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The Irvine Animal Care Center is excited to learn you are interested in becoming a special event volunteer. The Center recruits volunteers for the following two events: Super Pet Adoption in June and Home for the Holidays in December. Event volunteering is a great choice for groups, individuals who cannot make the time commitment of a regular shelter volunteer, teenagers not yet old enough to volunteer at the shelter or who require community service hours for school, and for anyone with a passion for helping animals. Event volunteers must meet the following requirenments:

  • Be at least 15 years of age
  • Be able to work outdoors
  • Not be volunteering for a court-mandated reason

If you do not meet the age requirement or are looking for an additional way to help, join the Center's flier committee! More information is available closer to event dates.

The following volunteer opportunities are available for the Center's Super Pet Adoption event. If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please contact Crystal Nettles with your (or your group's) Name, Shift Preference, and Contact Information. You will receive a confirmation email shortly after your email is received. Detailed event intructions will be emailed one week prior to the event.

****SATURDAY, JUNE 7****

Event Set Up
Duties: Set up all tents, tables, chairs, banners, fencing, signs, trashcans and other items throughout the shelter
Requirements: Able to pull, lift and carry up to 30 pounds
Shift times: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.     noon-4 p.m.

****SUNDAY, JUNE 8****

AM Unloading
Duties: Volunteers will work in small groups to assist vendors and rescues with unloading their vehicles and delivering items and animals to their booths. This is a fast-paced, standing position.
Requirements: Must be able to push, pull, lift and carry up to 30 pounds and be comfortable handling dogs and cats
Shift time: 7-10 a.m.

Load Out/Clean Up
Duties: Volunteers will work in small groups to assist vendors and rescues with bringing animals and booth items to vehicles. Volunteers will be breaking down the event and will be putting away tents, tables, chairs, trash, banners, signs, etc. This is a fast-paced, standing position.
Requirements: Must be able to push, pull, lift and carry up to 30 pounds and be comfortable handling dogs and cats
Shift time: 3:45-6 p.m.

Parking and Traffic Control
Duties: Assist staff with traffic control in one of the event parking lots. May be standing in direct sunlight.
Requirements: Must be 18 years older and be able to stand in one spot for long periods of time
Shift times: 6-9 a.m.     9 a.m.-noon     noon-3 p.m.

Surveyor
Duties: Roam event asking visitors questions about their visit and record data
Requirements: Be comfortable approaching and talking with strangers
Shift times: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.     12-3:30 p.m. 

Exit Gate
Duties: Volunteers will be stationed at the event exit to ensure the public and volunteers are not entering the event through the exit gate.  If necessary, they will direct them to the event entrance. Volunteers will also hand stamp those exiting the event. 
Requirements: Must be comfortable politely but firmly telling people they cannot enter an area.
Shift times: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.    12:30-4 p.m.

Photographer
Duties: take photos of people, animals and booths at the event
Requirements: Email high-resolution photos or present photos on disc within one week of event. Allow Center to use photos for promotional purposes.
Shift time: any time between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Event Standby
Duties: Fill in vacant shifts on event day on an as needed basis.
Requirements: Must be ok with working any area that needs help, including picking up trash and cleaning restrooms.
Shift times: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.     1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.