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.

We hope you’ll want to join us as we work to save the lives of all healthy and treatable animals in the Las Vegas Valley!

Your first step to become a volunteer with us is to submit a Volunteer Application. Once your application has been approved, you will be able to sign up for a New Volunteer Orientation to learn more about all the exciting ways you can get involved.

Ready to get started? Please submit a Volunteer Application here!

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.