Each month, OC Animal Care volunteers and staff members nominate an outstanding member of our volunteer team to receive recognition as the Volunteer of the Month! These volunteers are nominated for their positive attitude, outstanding service, and proven ability to go above and beyond. Serving as an excellent example to their peers, the Volunteer of the Month is truly an asset to the OC Animal Care team!
Since February 2013, Susan Westover-Giali has been incredibly active as a Cat Socializer, Kitten Nursery Attendant and Foster Caretaker. Susan works hard to take attractive photographs of the animals and works to build positive, constructive relationships with some of our Adoption Partners.
Annual OC Animal Care & OC Parks Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
In an effort to give back and show thanks to our fabulous volunteers, OC Animal Care and OC Parks host an appreciation luncheon at Irvine Park. All of our active volunteers are welcomed to this event where they are treated to free admission to the OC Zoo, free train rides, free BBQ lunch, and a small gift. Dozens of volunteers are recognized by the President of the United States with the Presidential Service Award for their copious hours of service.
OC Community Resources Director Steve Franks presents service awards to OC Animal Care Volunteers, Lynda Weisman and Pat Highfill
OC Animal Care Director Ryan Drabek presents service awards to OC Animal Care Volunteers, Sharon Warren and Sloane Birke
Spirit of Volunteerism Awards
Each Spring, the OneOC organization welcomes organizations throughout Southern California to nominate a few special volunteers from each of their programs to recognize at the Spirit of Volunteerism Awards Luncheon. Hundreds of honored volunteers come together at the Disneyland Hotel and enjoy presentations acknowledging each of them for their exceptional work. OC Animal Care selects 5 of our best volunteers to attend this ceremony each year, as their service has helped to place numerous animals into loving homes.