Thank you for your interest in volunteering at The Shade Tree!

Volunteers have an important role in contributing to the mission of The Shade Tree. By giving generously of your time and talents, you are a vital member of the team making a difference in the lives of the women, children and pets we serve.  Whether it is serving a meal, tutoring a child or walking a dog, we have a variety of ways for adults and youth over the age of 10 to get involved. For a complete list, click here. Please note that, due to the specific requirements of the programs we offer, we are unable to place every applicant.

For individual volunteers, please complete the following steps to become a registered volunteer:

Step 1Complete an application here. A confirmation will be sent to you verifying receipt of your application.

Step 2: Attend an orientation. Orientation is required for all individual volunteers and will consist of a general overview of our program focusing mainly on opportunities available at The Shade Tree. An overview of the Shelter’s mission, volunteer policies and procedures will also be discussed at this time. Available orientation dates and times will be sent via email upon completing your application.

If you have any questions prior to completing an online application, please visit our frequently asked questions.  You can also give us a call at (702)385-0072, ext. 105 or send an email to

For group/company volunteers, please download the application below.

Community Group Application [PDF]

Community Group Confidentiality Agreement [PDF]

Please note that The Shade Tree does not accept volunteers needing court ordered community service for any felony or misdemeanor.