Celebrating Our Volunteers

Volunteer of the Month

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! 


Annette is one of our newest volunteers but has thrown herself whole heartedly into our programs. In just her first month since being trained she has already donated 63 hours of her time. Annette has taken the initiative to participate in a great deal of special projects including a massive shelter gardening and beautification with a team of volunteers. Annette excels as a dog socializer and can always be seen giving a bit of extra comfort to our adoptable pets, even branching out to train in the kitten nursery and wherever she is needed most. Annette is a wonderful example of the fantastic volunteers we have here at OC Animal Care. 

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.



Ace Mast, Kim Kane, Kane the Collie and Cindy Widdall receive the Orange County Excellence in Volunteerism Award from OC Animal Care staff at the 2015 Volunteer Recognition Ceremony


 Feral FREE TNR volunteers receive the
Orange County Excellence in Volunteerism Award

Lynda Weisman, Randy Selenak, Debbie Barba,
Christy Crizer and Valerie Gilb receive the
OC Animal Care Exceptional Volunteer Award 

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.



 Lynda Weisman, Bronwyn Faber, Erica McBride (staff), Pat Steck, Sue Westover, Debbie Barba, Kristen Zemke (staff)