Hello my fellow Peta2 members,
I was wondering if any of you can give me examples (a list would be just perfect) of places where I can volunteer to help animals? For safety reasons, I am not going to specify exactly where I live just know it’s near Chicago (not directly downtown though) I live in the suburbs. I need examples of where I can volunteer my time to help animals (maybe once a week here another week at another place.)
Do any of you know of like maybe farm organizations that save animals from slaughterhouses where I can volunteer? Or maybe an animal shelter? Or a wildlife rehabilitation center? ETC. If you guys can give organizations that I can join or places I can go that would be widely appreciated. I need to start my community service hours for both key club and NHS (National Honors Society) and I might as well volunteer my hours somewhere I like.
Thank you all very much. PS: I ‘have’ a ‘job’ so I will only be able to volunteer once a week, and please pick a variety of places.
A quick websearch turned up a bunch of places in Chicago
Chicago Area Shelter Alliance ( http://casachicago.org/ ) might be a good place to start. They have links to a bunch of different animal welfare organizations.
When you contact the shelter, make sure to mention you want to do it as community service hours. At the shelter I work at, we have different procedures for that and extra volunteer slots with different jobs that don’t need to be done daily.