Junior and Family Volunteering | PAWS Chicago

Junior and Family Volunteering

Getting the entire family involved.

An Early Start for Giving Back

PAWS Chicago's Youth Volunteer Program enables children ages 12 to 17 to volunteer with a parent or legal guardian to help homeless pets together.

Become a Family Service Volunteer - get started by filling out this application.


Volunteer Opportunities

Overview

As part of the Family Service  Adoption Center Preparation Team, you will help PAWS Chicago maintain a clean and safe environment for our homeless animals.

Duties include:

  • Cleaning animal suites
  • Socializing animals
  • Assisting with administrative tasks
  • Preparing the Adoption Center for opening on weekends 

Helpful Skills

  • Passion for animals
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to work as a team

Location and Hours

Lincoln Park Adoption Center
1997 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
Weekends, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Training

  • New Family Service Orientation 

Advanced Opportunities

  • Family Service Host

Overview

The weekends are certainly a fun time at the Adoption Center. With so many guests visiting the shelter throughout each day, PAWS Chicago greatly benefits from the help of our Family Service Greeters.

As a greeters, you will assist guests when they first enter the Adoption Center by answering questions and directing them through the Adoption Center.

Helpful Skills

  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Customer service skills
  • Ability to work as a team

Location and Hours

Lincoln Park Adoption Center
1997 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
Weekends, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Training

  • New Family Service Orientation

Advanced Volunteer Opportunities

  • Host Family

Overview

As part of the Medical Center team, you will help PAWS Chicago maintain a clean and safe environment for our homeless animals.

Duties include:

  • Help clean areas of the Medical Center
  • Assist with laundry and dishes  ​
  • Assist with special projects or administrative tasks
  • Socialize animals

Helpful Skills

  • Passion for animals
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to work as a team

Location and Hours

Medical Center
3516 W. 26th St.
Chicago, IL 60623
Weekends, 8 a.m. – 12 noon

Training

  • New Family Service Orientation

 

 

 

Advanced Volunteer Opportunities

  • Host family