As a nonprofit organization, The Animal Foundation relies on, and could not accomplish all that we do without the assistance of caring and dedicated volunteers in all of our programs. Our goal is to find you a volunteer position worthy of your unique talents, and one that excites and inspires you.

Attend a Volunteer Orientation

The first step to become a volunteer is to join us at one of our Volunteer Orientation events where you will learn what it means to volunteer at The Animal Foundation. Simply choose a date listed below and fill out the linked form to register. It’s that easy to begin your journey as a Volunteer: Agents for Change.

Click on the date and time that works best for you to attend.

  • Watch for more dates coming soon! Our busy team is focused on preparing for Best in Show 2017, our biggest fundraiser of the year, happening April 23rd at The Thomas & Mack Center. We’ll get orientation sessions scheduled to begin again as soon as this huge event has happened.

All Orientation Sessions are held in the Large Conference Room at Clark County Library:

Clark County Library
1401 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89119

At orientation, you’ll learn about the different volunteer opportunities to help you decide if the commitment involved is the right fit for you. If you wish to continue, you will be given information on the next step in the application process.

Once your application is complete, you will be required to attend one or more training sessions based on your area of interest.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Volunteering is limited to those 16 years old and over.
  • Volunteers ages 16-17 require parental consent for their application, but a parent does not need to accompany them.
  • All volunteers must sign a General Release and our Volunteer Code of Conduct before volunteering at The Animal Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions

After orientation and training, will I be an “official” volunteer?

Yes! Once you are trained, completed required paperwork and received your volunteer t-shirt and ID badge you are considered an Agent for Change are ready to take on your volunteer mission.

Can I get community service hours for school credit at The Animal Foundation?

Yes! If you are 16 years or older simply attend an upcoming volunteer orientation and follow the guidelines given to potential new volunteers.

Can I perform court-ordered community service or satisfy community service requirements for a Division of Welfare program at The Animal Foundation?

Yes, but you do not need to attend orientation. If you are interested in performing court-ordered community service with us, please contact HELP of Southern Nevada at 369-HELP (4357) to obtain a court-accepted timesheet. If you are interested in fulfilling requirements for a Division of Welfare program, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator to schedule an appointment.

What Days and times can I volunteer at the shelter?

Each volunteer position has different hour requirements and shift assignments. In general, most volunteering is done between the hours of 11 AM and 7 PM Sunday through Saturday. Refer to the specific volunteer descriptions for its hour requirements.

Do I have to volunteer a specific amount of time?

We ask that you make a commitment of at least six months. How often you volunteer during that six-month period is up to you. If your volunteer record is inactive for more than three months it may be archived.

Are there volunteer activities that do not require driving to the shelter?

Yes! We regularly attend events and hold off-site adoptions at various locations around the Las Vegas Valley. Additionally, we have recently opened a PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center in Henderson, and are seeing volunteers to assist there. Please note that in order to volunteer off-site, additional training may be required.

Can volunteering at The Animal Foundation help me get a job there? Can I get a reference for a job?

Excellent volunteers are often hired when paid positions are available. If appropriate, we are able to provide references.

Can my group volunteer at The Animal Foundation?

Yes, we love having groups volunteer and have special opportunities created just for groups. Your group needs to have at least five people and no more than 15. All members must be at least 16 years old or older. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator to find out more about scheduling your group’s volunteer opportunity.