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!
Christy Crizer is one of our newer volunteers who has jumped into the OC Animal Care volunteer program with both feet. We are so lucky to have dedicated volunteers like Christy to support our fantastic adoption programs! Christy is an amazing asset to our Cat Socializing Program and has a special knack for talking to the public and helping visitors make responsible decisions when finding their forever friend. Christy even found her own new forever friend here at the shelter! We are so lucky to have exceptional volunteers like Christy!
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.
Alex Gallo, Pax Sapico, Peg Sapico, Christina Heffern & Jody Briggs (not pictured)
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