Honoree 2015 – David Phillips

Congrats to David Phillips for being honored as an outstanding community volunteer!

Name:  David Phillips

Nominating Organization:  OC Parks

Honoree Category:  Animals & Environment

Why Nominated:  The OC Zoo is proud to nominate David Phillips for the OneOC Spirit of Volunteerism Award. David has been a volunteer at the OC Zoo for well over a year. Three days a week he volunteers at the zoo, assisting the keepers with animal husbandry tasks. Since starting such a short time ago, David has incredibly amassed over 800 hours of volunteer time. He performs many key jobs, which include preparing food for the animals, cleaning and maintaining animal enclosures, and so much more. David is an extremely hard worker and is always glad to help with any task in any area of the zoo. David is known throughout the zoo as being reliable, dedicated, trust worthy, efficient, and a self-starter. He always arrives happy, upbeat, and with an amazing attitude towards life. David truly loves our animal collection. David’s favorite animals at the zoo are the beavers. He once got very enthusiastic over all of the “sludge” they produced! His spirit and smile can always brighten up anyone’s day. He is truly loved by all the zoo staff, and we are tremendously lucky that he chose us to benefit from his volunteer time.

Please write a note of congratulations below!


8 thoughts on “Honoree 2015 – David Phillips

  1. Congratulations David! Your hard work and dedication to the zoo are greatly appreciated! Your positive attitude and smile always help make the day bright!

  2. Way to go David! Thank you for all of your hard work and commitment to the zoo. You are truly deserving of this award!

  3. We call him “the zooman” at home. He loves all the animals he helps at the zoo. Congratulations, I am so proud of you!

  4. Congratulations David!!! Thanks for all that you do and your effort to help make the OC Zoo a better place for the animals and visitors.

  5. Congratulations, David – and thanks for all your time and effort – you showcase the best in volunteerism!

  6. Hi David,

    Thank you for all you do for the OC Parks Zoo animals, visitors and staff!

    Jennifer Naegele
    OC Parks

  7. I have known david since grade school and he was like that then. so very kind to everyone. they made the right choice in choosing him. congratulations david. you deserve this award

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