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Become a volunteer

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

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Volunteering at PAWS

Volunteers are the life force of PAWS Chicago.


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.

Volunteers are integral to the PAWS Chicago No Kill mission and touch every aspect of our operations. Volunteer opportunities are available in person at our Lincoln Park Adoption Center (1997 N. Clybourn Ave) and our Medical Center (3516 W. 26th St.) Remote opportunities are also available for volunteers to support our lifesaving work virtually!

Joining the PAWS Chicago volunteer team is fun and easy! We are now offering New Volunteer Orientation online. Please click below to complete the online application and begin your volunteer journey with PAWS Chicago.

Questions? Email volunteers@pawschicago.org and one of our Operations Support Volunteers will respond to your inquiry. Thank you for wanting to help homeless pets! 

PAWS Chicago
Volunteer Orientation