Ways to Help


OC Animal Allies’ work is made possible through the commitment and dedication of its volunteers.

We are always looking for likeminded animal allies to help in various areas including fundraising and event planning and execution, helping with our no empty bowls food program, social media influencing and contributing, donor and grant research and community and education outreach programs like or PAWS Therapy Dog program. If you are looking for ways to serve the community and have a passion for animals, OC Animal Allies invites you to join our team of volunteers.

Please note, as we are not a shelter nor operate a rescue we do not have kennel or dog walking opportunities.

Here are some ways you can make a difference by volunteering for the OC Animal Allies:

No Empty Bowls Warehouse Team: You would help sort and organize incoming pet food donations, monitoring inventory, prepare pet food orders for agencies to pick up, and help maintain a clean warehouse. You also occasionally may be asked to pick up donations from our designated drop off locations. Please note team members must be capable of lifting 30 lbs.

Organization Event Ambassadors: For those who believe in the mission of the OC Animal Allies and would like to spread our organization’s message this position would include attending local events promoting the OC Animal allies. You would attend events like our own fundraising events or other animal related events not hosted by us (such as Pet Expo or conferences) to answer questions or assist.

Fundraising/Events Committee: This group of volunteers would be essential in raising funds for the OC Animal Allies to support its programs. The event committee would be in charge of planning and executing fundraisers. Duties may include finding venues, reaching out to sponsors, and creating marketing materials. In addition, they would also assist in planning non-fundraising events such as our Volunteer Appreciation Picnic or Annual Holiday Party.

Social Media Gurus/Web Designers: As the OC Animal Allies is a small nonprofit, we also have a small team so we are unable to focus too much on online marketing and social media. However, we are always in need as this is great opportunity to share what are programs provide and how the community can support. We are always looking to meet graphic designers looking to expand their portfolio, college interns pursuing marketing or web design careers, or social media copywriters.

At this time, we are taking applications for those interested in becoming a volunteer for the OC Animal Allies. Once we received your application, we will place you on an interest list for our next volunteer orientation where we will discuss what the next steps, which include a background check.

If you are interested, please click the button below:

PAWS Therapy Dog Program – If you are interested in volunteering with our PAWS Therapy Dog program, please visit our PAWS Program page.

Support OC Animal Allies

OC Animal Allies is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting Orange County families and their animals. We are funded solely by the generous donations of individuals and corporations in the community that we serve.

A Big Thank You