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! 

 

 

Valerie is a long time Volunteer at OC Animal Care, she can usually be found in the kitten nursery, walking dogs, and now has added laundry to her list of responsibilities! Her passion for the kitten nursery and in honor of her own kitten Tai, Valerie created her own charity  called Tai’s ToyBox. She has received donations of snuggly toys and nursery blankets from more than 9 states in the US totaling in several hundred toys and dozens of blankets for our nursery. Thank you Valerie for your commitment to our animals!

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.

   

 Kristen Alexander

 Bronwyn Farber

   

 Nat Mann

 Barbara Rennes

 

 

 Debbie Barba