Step 1 – Learn More
Review the volunteer positions currently available here. Once you know more about our roles, click here to fill out our Night Shepherd Volunteer Application.  We will reach out to you with more information once we have scheduled a quarterly Volunteer Orientation.

Step 2 – Attend a Volunteer Orientation
Attend a one-hour Volunteer Orientation Session to become familiar with our program, philosophy, needs, policies, procedures and expectations. All orientation attendees will be provided with written information about The Night Shepherd Greater Los Angeles.

Step 3 – Volunteer Application
Complete and and submit the Volunteer Application online. Upon receipt, we will notify you and begin to process your application which may take 2-4 weeks. Due to the nature of our work, select volunteer positions must successfully complete a criminal background check every 3 years. The Night Shepherd does not employ or utilize as a volunteer any individual who has been convicted of a crime that (a) victimizes children, (b) is sexual in nature, or (c) involves violence, fraud, or significant theft. 

Step 4 - Welcome
When all the steps have been satisfactorily completed, we will contact you to officially welcome you and to update you on next steps based on the opportunities in which you are interested.

Questions? Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page. If your questions aren’t answered, please reach us at