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 below.
If you are interested in any of the shifts below, or would like more information, please email Crystal Nettles.For information on Super Pet Adoption, please click here.
****Leading up to the Event****
Shift Times: any time between May 1 and June 1
Description: You can help spread the word about Super pet Adoption by leaving fliers at local businesses. Potential flier locations include pet supply stores, vet offices, dog parks, groomers, coffee houses, places of worship, gyms, schools, group meetings, doctor and dentist offices and libraries just to name a few.
****Saturday, June 1****
Shift Times: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. noon-4 p.m.
Description: Volunteers will assist in the set up of the event by putting up canopies, tables and chairs, laying carpet, hanging signs, putting out trashcans, moving fencing, and anything additional that is needed before event day. Volunteers must be able to lift, pull, push and carry at least 15 pounds.
****Sunday, June 2****
Shift Time: 7-10 a.m.
Description: Volunteers will work in groups to assist vendors and rescues unload their supplies and animals. This is a fast-paced position and volunteers must be able to lift, pull, push and carry at least 30 pounds.
Shift Times: 7-10 a.m. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1-4 p.m.
Description: Volunteers will be stationed at an event parking lot and will assist Irvine Police by making sure vehicles adhere to all posted signs. Volunteers may be asked to act as sign twirlers and may be asked to direct traffic. Parking volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Shift Times: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1-4 p.m.
Description: Volunteers will help keep the event neat and orderly by emptying trash and restocking restroom supplies. They will also repair fallen signs and assist where needed.
Shift Times: open, though preferably at event opening
Description: Help document Super Pet Adoption by taking photos and/or video at the event. Volunteers must allow the Center to use photos.video for promotional purposes. Photographers must supply the Center with a CD/DVD of images within two weeks of the event. Videographers must supply the Center with an edited video on DVD within three weeks of the event. A shot list will be provided.
Load Out/Tear Down
Shift Time: 3:45-6 p.m.
Description: Volunteers will work in groups to assist vendors and rescues load their supplies and animals back into their vehicles at the conclusion of the event. They will also assist in the breakdown of the event by disassembling and taking down canopies, tables, chairs, banners, fencing and trashcans. This is a fast-paced position and volunteers must be able to lift, pull, push and carry at least 30 pounds.
For information on volunteering, please click here.