Adult Volunteers

Preparing Animals For Their Forever Families

Volunteering The Anti-Cruelty Society means more than just spending time with cats and dogs; it’s about preparing animals for their forever families, facilitating the creation of life-long bonds, and networking with other animal-loving people along the way.

Whether you choose to help at our main adoption center at 510 N. LaSalle Drive, or you want to connect at our satellite facility at 1101 S. Canal Street, or whether you can make a long or short commitment to help, there are many ways you can help us in our mission to assist Chicago’s animals that are most in need.


Adult Volunteer Opportunities

At LaSalle St. Adoption Center

The Anti-Cruelty Society’s primary location at LaSalle and Grand in Chicago’s River North community offers comprehensive services including the adoption center, shelter, clinic, and education and training center.

Given the volume of activity and  the number of animals served at LaSalle and Grand, there are many volunteer opportunities from hands on Level 1  through advanced care. 

Opportunities at this Location

Reading Buddies 
Level One Opportunities 
Advanced Volunteer Opportunities 
Group Volunteer Opportunities 


At the Everyday Adoption Center (South Loop PetSmart) 

The Anti-Cruelty Society has an adoption center in the South Loop PetSmart® known as the Everyday Adoption Center (EAC). The South Loop PetSmart location is located at 1101 S. Canal St. The adoption center is staffed by employees of The Anti-Cruelty Society and supported by volunteers. The following are volunteer programs at the EAC.

Opportunities at this Location

Reading Buddies 
Animal Care


In the Community

If you’re looking for a way to get involved outside of the shelter, or are currently unable to make a one-year commitment to one of our on-site programs, consider taking part in one of our off site volunteer programs.

Volunteer in the Community


In your Home

We know you really want to help but sometimes you are not able to come to one of our facilities or go out into the community. There are still opportunities for you to volunteer to help The Anti-Cruelty Society. 

Volunteer at Home


Other Programs

Learn about additional ways to get involved with The Anti-Cruelty Society. 

Other Adult Volunteers