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General Shelter Support

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ORGANIZATION: Animal Care League

  • 34 people are interested

We are in need of volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of our animals by cleaning and sanitizing throughout the shelter! General Shelter Support (GSS) volunteers play a crucial role in caring for the basic needs of the animals residing in our shelter. This volunteer will assist the Animal Care staff with supportive tasks: sanitize animal areas/enclosures, litter pans, dog crates, bowls, and toys; laundry; sweep and mop common areas; assist with trash/recycling collection; fill food, water, and litter bins; put away supply deliveries, and other duties as assigned. Our animals make a lot of dishes and laundry, so this person should be hard-working, and ready to help our Animal Care staff to ensure that our animals are receiving the best care possible as they wait for their forever homes!


Main shelter: 1011 Garfield, Oak Park, IL. 60304


Sunday - Monday





Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Available to all volunteer levels
  • Attend our New Volunteer Orientation
  • Must be able to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Possess the ability to follow direction
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent multi-tasker
  • Must be comfortable and willing to assist with any supportive tasks as assigned by the animal care team
  • Able to lift and carry up to 40 lbs
  • Must be able to bend, squat, and stand for extended periods
  • Must be respectful toward animals and people
  • Must be comfortable in an environment with animals of all sizes and temperaments, loud noises, varying temperaments, comfortable handling cleaning agents, as well as being exposed to animal excrement
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Follow written step-by-step instructions
  • Self-direct tasks as outlined on task boards
  • Assist the Animal Care staff with supportive tasks as directed
  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, sanitize and restock animal areas/enclosures, deep clean common areas, laundry, assist with trash/recycling collection, and put away supply deliveries
  • Must commit to at least 2 volunteer shifts per month
  • Understand general policies and procedures of the shelter
  • Must be able to work with little supervision
  • Able to operate washing, drying, and dishwashing machines
Can NOT put fingers inside kennels or open kennels while animals are inside

Apply for volunteer opportunities at Animal Care League here:

4 Shifts

  • morning / 08:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
  • 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • evening / 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
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About Animal Care League


1011 Garfield, Oak Park, IL 60304, US

Mission Statement

Animal Care League is committed to providing shelter, medical care, and comfort to animals in need; reducing animal overpopulation; and acting as a community resource, thus promoting the human/animal bond.


The Animal Care League is a limited admission shelter located in Oak Park. We help homeless cats, dogs and other small animals by providing them food, shelter, medical attention and love until we can find them a loving home. As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, we depend on the generosity of our communities to help us meet our goals of finding new homes for as many animals as possible each year. If you are in interested in helping, please visit our "Supporting the ACL" page on our website,

If you are looking to add a new member to your family, you can view our animals that are up for adoption by clicking on the respective pictures. Please feel free to give us a call to make further inquiries about our animals at 708-848-8155.




We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 4 shifts


1011 GarfieldOak Park, IL 60304



  • Housekeeping




  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must commit to at least 2 volunteer shifts per month, or 12 hours every 3 months.
  • Assist the Animal Care staff with supportive tasks as directed Understand the general policies and procedures of the shelter

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