Volunteer Opportunities

Pets Are Like Family has many different kinds of volunteer opportunities:

Pet Care 101 workshop facilitators
Crisis Hotline volunteers
Pet Pantry volunteers
Outreach volunteers
Fundraising volunteers
In Home Pet Counselors

If you are interested in volunteering with PALF, send an email to volunteer@petsarelikefamily.org or call the hotline at

There are also lots of other great animal welfare organizations around Chicago that are always in need of good volunteers. Some animal shelters need help walking dogs and petting cats. Some need help grooming the pets so they look their best in the adoption room. Rescue organizations don’t have shelter facilities and therefore, house all their animals in foster homes. Every rescue is always in need of more foster homes. And all shelters, rescues and other animal welfare organizations are non-profit entities, so they are always in need of fundraising assistance. If you are interested in helping Chicago’s animals in need, check out these organizations and the volunteer opportunities they provide. The animals would really appreciate it.