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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 Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair. If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please contact Rob Waite 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, December 6****

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:  noon-4 p.m.

****SUNDAY, December 7****

Event Maintenance
Duties: Monitor facility and grounds during event to ensure trash cans do not overflow and restrooms are maintained. Repair broken signs and banners. 
Requirements: Must be comfortable with custodial type responsibilities and maybe asked to help in other areas of event if help is needed. Able to pull, lift and carry up to 30 pounds.
Shift times:  9:30am-12:30pm and noon-3 p.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: 2:45-6 p.m.