Children's Activity Center (CAC)

At this time our Children’s Activity Center (CAC) programs and children-related opportunities are undergoing changes and not currently available, but we hope and expect this to change in the near future. Please stay tuned!

Volunteers Are Critical To Fulfilling The Mission Of The The Shade Tree.

Other volunteer opportunities are always changing and shifting, so if you would like to discuss a unique opportunity, please reach out to us.

Note: The Shade Tree does not accept volunteers needing court-ordered community service for any felony or misdemeanor.

Note: Volunteers are not approved to sign-up for shifts until they have completed a CANS background check and attended an on-site or virtual orientation with the volunteer coordinator. You will be contacted after your application is submitted with details on our process. 

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We are always in need of Assistance with:

Assisting kitchen staff with serving clients breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner.

Sorting, organizing and moving donations.

Educating on topics such as: resume writing, interview skills, financial literacy and budgeting, technology training, parenting, support groups, yoga, fitness, etc.

Catering, holidays, off-site and on-site.

Frequently Asked Questions

Of course! However, while The Shade Tree partners and works closely with Noah’s Animal House, we do not schedule or arrange volunteers for them. Please reach out directly to Noah’s Animal House. They’d love to have you!

The minimum age to volunteer at The Shade Tree is 10 years of age. Volunteers 10-15 years old must volunteer with and be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult at all times. Anyone that is 16 or older may volunteer without a parent present. However, any volunteer under the age of 18 must have a minor consent form signed by their parent or legal guardian and returned to the volunteer coordinator or point of contact prior to beginning their volunteer service.     

The Shade Tree does not accept court-ordered community service, however, if you need to complete hours for educational purposes, we may be able to accommodate this request.  

Yes. All staff, volunteers, and interns are required to pass a background check prior to beginning service or employment with The Shade Tree. This ensures everyone is safe on-site during their time with The Shade Tree.

All volunteers must be presentable and respectful to our clients and personnel. Very short shorts, tops that reveal bare skin such as halter tops and tank tops, and/or explicit or graphic tops are not appropriate. Volunteers must wear closed toe shoes at all times (no flip flops, sandals, or any other footwear prone to slipping/falling off).      

Yes, we always welcome individual or group opportunities! There is no minimum or maximum number, however all group members must consent to a background check and be approved prior to arriving for an on-site volunteer opportunity. Also note our facility is small and some spaces are limited, so groups may sometimes be asked to split up to best accommodate the needs and limitations of the shelter.

Yes, with approval.

Yes, with approval.

Thank You

Thank you again for expressing your interest in The Shade Tree and donating your time to us. We are only able to offer the many services and experiences we do because of the efforts of volunteers like yourself.

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