OC Animal Care is extremely fortunate to have hundreds of dedicated volunteers that assist our shelter on a daily basis. Each year, our volunteers contribute more than 100,000 hours of service to the shelter. Volunteers assist by hosting donation drives, socializing and grooming available animals, leading shelter tours, educating the public about responsible pet ownership, attending community events and participating in special shelter events.

Our volunteers play an integral role in placing animals and promoting shelter adoption. We couldn’t do everything that we do without their support! We truly appreciate their choice to join our team in helping more animals find their forever homes!

To learn more about adult volunteer opportunities, please select “adult” from the volunteer menu to the left. For those who are under the age of 18, please refer to the Community Service Projects below. 

Community Service Projects

Click here to see what community service projects you can complete to provide enrichment for our shelter animals! 


If you would like to make a donation, arrange the drop-off of a completed project, or obtain additional information about our community service projects, please contact our Public Education Officer at: 714-796-6426.