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Dog Enrichment

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Animal Care League

  • 3 people are interested

Dog Enrichment volunteers assist with keeping our adoptable dogs entertained to help their way to adoption! This volunteer will assist through providing enrichment via preparing and distributing Kong toys, creating "busy boxes," and providing sensory stimulation to our dogs; giving feedback on progress to staff; and help promote the dogs for adoption through maintaining enrichment programs such as Click for Quiet.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Available to all volunteer levels
  • Attend Volunteer Orientation
  • Possess a basic understanding of dog behavior
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Possess the ability to follow direction
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Enjoys interacting with shelter dogs
  • Able to lift and carry at least 15 lbs
  • Must be able to bend, squat, and stand for extended periods
  • Must be respectful toward dog and people

3 Shifts

  • afternoon / 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
  • 03:00 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, animalcareleague.org.

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 3 shifts


1011 GarfieldOak Park, IL 60304



  • Animal Therapy




  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers must commit to at least 2 volunteer shifts per month, or 15 hours every 3 months.
  • Able to quickly learn and give dogs commands for treats (i.e., “sit”), Understand general policies and procedures of the shelter dog spaces, and can NOT put fingers inside kennels or open kennels while animals are inside

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