Volunteers give to others without expecting anything in return. They are selfless, empathetic, and hopefully kind. They’re important to a community like San Luis Obispo County, filling in the gaps where government can’t. That’s why we dedicate an issue to them every year, and this is it! In our annual volunteers issue, you can read about how you can give back to a senior in need; the Feline Network, which is working to prevent feral cats from taking over; what SLO Noor is doing to bring health, vision, and dental care to those who need it; and how ECOSLO is multiplying community cleanup efforts on the coast.