The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Volunteering at DuPage County Animal Control

DuPage County Animal Control welcomes volunteers who support our purposes and desire to make a contribution to the welfare of animals in our community.
The list below describes what some of our Volunteers do at the Shelter.

Interested in becoming a DCACC Volunteer?   Click here tocomplete a Volunteer Application online.

Animal Care Volunteers

  • Monday - Friday 8am - 11am
  • Animal care volunteers are responsible for cleaning our adoption cats (cleaning, feeding, grooming, and providing exercise).

Dog Walker/Cat Fancier

  • Mon. &Thurs 12:00pm - 7:00pm; Tues.,Wed., Fri. 12:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Volunteer to walk, and exercise adoption dogs and groom & exercise adoption cats.

Animal Pals

  • Wednesdays 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Accompany shelter staff and adoptable pets to the DuPage Convalescent Center to visit with residents.

Special Event Volunteer

  • Represent the shelter and handle animals at special events and/or help with fundraising activities.  Contact Dina at (630) 407-2800 or for more information.

Foster Care

Volunteer Now!  Click here tocomplete a Volunteer Application online



We welcome youth volunteers, under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent at all times. Both the youth and the parent must fill out a volunteer application.
For more information about specific programs please call (630) 407-2800 or email