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 2022-2023 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 changed to IUSD Honors Art Show
  • 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 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 2023-24 Board of Directors


Jill Housky

Vice President Membership

Kay DeRight

Vice President Philanthropy


Vice President Resource Development

Barbara Gilcrest

Vice President Marketing & Communications


Recording Secretary

Cheryl Moeller

Corresponding Secretary

Sharyl Leeds


Janet Lisle

Assisteens® Liaison

Education Chair

Clyde Dodge

 Strategic Planning

Mary Earl Spencer

Thrift Shop Manager

Rozie Strauss


Kay Cotton