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Afternoon Caregiver

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Tree House Humane Society

  • 7 people are interested

Purpose of Position:

Afternoon Caregivers help staff maintain sanitary and tidy colony rooms for resident cats and help with basic care such as feeding. With volunteer support throughout the day, staff is able to focus on maintaining a stress-free work environment which helps the cats remain friendly and sociable, plus keeps their immune systems functioning optimally so that they can get adopted quickly!

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Scoop litter boxes, refill water bowls, and spot clean colony rooms.
  • Feed residents cats in colony rooms according to established schedule.
  • Wash and fold cat blankets and bedding.
  • Light building maintenance such as sweeping, mopping, window cleaning, etc.
  • Clean and sanitize cat carriers and crates.
  • Other duties as requested.


  • 18+ years old (or accompanied by parent/legal guardian).
  • Must love cats!
  • Be willing to roll up your sleeves to do the dirty work.
  • Appropriate interpersonal skills for team activities and ability to work independently.
  • Possess basic range of motion and energy to complete simple tasks such as sweeping, mopping, scooping litter boxes, lifting and carrying small items.

Training Volunteer Will Receive:

  • Proper cleaning and sanitation procedures for cat shelters.
  • Cat body language and appropriate cat-human interaction skills.

How to Apply:

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteer@TreeHouseAnimals.org.

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About Tree House Humane Society


7225 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60645, US

Mission Statement

Tree House is a humane organization that promotes the inherent value of every animal and strives to educate the public about proper and responsible animal care, with a focus on the care and placement of stray cats with special physical and emotional needs. We are committed to finding every healthy and treatable animal a home.


Since its founding, Tree House has created innovative and progressive approaches to animal welfare that not only enhance the lives of companion animals in our community, but also bring a greater awareness of animal welfare issues to the general public.

Admission/Adoption: Tree House’s primary mission centers around the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of sick, injured, abused, and neglected cats. Since our founding in 1971, Tree House has rescued and adopted more than 25,000 cats.

Spay/Neuter Program: Tree House has sterilized more than 30,000 animals through public spay/neuter as well as our Community Cats/T-N-R (trap-neuter-return) program.



We'll work with your schedule.


7225 N. Western Ave.Chicago, IL 60645



  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking




  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours/weekly

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