Evening and Weekend Volunteer Opportunities

Who They Are

Desert Sage Auxiliary, certified in May 2001, was formed to complement the fundraising and philanthropic efforts of the chapter. Desert Sage provides an opportunity for those who wish to give service to the community but have limited daytime hours to volunteer. The focus of Desert Sage is to provide assistance for children and adults in the community.

What They Do

Desert Sage shares responsibility for chapter programs by volunteering several Saturdays a year dressing children for Operation School Bell® as well as staffing the Assistance League Thrift Shop the third Saturday of each month. Members also work four evenings a year to help process donations in the Thrift Shop.

Desert Sage also has its own programs which include the following:

    • Desert Sage Auxiliary Angel’s Assistance Program provides services to local hospitals and clinics.
      • Memory Boxes are given to parents who have lost a child at birth. Forever In My Heart grief bags are given to patients who suffer a loss under 20 weeks gestation in the Emergency Room.
      • Tray favors are holiday gift bags that are given to pediatric patients at two local hospitals.
      • Health kits and blankets are given to prenatal families in need.
      • Shadow Buddies™ dolls are provided to a pediatric oncology clinic for children with cancer.
    • Pocket Books provide early readers with hand illustrated books, written by Desert Sage members, that children can take home for their own libraries.
    • Help for HOPE Scholars provides laptop computers to incoming students who are accepted into the UNLV HOPE Scholars Program as well as gift cards provided throughout each academic year.

Desert Sage Auxiliary also has its own fundraising events:

    • ChariTea, which is a direct mail fundraiser, sends a beautiful card with a tea bag to “friends of DS,” asking them to send a donation while relaxing with a cup of tea and reading about our programs.
    • An annual fundraising event which may include a silent auction, the sale of elegant holiday gift baskets, or an evening of entertainment with dinner and live performances by members of the Las Vegas headliners.

Desert Sage Auxiliary members work side-by-side with chapter members on other Assistance League programs and events.

Meetings and How to Join

Meetings are held at the chapter facility, 6446 W Charleston Blvd, on the first Tuesday of each month, except July.  A pot luck dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a business meeting at 7:00 p.m.  Generally, there is an opportunity to work on philanthropic programs before the business meeting.

Click here for the Desert Sage Interest Form

Contact us:

Desert Sage Auxiliary
(702) 870-2002