How to help

 

We’re excited to be partnered with Community Animal Rescue Effort – C.A.R.E.

to help their cats and dogs find new, loving homes!

There are so many ways you can help out too!

Learn more about how to donate here: https://carenorthshore.org/how-to-donate

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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TO BECOME A C.A.R.E. VOLUNTEER, PLEASE FILL OUT THE ONLINE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Click here for the Volunteer Application

Volunteers are the heart and soul of C.A.R.E.™ and provide our full range of services including animal care, fostering animals, conducting adoptions, providing humane education, participating in community outreach and fundraising events.


ADOPTION CENTER VOLUNTEERS

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We have volunteer positions at our Adoption Center, including roles that directly involve animal care and those that don’t. There’s something for everyone. Kids aged 12-15 are welcome to volunteer with a parent. 16 and over can volunteer on their own. Would you like to help these sweeties and get lots of cuddles in return?

Dedicated, reliable volunteers are needed to feed, clean and socialize the cats and dogs, do administrative tasks or work with the public. Interested? Apply here: Volunteer Application


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FOSTER HOMES

C.A.R.E. relies on foster homes to provide temporary homes for some cats, dogs, kittens, and puppies awaiting adoption. Training and supplies are provided. More foster homes are desperately needed. Foster Parent Applications are available online at carenorthshore.org/foster.


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ADOPTION/OUTREACH EVENTS

Volunteers are needed for outreach, showing pets at local stores or providing information at events. A car is required because many of our events are in suburban locations, and we may need help transporting animals. To become involved in C.A.R.E. Outreach, fill out the C.A.R.E. Volunteer Application.


FOOD PANTRY OUTREACH

C.A.R.E. operates a Pet Food Pantry out of the Adoption Center twice a month and volunteers also staff the Irving Park Community Food Pantry Pet Food Corner as in Chicago. Pet food and supplies are distributed to pet owners in need so pets can remain with their families. We are seeking volunteers who can help with logistics of food transport, distribution, and aggregation. To learn more, click HERE for for details or fill out the C.A.R.E. Volunteer Application.


EDUCATION

To become a classroom speaker or help with other educational programs, please fill out the C.A.R.E. Volunteer Application.


TO BECOME A C.A.R.E. VOLUNTEER, PLEASE FILL OUT THE ONLINE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Click here for the Volunteer Application