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Become a volunteer

Have a little time to spare? Consider helping homeless pets.

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Volunteers are the life force of PAWS Chicago. They touch every aspect of our operations and provide the highest-quality care for our pets. This work enables us to magnify our impact and save more lives. Last year, our volunteers donated enough hours to equal the work of 50 full-time employees.

By joining PAWS Chicago’s team of dedicated volunteers, you’ll build strong relationships with other like-minded volunteers, the animal-loving community, and of course, the animals themselves. Working together, we will build a No Kill community where all healthy and treatable pets are saved.

Check out our Volunteer Roles to find the right fit for you.

Sign Up for a New Volunteer Orientation today!

The first step in becoming a PAWS Chicago volunteer is attending a New Volunteer Orientation where you will learn about PAWS Chicago and the many ways you can help as a volunteer.

Lincoln Park Adoption Center

1997 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago. SIGN UP

North Shore Adoption Center

1616 Deerfield Road, Highland Park SIGN UP

Medical Center

3516 W. 26th St., Chicago SIGN UP

Under 18?

Visit our Junior Volunteers and Family Service Opportunities.