2023 Spirit of Volunteerism Honoree

Published: March 22, 2023

Honoree’s Name: Bud Carter

Why This Volunteer is Extraordinary:

The Nature Reserve of Rancho Mission Viejo is honored to nominate Bud Carter for the OneOC Spirit of Volunteerism Award.

Bud truly encompasses the spirit of volunteerism. He is always eager to help his community and support the Nature Reserve programs and staff.
A retired firefighter and skilled carpenter, Bud has devoted his talent and numerous hours to help with trail clearing and maintenance, open access hikes, fire watch, and outreach events. Bud is always energetic, positive, and willing to lend a hand.

Bud went above and beyond on a Nature Reserve hike when he stepped up to help during a medical emergency. When a hiker became ill, he assessed her blood pressure and kept her as calm and comfortable as possible. His quick thinking and actions helped the staff assess the situation and seek treatment for the hiker.

The Nature Reserve is so grateful for Bud’s dedication and enthusiasm. His volunteer support allows our organization to accomplish so much more. We are so thankful to have Bud as a part of our volunteer family.



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