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PPSP Administrative Assistant

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Animal Care League

  • 2 people are interested

We’re in need of empathetic and hard-working volunteers who can assist us with the logistics of distributing pet food to those in need. In addition to coordinating care package deliveries, PPSP Administrative Assistants will help community members in need of other support services such as veterinary care, pet fees, grooming, training services, yard fencing, etc., by following up with respondents about these needs. Additionally, this volunteer will help maintain food and donation log receipts, solicit donations, and conduct research as needed.

Candidates for the PPSP Administrative Assistant volunteer position must be passionate about providing social services to pet owners in need. This person must also be able to maintain the flow of incoming food and supply requests and will report to the Executive Director. This is expected to be a fast-paced position with responsibilities that include writing correspondence, engaging with the public, data entry, managing and distributing information to program staff, and maintaining records of people/resources/partners/food served. Candidates must enjoy working solo and with a team in an office environment, must maintain professionalism at all times, as well as possess a strong work ethic, and good attention to detail.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Available to all volunteer levels
  • Attended our New Volunteer Orientation
  • Completed Shelter Safety Training
  • Minimum of 1-year administrative experience is preferred
  • Experience in practical social work is preferred
  • Attend Event Orientation (after 30 hours of service)
  • Must be comfortable with working remotely and/or physically being in the shelter, depending on candidate’s preference
  • Must be honest and trustworthy
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must have basic math skills
  • Must have basic computer skills
  • Must be able to navigate and operate Google Suite operating systems
  • Must be comfortable with interacting with the public
  • Must be comfortable with soliciting donations and services
  • Must be a self-starter and problem solver
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Must be respectful toward animals and people

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Self-direct tasks as outlined by the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Conduct research as needed
  • Conduct several mediums of correspondence
  • Maintain records of people/resources/partners/food served
  • Coordinate and distribute information to program staff
  • Maintain the flow of incoming food and supply requests
  • Maintain food donation and recipient logs
  • Contact Pet Food Pantry requestees to confirm the frequency of need
  • Advocate our mission, values, and services to members of our community
  • Solicit donations from businesses
  • Must commit to at least 4 volunteer shifts per month
  • Other tasks as assigned

In addition to possessing the required skills and education requirements, candidates with English-Spanish bilingual linguistic capabilities would be preferred.

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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.

Crisis Support


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1003 GarfieldOak Park, IL 60304



  • Market Research
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Program Management
  • Community Outreach




  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8-10 hours per week.

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