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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: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.     noon-4 p.m.

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

Raffle Ticket Seller
Duties: Roam event selling opportunity drawing tickets
Requirements: Be comfortable approaching and talking with strangers
Shift times: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.     12:00-3 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 time: 12:00-3 p.m.

Toy Sales
Duties: Work the dog toy booth by selling toys to attendees. all proceeds benefit the Irvine Animal Care Center.
Requirements: Must be comfortable talking to people.
Shift time: 12:30-3 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 those that involve talking to people and standing for long periods.
Shift times: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.     12:30 p.m.-3:30 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.