OUR MISSION

Love Irvine is a citywide movement for everyone.

What is the greatest need in Irvine?

Love Irvine partners with nonprofit and for-profit service providers, the faith community, schools, and government agencies to answer the question, “What is the greatest [social] need in our city? Once identified, we then bring together these communities (civic, non-profits, churches, businesses, individuals, etc.) to collaborate and create solutions that will move us towards fulfilling ‘the greatest need’.

Love Irvine also selects and promotes a limited number of ongoing volunteer opportunities where anyone in the city can volunteer and make a difference in our community.

In early 2021, community leaders from Trellis (Costa Mesa) met with community leaders in Irvine to cast a vision of a more collaborative city ecosystem that focuses on developing solutions for community-felt issues that are impacting the city.

A catalytic City Wide Serve Day event emerged, which successfully built momentum and created enthusiasm for more! People of all ages asked, “When can we do this again?” We [Love Irvine] knew we were onto something, seeing how people wanted to belong to something bigger.

Our desire from the outset was to dream big and imagine what we could do if civic, churches, businesses, education, and everyone who calls Irvine ‘home’, all worked together to ‘Seek the peace and prosperity of our city’ (Jer. 29:7) so that everyone thrives.



Our Four Primary Initiatives


Community Service

Greatest Need in Irvine

Events & Education

Citywide Prayer

Our Vision

Love our city so that everyone feels connected and thrives!

Our Mission

We promote and organize volunteer opportunities to strengthen and support other organizations and city initiatives. 

We help identify the greatest need in Irvine, then bring together key stakeholders (civic, nonprofit, churches, businesses…) to create solutions that will move us towards fulfilling ‘the greatest need’.

Our Core Principles

  • We exist to glorify God in all that we do.
  • We exist to demonstrate ‘love in action’
  • We exist to be people of peace, bridge-builders between those who want to help and those who need help.
  • We exist because we believe that when our entire community embraces doing everything motivated by love, our community will be transformed. 

Leadership

Love Irvine is led by an all-volunteer board and committee members; enthusiastic and mission-driven individuals united by a common desire and heart to love and serve the City of Irvine and its people. Learn more about our leadership teams below:

Curtis Drever

President | Shepherd's Grove Church

More info to come...

Our committee members are a core group of volunteers dedicated to supporting specific initiatives, events, and organizational development. Committee members serve as ambassadors for Love Irvine and its mission. Get involved with Love Irvine through volunteering on one of our committees, learn more here!

Committees

When you join Love Irvine, you join a community of people who value life, faith, service, and love. Through our committees and task forces, volunteers are matched with intentional opportunities that move Love Irvine’s mission forward. We ask that volunteers who join a committee serve for at least one year (12 calendar months) to help see key initiatives, events, and projects through to their next phases of growth.

Annual Serve Day Committee

Our Annual Serve Day event is a catalytic event that seeks to mobilize thousands of volunteers...

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Prayer Team

Our Prayer Team is committed to praying for all aspects of our city: city leadership, Love Irvine...

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Marketing Team

The Marketing & Storytelling Team is composed of volunteers that have skill and...

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Development Committee

Working directly with the President of Love Irvine and its board members, the Development...

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Irvine’s Greatest-Need Taskforce

There are many wonderful and extensive resources in the...

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Have an idea?

We welcome creative and passionate people who understand our vision & mission. Feel free to...

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Annual Serve Day

Our Annual Serve Day event is a catalytic event that seeks to mobilize thousands of volunteers to serve the City of Irvine, once a year. Committee members serve as ambassadors for Love Irvine while helping ensure the event is planned. promoted, well-funded, and executed with excellence.

Expression of Interest Form

Prayer Team

Our Prayer Team is committed to praying for all aspects of our city: city leadership, Love Irvine and its mission, the greater community of Irvine and its people. Members of the Prayer Team meet twice per month virtually or in-person to connect with each other and God.

Expression of Interest Form

Marketing Team

The Marketing & Storytelling Team is composed of volunteers that have skill and passion in telling the stories that emerge from Love Irvine and its events. Content comes from special events such as the Annual Serve Day, this team helps propel our mission forward through creative stories and the like.

Expression of Interest Form

Development Committee

Working directly with the President of Love Irvine and its board members, the Development Committee helps with the execution of a fundraising strategy and participates in supporting outreach events such as Global Village, National Night Out, National Day of Prayer, etc, that serve as momentum-building events for Love Irvine’s initiatives.

Expression of Interest Form

Irvine’s Greatest-Need Taskforce

There are many wonderful and extensive resources in the City of Irvine. The Resources taskforce will be composed of community-based organizations, nonprofit service providers, and public agencies that collaborate to help meet the ‘Greatest Need of the City’. This taskforce is not yet assembled.

Expression of Interest Form

Have an idea?

We welcome creative and passionate people who understand our vision & mission. Feel free to reach out to us with your ideas and together we can determine if they are suitable for Love Irvine.

Expression of Interest Form

Get involved with Love Irvine 
Volunteer on one of our committees!