Johnson County recognizes the important work of volunteers during National Volunteer Week

Three people stand holding a certificate that has been presented by Chairman Eilert for National Volunteer Week.

This week, Johnson County shows its gratitude to all those who serve our community. Last Thursday, April 14, the Board of County Commissioners proclaimed April 17-23 National Volunteer Week in Johnson County.

Volunteers play a vital role in our community, and their selflessness and dedication help support those in need throughout the county – whether it’s food assistance, nonprofit work, military service or another valuable service.

Johnson County Government also relies on volunteers to support many of its functions, from volunteer boards and commissions to programs and services that support public needs. In 2021, volunteers filled 312 positions on county boards and commissions, and 11,013 volunteers for county programs and services together served more than 240,000 hours.

Volunteering with Johnson County

A woman in a dark shirt hands a bag of food to a man in a white shirt at his front door

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available with Johnson County Government. Overall, volunteers support 11 different departments and agencies, including:

Aging and Human Services depends on volunteers to support several of its key programs, including Catch-a-Ride and Home-Delivered Meals. These programs assist some of the county’s most vulnerable populations and would not be possible without volunteers.

Volunteering with Catch-a-Ride

Catch-a-Ride is supported by volunteers who offer rides to older adults, those with disabilities and others with transportation needs.

Volunteering with Home-Delivered Meals

Home-Delivered Meals is supported by volunteers who deliver hot meals to homebound residents ages 60 and older.

Thank you to all who volunteer with these programs and others for your dedication to the Johnson County community. Looking for a way to serve? Learn more about volunteer opportunities with Johnson County at

Board of County Commissioners