Help Tails Humane Society tidy up the shelter as a Brooms & Brushes Volunteer


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


2250 Barber Greene RdDeKalb, IL 60115

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Brooms & Brushes Volunteers assist with daily general shelter duties, keeping the shelter clean and organized for our animals, visitors and staff. Volunteers aid in general shelter duties, including but not limited to, washing windows, sweeping and mopping, cleaning dishes, rotating laundry, cleaning and sanitizing hard plastic items, organizing and cleaning shelter rooms, refilling water bowls throughout the shelter, spot cleaning dog/puppy runs, opening and shredding newspaper, organizing donations, emptying the garbage and recycling, etc.

Brooms & Brushes Volunteers must be able to volunteer during our routine shifts. Routine shifts are 2-3 hours in length and are available from 7-9AM or 9-11AM weekday mornings, 12-3PM both weekday and weekend afternoons, and 4-6 or 4-7PM weekday evenings.

This volunteer role does not have age restrictions. However, for insurance purposes, 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 orientation, trainings and accompany the Volunteer for all Volunteer assignments/shifts. This must be a parent or legal guardian of the individual Volunteer. There are no exceptions.

This volunteer role will require lifting, bending, cleaning, and multi-tasking.


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

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours weekly

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