Junior and Family Volunteering | PAWS Chicago

Junior and Family Volunteering

Getting the entire family involved.

An Early Start for Giving Back

We are thrilled to resume welcoming new junior volunteers via our Family Service program!

Family Service new volunteer orientations are now held online via Zoom. Our Family Service volunteer program is open to volunteers ages 12-17, and youth volunteers serve together with their parent or legal guardian. Due to building capacity limits due to the coronavirus, this program is currently only open to new volunteers at our Medical Center (3516 W. 26th St). To submit a Family Service volunteer application and select an orientation class, please click the link below. The animals thank you for your interest in volunteering with PAWS Chicago!


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Volunteer Opportunities


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



  • New Family Service Orientation



Advanced Volunteer Opportunities

  • Host family