,” she said. “It’s inspiring to witness the next generation dedicating themselves to their community.”
MarinShares Coordinator Anne Starr appreciated volunteer dedication. “The expertise these honorees contributed year after year has greatly benefited us all,” she said. “They are selfless and committed. Their efforts supported Marin residents and helped County staff.”
The MarinShares and Marinterns programs engage a diverse group of area residents who share their talents and energy.
The most recent MarinShares and Marinterns annual impact report denotes more than 7,200 volunteers and unpaid interns serving across the County organization.
Participants are active as archivists, legal interns, fire truck drivers, Marin Center ushers, teen ambassadors, ombudsmen, parks and open space stewards, peer counselors, tutors, emergency radio operators, writers, office aides, public policy researchers, search and rescuers, and much more.
Contact Us: The MarinShares and Marinterns programs engage volunteers who share their skills and student interns who serve while learning. To explore opportunities and to apply, visit the Human Resources website or contact Anne Starr at (415) 473-7167 for volunteering, and Joy Fossett at (415) 473-7447 for student internships.
Honorees listed by hometown, name, assignment, and County of Marin department
Other Bay Area Locations
Anne StarrVolunteer CoordinatorCounty of Marin
Marin County Civic Center3501 Civic Center DriveSuite 415San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-7167Email: Anne Starrwww.marincounty.org/hr