Volunteer for Douglas County

Welcome to the Douglas County Volunteer Program. The County encourages citizens to get involved and participate in the development and enhancement of the community in which they live, work, play and learn.  We truly value and appreciate the work of all dedicated citizens. 

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities throughout Douglas County please complete the Volunteer Interest Form and email it to [email protected]Or contact Douglas County Human Resources at 775-782-9860.

Volunteer opportunities are available in the following areas:

  • Douglas County Public Library
    • Contact Person: Luise Davis
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Phone: 775-782-9841
    • Type(s) of volunteer opportunity: shelving, program preparation, data entry, used books.
  • Community Emergency Response Team
    • Contact Person: Tanner Dye
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Phone: 775-783-6036Type(s) of volunteer opportunity: CERT volunteers support the Douglas County Office of Emergency Management by learning disaster preparedness skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and basic disaster medical operations. CERT members can assist during disasters by assisting first responders, operating shelters, and performing community preparedness outreach.
  • Animal Care and Services
    • Contact Person: Jennifer Sorrells  
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Phone: 775-782-9061
    • Are you looking for an opportunity to help homeless pets in your community? The shelter is always looking for new volunteers to help provide love, care and socialization to the 500+ animals that come through our doors each year. Volunteering can be a rewarding experience, and it's a great way to contribute to your community.
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates, CASA
    • Contact Person: Leanne Wagoner
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Phone: 775-782-6247
    • CASA volunteers are Court Appointed Special Advocates for children appointed by a Judge. CASA volunteers are well-trained men and women who have the time, heart and commitment to listen to a child, investigate the situation and then report back to the Judge regarding the best interests of the child.
  • Douglas County Senior Services
    • Contact Person: Liz Begovich
    • Email: [email protected] 
    • Phone: 775-782-6207
    • Type(s) of volunteer opportunity: Senior Center - gift shop, craft room, reception / phone, lunch registration, server, home companion, special events.
  • Douglas County Parks and Recreation
    • Contact Person: Liz Begovich
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Phone: 775-782-6207
    • Type(s) of volunteer opportunity: Recreation - coaching youth sports. (Volleyball/Basketball/Flag Football)  
  • Douglas County Sheriff's Department
    • Contact Person: Bernadette Smith
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Phone: 775-782-9931
    • Type(s) of volunteer opportunity: Clerical, Citizen Patrol, and sub-station duties