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2nd Chance Thrift Shop Volunteer

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Animal Care League

  • 1 person is interested

Are you interested in supporting our mission of helping homeless animals in need, but aren’t ready to interact with the animals? Then we have a place for you here in Animal Care League’s 2nd Chance Thrift Shop! We’re in need of trustworthy and friendly volunteers who can help us sort donations, stock items, sanitize the shop, conduct monetary transactions, assist our customers, and spread the word about the life-saving work we do every day!

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Available to all volunteer levels
  • Attend Volunteer Orientation
  • Attend 2nd Chance Shop one-on-one orientation and training
  • Retail experience is a helpful but not required
  • Must have an understanding of the Animal Care League’s mission and how the 2nd Chance Thrift Shop supports the mission
  • Must also be aware of the Animal Care League’s programs and services
  • Must be able to bend and squat several times throughout the shift
  • Able to lift or carry 20 lbs
  • Possess the ability to follow direction
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must be friendly, professional, and respectful toward customers, volunteers, staff, and donors
  • Not affected by allergies to dust or cat dander

4 Shifts

  • 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
    Sundays only
  • 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM
    Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays only
  • 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
    Tuesdays only
  • 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM
    Saturdays only
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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 4 shifts


808 Harrison StreetOak Park, IL 60302



  • Customer Service
  • Retail / Sales




  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must commit to 2 volunteer shifts per month, or 15 hours every 3 months.
  • Sort and clean donations, Price and ticket individual donations for retail value, maintain shop inventory and cleanliness, and Acknowledge each person as they enter the shop.

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