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Greater Chicago Ferret Association

  • 3 people are interested
Play Time
The Ferrets get out for 30 minutes everyday.

If you're interested in learning more about ferret care, health, medication, illness and being surrounded by other ferret owners with a lot of experience, volunteering at the shelter may be for you! Please read about the work required at the shelter on the Volunteer Information page. It's not a glamorous job, but it is an educational and rewarding one.

We are looking for volunteers 18 years or older, that can come in on a regular schedule so that we can ensure all ferrets get their daily playtime and medication in a timely manner. (16+ is allowed with parent/guardian)

After reading the Volunteer Information page, please contact Andrew Weber at andrew.weber@gcfa.com - OR - simply fill out our volunteer form and we will get back to you! Thank you!

Volunteer Form: http://bit.ly/gcfa-volunteer

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About Greater Chicago Ferret Association


N/A, Lyons, IL 60534, US

Mission Statement

MISSION : The Greater Chicago Ferret Association (GCFA) is a non-for-profit ferret shelter and club that exists to educate the public about the domestic ferret as pets as well as the care and shelter of neglected, abused or abandoned ferrets.


ABOUTUS: The GCFA is the sole no-kill ferret shelter servicing the Northeastern Illinois area since 1987. The GCFA does not receive federal, state or local tax dollars and relies on donations and fundraising activities. Since our inception, the GCFA and its volunteers who dedicate countless hours each year have rescued over 5500 ferrets; the majority of which have been adopted or fostered out to their forever homes.

Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


N/ALyons, IL 60534






  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per shift
  • Volunteering looks VERY impressive on college appl

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