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Available Volunteer Positions
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Dog Handlers get paired with an adoptable dog at our weekly adoption event at Petco in Schaumburg, which is held every Saturday from 10:30 am until 2:00 pm. You’ll be responsible for showing your dog to potential adopters during the event and answering or redirecting their questions. Split shifts are available and there is no minimum participation requirement. Come every week or for just one event – all help is welcome!
As a foster parent, you’ll nurture our dogs until they’re adopted, which can take from a few weeks to several months. Most dogs are adopted within a month. All food and supplies are provided at no cost to you and medical expenses are covered by Chicagoland Dog Rescue. You’ll work with a seasoned volunteer to find the foster dog that is right for you, and you’ll never be pressured to take in a dog that isn’t a good fit for your household.
Special Event Crew
Do you have a car and an hour or two available to help? Sometimes our foster parents need help transporting their dogs to and from adoption events or vet appointments in Schaumburg. Volunteers in the Peoria, Springfield, Bloomington, Galesburg, Peru/LaSalle or Chicago area are also needed to help transport trucks full of dogs from kill shelters to no-kill rescues all over the Chicagoland area. Rescue missions are run weekly and are broken into several legs. This is a unique opportunity to help rescue DOZENS of dogs in just a few short hours.