Kitten season is upon us and the Animal Foundation is looking for volunteers who can help by fostering kittens until they are adoptable. These would include kittens with their mom, kittens without their mom who might need bottle feeding, kittens needing a bit more socialization or recovering from illness or an injury..
Camps for kids ages 6-11 over a variety of experiences, with each week-long camp including explorations in the Nature Exchange and museums; YMCA swims; zoology encounters; hands-on learning with naturalists and garden gurus; fun crafts and games. There are also three camps just for age 5.
Life-size, life-like animatronic dinosaurs, full-scale skeletons, and fossils from around the world. 9A-5P, Free with Springs Preserve membership or with paid admission. Springs Preserve, springspreserve.org
Clark County Wetlands Park has guided walks, talks, and programs every month. Some require advance registration. Quite a few are for kids, such as Nature Tales, which includes a story and a craft. Guided walks are for ages 10 and over. Also, art classes for all ages.
The Nevada Southern Railway Museum in Boulder City offers train rides in old Pullman coaches every Saturday and Sunday (with modern air conditioning during the summer). Trips go to the Railroad Pass Casino and back, taking about 35 minutes.
Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions is a Las Vegas based non-profit devoted to finding homes for cats. They have cats to adopt on some weekends at area Petcos and PetSmarts and a cage-free adoption facility. They can always use volunteers, especially folks to be foster parents for kittens and cats.
The Court Appointed Special Advocate Program in Las Vegas is looking for volunteers to work as advocates for children in the foster care system. Volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate in court and other settings on behalf of children who have been abused or neglected, Volunteer orientation is held the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.
The Rape Crisis Center in Las Vegas uses male and female volunteers, ages 21 and over, to assist sexual assault victims. Volunteers assist the staff of the center by answering crisis calls around the clock, making referrals for victims and others who are seeking assistance, and more.
The non-profit Foreclosed Upon Pets works to find homes for animals that have been abandoned for economic reasons, such as their owners losing their home or job. They show cats and dogs at Petsmart stores in Las Vegas and Henderson on the weekends. Volunteers needed.
It’s amazing what a life-changing moment it can be when you choose to open your heart to a child in need of a temporary home! There are approximately 3,000 children in the care of the Clark County Department of Family Services, ranging from toddlers to teenagers. Some are in foster homes and others need foster homes. Find out how you can help at a foster care info session.
The Community Cat Coalition of Clark County 1s an all-volunteer organization working to save feral and free-roaming cats through a trap, neuter and return program. C5 can use folks to help with the trapping and returning; caring for cats pre and post op, and co-ordinating with members of the community.
ICES is looking for families in Southern Nevada to host high school students (ages 15-17) from other countries for the upcoming school year. Students must be provided with their own bed and a place to study, plus two meals each day. They have spending money and insurance.
Be transported back to the era of Las Vegas as a burgeoning railroad town in the Boomtown 1905 exhibit. Walk through re-creations of the original train depot, Arizona Club, Majestic Theatre, First State Bank, Lincoln Hotel and a mercantile. Encounter interpretive, interactive exhibits and period décor to learn about life in 1905 - 1920 Las Vegas.