Volunteerism in the Irvine Community

Assistance League of Irvine, founded in 1990, contributed more than 230,000 service hours by volunteers to the community through our Philanthropic Programs.

During our 2024-2025 fiscal year –  Assistance League of Irvine

  • Operation School Bell® provided new clothes and shoes to 707 children in need
  • 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 2023-24 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

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 2023-24 Board of Directors


Janet Lisle

Vice President Membership

Cris Belli & Susan Ferrari

Vice President Philanthropy

Jill Housky

Vice President Resource Development

Kathleen Nguyen

Vice President Marketing & Communications


Recording Secretary

Susan Mehrtens

Corresponding Secretary

Sharyl Leeds


Clyde Dodge

Assisteens® Liaison

Julie Campbell

Education Chair

Eileen Caldarelli

 Strategic Planning

Mary Earl Spencer

Thrift Shop Manager

Rozie Strauss