Begin spring training by walking shelter dogs!


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2250 Barber Greene RdDeKalb, IL 60115


PURPOSE OF POSITION: To help ensure that the shelter dogs receive at least the minimum recommended number of walks/exercise each day and to better prepare the shelter dogs for adoption/transition in their new homes. Volunteer Dog Walkers assist from 7-9AM or between the hours of 4-6:30PM. We are currently recruiting Volunteers for all weekday mornings from 7-9AM and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday evenings from 4-6PM.

Provide shelter dogs with adequate walks
Answer questions from the public in accordance with TAILS policies/procedures
Clean/sanitize any dog supplies used during assigned shift
Inform TAILS Animal Care Staff of any animal behavior, temperament or health issues
Maintain a high level of communication with TAILS Animal Care Staff

Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older to be a Volunteer Dog Walker.

Note: For safety reasons, individuals with special needs and/or who are under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by an authorized and designated parent supervisor (18 years+) who will submit their own TAILS Volunteer application, Volunteer fee and attend the Volunteer Open House, trainings and accompany the Volunteer for all Volunteer assignments/shifts. This must be a parent of the individual Volunteer. There are no exceptions.


  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Veterinary

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours each week

Report this opportunity

Report this opportunity

Engage your employees, consumers, or students! VolunteerMatch provides the tools that make community involvement easy.