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Become a volunteer

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

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About Volunteering at PAWS

We have temporarily paused new volunteer orientations due to health and safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus. Our staff and animals thank you for your interest in volunteering!


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. 

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.

Click below to sign up for a volunteer orientation. You can orient and volunteer at any location! 

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