Animal Control

Volunteer

Volunteerism is a state of mind which urges us to move beyond the routine of our everyday lives to perceive a need and give of ourselves to accomplish a worthwhile task." - - Emerson.

  • Are you an animal lover?
  • Would you like to work with and help the pets at the shelter? We take applications all the time, although we are not always actively recruiting for volunteers. If you submit an application, you will be contacted if there are volunteer positions available. If you have not been notified of volunteer positons and/or brought on board as a volunteer within 4 months of your initial application, you will need to reapply if you are still interested.
  • 16 years of age is the youngest we accept applications. 16 and 17 year olds need to apply and volunteer with their parent or their legal guardian.
  • If you are interested in volunteering, fill out the application and drop it off (with a copy of your photo ID) at the shelter or mail it to The Henderson Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 5050, Henderson, NV 89009-5050, or email it to cindy.carlson@cityofhenderson.com.

Our volunteers are an important part of our daily operations. They are appreciated when they are here, at our Petsmart off-site adoption locations, and/or assisting with special events.  There are also volunteers "at large" doing good for us from home.  We notice quickly when volunteers cannot make it on an assigned day and miss their presence and assistance tremendously. We harbor enormous gratitude for all of their time, effort, energy, love, devotion, and dedication that they each give to the shelter, its animals, and staff.  It is truly appreciated by all of us (both human and animal)!  No matter what they are doing for the shelter, or how much time they are able to give, it is huge!