Want to save lives? The Animal Foundation is offering training for volunteers to foster kittens (with or without their moms) through April, when kitten season is expected to start. They also need volunteers to walk dogs and help with dog playgroups, socialize cats, talk with people who are interested in adopting, and to foster adult cats and dogs who need a break from the shelter for medical or behavioral reasons.
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 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.
Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons will host a look at incarceration and how it affects everyone March 7 at the East Las Vegas Library, from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be a showing of the documentary film "Faces of Mass Incarceration" and the talk "Changing the Prison Narrative Through Music." Also, information and resource tables.
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 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.
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.
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.
Henderson Industrial Days celebrates the city’s patriotic origins with food, music, line dancing, a costume contest, a car exhibit, and a pie-eating competition. For FREEDOM!!!!! (AK) 4-9p, April 17; noon-8p April 18, Water Street District, free, cityofhenderson.com
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.