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Become a volunteer

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

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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 – the first step is attending New Volunteer Orientation!

We offer New Volunteer Orientation online nine times a month. Click the link below to complete the application for the online orientation. Following orientation, you will be eligible to sign up for volunteer shifts at either the Lincoln Park Adoption Center and/or our Medical Center. 

Online
Volunteer Orientation

Prefer to attend orientation in person? Click the link below to complete the application for in-person orientation, which takes place at the PAWS Chicago Medical Center (3516 W. 26th St.) Following orientation, you will be eligible to sign up for volunteer shifts at either the Lincoln Park Adoption Center and/or our Medical Center.

In-person
Volunteer Orientation

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!