• Volunteering to help animals?

    Profile photo of lizforanimalrights16

    Over a year ago

    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.

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  • Profile photo of emmejo

    Over a year ago

    A quick websearch turned up a bunch of places in Chicago

    Chicago Area Shelter Alliance ( ) 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.

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  • Profile photo of SaraAnn-C

    Over a year ago

    Hey @lizforanimalrights16,

    Definitely call your local animal shelters, they are always in need of help. 🙂

    ~Sara Ann from peta2

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  • Profile photo of LittleLotte

    Over a year ago

    There are probably several animal shelters in your area that would welcome the support. You should be able to use your local classifieds/directory to find them.

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