The City of Chicago is currently in Phase Four: "Gradually Resume." Many City services have adjusted hours or locations and may require health screens prior to entering their physical spaces. Please call ahead or visit any department's website to get additional details, or visit chicago.gov/covid-19.
Please note that due to COVID-19 all current volunteer shifts have been cancelled and new volunteer orientations have been limited until further notice. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, keep checking back for further instructions. We are hopeful to be able to onboard new volunteers later in the summer.
No matter what your experience level is, you will have the opportunity to provide hands-on care fro the pets available for Adoption at Animal Care & Control. We currently have the following volunteer opportunities available:
You can volunteer at the shelter between the hours of 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. almost any day of the year!
Sign up for one of our general volunteer orientations. We hope to see you soon!
Interested candidates should plan to attend our next Volunteer Information session:.
We will be discussing how the shelter operates, different volunteer opportunities, and will be providing a tour. If you haven't already done so, you'll be completing your volunteer application at the session so be sure to have the following information when you attend:
The orientation will be held in our auditorium at Chicago Animal Care & Control - 2741 S. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60608. Once you attend orientation, you will receive information to be fingerprinted and once complete, you will attend a training for the volunteer position you are interested in.
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