Teens Who Care

Perfect Way for Teens to Give Back

Do you want to be part of an organization that has been committed to caring for and protecting animals since 1899? The Teens Who Care program may be the perfect way for you to give back! 

The Teens Who Care volunteer program gives teens ages 13–17 an opportunity to volunteer throughout different departments at The Anti-Cruelty Society. Youth can earn service hours, hone job skills, learn about animal behavior, and more in this exciting hands-on volunteer program. 

Learn more about the program below!

Program Requirements

  • Must attend at least 3 Shelter Service Day meetings within the same year of the Teens Who Care session for which you are applying 
  • Able to commit to program attendance requirements 
  • Able to work independently or on a team 
  • Able to lift up to 25 lbs. 
  • Positive attitude 
  • Eagerness to learn 
  • Professional demeanor 
  • Commitment to The Anti-Cruelty Society mission and philosophies 
  • Must submit an application

Program Responsibilities

Teens Who Care volunteers will provide support by helping with:

  • Cleaning Assistance
  • Enrichment Construction
  • Office Assistance
  • Special Event Assistance
  • Plant Care
  • Animal Socialization

Have questions? Email teens@anticruelty.org or call 312-644-8095.


Winter 2022
Orientation: Friday December 16 (4:30pm - 6:30pm)
Program Days: December 27. 28, 29; January 3, 4, 5
Program Hours: 10am - 1:30pm
Application Deadline: Sunday December 4, 2022
Apply for Winter 2022 Now!

 


Spring 2023
Orientation: Monday March 27 (4:30pm - 6:30pm)
Program Days: April 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Program Hours: 10am - 1:30pm
Application Deadline: Sunday, March 12
Application Coming Soon!


Summer I 2023
Orientation: Monday July 3 (10am - 12pm)
Program Days: July 4, 5, 6; 11, 12, 13
Program Hours: 10am - 1:30pm
Application Deadline: Sunday, June 18, 2023
Application Coming Soo
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Summer II 2023
Orientation: Monday August 7 (10am - 12pm)
Program Days: August 8, 9, 10; 15, 16, 17
Program Hours: 10am - 1:30pm
Application Deadline: Sunday, July 24, 2023
Application Coming Soon!