Teach your kids the importance of looking after animals in need and giving back. Paws Chicago Rescue Centre is always looking for volunteers so make a day of it while you’re visiting this great city and lend a helping hand.
PAWS Chicago Family Volunteering
What you need to know
PAWS Chicago accepts children between the ages of 12 and 17 to volunteer with the homeless pets through their Family Services Programme. You will have a direct impact on how many animals the centre is able to save each year, and your kids will love helping these poor animals out.
How will you make a difference?
There are actually a number of different programmes available for families and each programme will help animals in need.
What will you do?
Adoption Centre Preparation Team
Here you’ll help clean rooms, socialise animals, assist with administrative tasks and prepare the Adoption Centre for opening each day. You’ll help to keep a safe and clean environment for the homeless animals.
Pet Food Bank Attendant
The Pet Food Bank Programme has been around since 2008 and is run almost entirely by volunteers. The Pet Food Bank gets donated items and helps to provide emergency assistance to families who are in trouble like facing unemployment, foreclosure, or other financial crises. This programme helps them to keep their pets. Here you’ll answer phone calls and emails, register people for the programme, organise donations, and pack and distribute supplies.
PAWS Chicago volunteers help at-risk communities through education and outreach. Here you will be a loyal animal supporter and help educate the community on the importance of issues like pet homelessness, dog fighting, puppy mills, spay/neuter and the No Kill movement.
Other Important Information
This type of volunteering opportunity is not a live-in option, but you will help out at different time-slots each day depending on the programme that you sign up for. If you’re heading to Chicago, then this is a great way to volunteer your services to help protect animals while having an adventure holiday at the same time.
Visit their website to take part in helping homeless animals.