Looking for a group volunteer opportunity? Volunteer at TAILS!


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


2250 Barber Greene RoadDeKalb, IL 60115


If you’re looking for a service day with an animal shelter, consider signing your team, group, organization or company up to assist at TAILS Humane Society!

TAILS can offer you a few options:

1.) Crafting Crews: These group crafting sessions enable your team to help the animals in a practical way by creating toys and other enrichment items using everyday recyclable materials.

2.) Service Day: In addition to making toys and beds for our cats and dogs, we also offer a handful of other hands-on opportunities for those groups that want to get down and dirty to help us take care of some of our daily chores that keep the shelter running smoothly. These involve cleaning tasks at the shelter.

3.) Donation Drive: Volunteers can offer to host a donation drive, using the TAILS wishlist. Items collected count for a specific amount of volunteer time. TAILS will coordinate a time to provide a humane education tour to the volunteers as a thank you for hosting a donation drive.

To help us in the facilitation of these events, we ask groups to schedule at least one month in advance, giving you time to collect supplies for the crafts and plan your session. Groups are booked on weekdays (provided the space is available) from either 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Some weekend dates are available but do fill up quickly.

All groups must sign our waiver, dress code agreement and follow the TAILS dress code while completing a service day at the shelter. Groups with volunteers under the age of 16 must have an adult supervisor (18 years+) for every 3-4 individuals.


  • Community Outreach
  • Fundraising

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 5
  • 3 hours
  • If under 16 years of age, must have supervision

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