Center Volunteer Information

The Irvine Animal Care Center is proud to have the support of dedicated volunteers. Center volunteers support staff in implementing the mission and programs of the Irvine Animal Care Center. Volunteers assist staff with a variety of tasks, including cleaning kennels, doing laundry, feeding, assisting the public, and socializing adoptable animals. Areas of volunteer service include dogs, cats, rabbits, foster care, outreach, and education.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

The Irvine Animal Care Center currently has new volunteer recruitment opportunities available as a Transport Volunteer. Transport volunteers use their personal vehicles to transport animals to rescue organizations and shelters, as well as pick up and drop off pets at medical appointments. To learn more, sign up for one of the volunteer workshops below.

Transport Volunteer Workshop
Sunday, May 5, 1:30-4 p.m.

Register Here

Qualifications to Volunteer

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Ability to volunteer at the center weekly and meet a minimum 4-hour time commitment per calendar month
  • Commit to at least one year of service
  • Have a valid email account that is checked regularly
  • Not be volunteering for a court-mandated reason
  • Be comfortable interacting with staff, volunteers, customers and animals

If you do not meet the minimum qualifications, you may still be eligible to become an event volunteer.

Volunteer Open House Information

To receive information about upcoming Volunteer Open House events​, email IACCInterestList@cityofirvine.org.

Foster Care Program

To learn more about our Foster Care program and how to become a Foster Volunteer, visit our Program page


Current Volunteer Log in


For additional volunteer opportunities with the City of Irvine, visit our Volunteer Opportunities web page.