Volunteering at DuPage County Animal Care and Control
County Animal Care and Control (DCACC) welcomes volunteers who support our mission and desire to
make a contribution to the welfare of animals in our community. Volunteers at
DCACC 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.
The DCACC building located at 120 N. County Farm Road, is undergoing Phase I of shelter improvements. During the construction (approximately January - May of
2016) some of the volunteer opportunities will be temporarily suspended.
Please see below for the primary volunteer positions that are currently in need:
- Cat room cleaners - morning
- Cat socializers - afternoon availability
and small animal cage cleaners and socializers - daytime availability
Interested in 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
Animal Care Volunteers - Adoption Cat Room Cleaning
- Monday - Friday 8:00am - 11:00am
- Animal care volunteers are
responsible for cleaning the adoption cat room (cleaning, feeding, grooming,
and providing exercise).
suspended due to Phase I Shelter Improvements. New dog volunteer opportunities
will resume in June 2016.
- Monday - Friday 8:00am
walkers assist with getting all adoption dogs outside for their morning potty
- Volunteers spend
time with dogs needing additional exercise, socialization and training.
Cat Socializers with daytime availability are
needed during Phase I Shelter Improvements.
- Mon. & Thurs 12:00pm - 7:00pm;
Tues.,Wed., Fri. 12:00pm - 4:30pm
- Volunteer to groom and exercise adoption cats.
- Wednesdays 10:00am - 11:00am
- Accompany shelter
staff and adoptable pets to the DuPage County Convalescent Center to visit
Small Animal Volunteers
Volunteers with daytime availability are needed during Phase I Shelter
- Small 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
Currently seeking additional Petco
Adoption Cat Volunteers
- Seven days a week during store
- 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)
Foster Care Program
Currently seeking foster homes for
dogs and kittens
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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 requirement deadlines.
For more information
about specific programs please call Dina at (630) 407-2805 or email email@example.com