Volunteering at DuPage County Animal Control
County Animal Control welcomes volunteers who support our mission and desire to
make a contribution to the welfare of animals in our community. Volunteers at
DuPage County Animal Care and Control play a crucial role in helping to care for
the animals, as well as provide enrichment, training and socialization for the
animals in our care.
DCACC is currently looking for
volunteers that can commit to a weekly schedule of 1-3 hours per week. We are
particularly in need of volunteers with daytime availability. The list below
describes some of the volunteer opportunities available. For more information
about current volunteer openings please contact Dina at (630) 407-2805 or email
becoming a DCACC Volunteer? Complete
a Volunteer Application online.
application has been submitted you will be contacted via email by the Volunteer
Coordinator to schedule a volunteer orientation. Please note that it may take a
few weeks before you are contacted about upcoming orientations. Once you have
attended an orientation, you will need to attend a hands-on training specific to
your volunteer assignment. The entire process from submitting an application
through being fully trained and ready to volunteer may take up to a month.
Animal Care Volunteers - Adoption Cat Room Cleaning
- Monday -
Friday 8am - 11am
- Animal care volunteers are responsible for cleaning
the adoption cat room (cleaning, feeding, grooming, and providing
Morning Dog Walkers
- Monday - Friday 8
- Dog walkers assist with getting all adoption dogs outside for their
morning potty break. After each dog has been taken out, volunteers can then
spend extra time with dogs needing additional exercise and socialization.
Dog Walker/Cat Socializer
- 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.
- Wednesdays 10:00am - 11:00am
shelter staff and adoptable pets to the DuPage County Convalescent Center to
visit with residents.
Small Animal Volunteers
animal volunteers clean, socialize and exercise adoption rabbits and other small
animals. Previous rabbit handling experience is highly recommended. Daytime
availability is desired.
Petco Adoption Cat Volunteers
- Seven days a week during store hours.
- The Wheaton Petco in
Danada East houses DuPage County Animal Care and Control adoption cats and
kittens. Volunteers clean cages, socialize cats and kittens and assist with
adoptions. For more information on joining this team of volunteers please
contact Dina at (630) 407-2805.
temporary care for domestic animals in your home until they are ready for
adoption. The majority of animals needing foster care are orphaned kittens,
however there are times that dog foster homes are needed. Animals in foster care
require cleaning, socialization, behavior modification and medical care.
more information and application for Foster Kitten Program
Volunteer Now! Click here tocomplete
a Volunteer Application online.
welcome youth volunteers. Individuals 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. Any youth that are volunteering for required service
credit must complete three months of volunteer service prior to service