Volunteerism in the Irvine Community

Assistance League of Irvine, founded in 1990, contributed more than 200,000 service hours by volunteers to the community through our Philanthropic Programs.

During our 2020-2021 fiscal year –  Assistance League of Irvine

  • Operation School Bell® Provided new clothes and shoes to 650+ children in need.
  • Young Masters™ Art Show 2020 Grades K-6 is viewable online. 
  • College scholarships for $34,500 to Irvine students.
  • Provided provide clothing and household items to families in crisis.
  • Assisteens® support to our boys & girls youth auxiliary grades 7-12.

For upcoming membership opportunities visit our Become a Member page.

Tours and Presentations

Assistance League of Irvine members are happy to conduct tours of our facilities. Call (949) 798-5020 to leave a message.  We will contact you regarding a tour.

Volunteers Enriching Lives for a Better Community

Assistance League of Irvine 2020-21 Advisory Council

Advisory Board

Jerome Carrasco – Attorney at Law

Janet Colclaser – City Council Aide, City of Irvine

Madelynn Hirneise – CEO Families Forward

Lee Holmes – Insurance Executive

Erica Negi – Irvine School District Parent Teachers Association

Elissa Oransky – Executive Director of Irvine Valley College Foundation

Karen Orlando – Director of Giving, Irvine Valley College Foundation

Margie Wakeham – Formerly of Families Forward

Assistance League of Irvine 2022-23 Board of Directors


Jill Housky

Vice President Membership

Kay DeRight

Vice President Philanthropy

Susan Mehrtens

Vice President Resource Development

Janet Lisle

Vice President Marketing & Communications


Recording Secretary

Cheryl Moeller

Corresponding Secretary

Kay Cotton


Michelle Tuchman

Assisteens® Liaison

Julie Campbell

Education Chair

Barbara Gilcrest

 Strategic Planning

Simone Dygert

Thrift Shop Manager

Norma Hardgrove


Mary Earl Spencer