Volunteer | PAWS Chicago

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Feed your soul with snuggles. 

Helping homeless pets is just as rewarding for you as it is for them. Maybe more. For every walk, you get unbridled tail wags. For every clean bed, eyes filled with gratitude. For every meal, a happy head bump.  

Volunteer today and help us continue to save lives and expand services for these incredible animals. It takes a village to fulfill the mission of a No Kill Chicago. We couldn’t do this without you. 


Sign up to volunteer at any PAWS location:

Nan & Wayne Kocourek Medical Center

Give love and care to our newest arrivals: puppies and kittens, sick and injured pets, and spay/neuter patients.

Pippen Fasseas Adoption Center

Play with, socialize, train, and care for adoptable pets, and help them find their families.


Support events, spread our message, and work directly in under-resourced communities.

What's volunteering like?

“The dogs appreciate even the smallest of acts, and it melts your heart.” 

Cristal Powell 

“Matching a family with their cat is such a fulfilling experience!” 

Trish Albertini  

“I can get my dog fix whenever I want (or need).” 

Alicia Haruska 

“He’d lean into me for pets and his eyes would twinkle with happiness.” 

Sarah Francek