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All our volunteers are NOT paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless!

Adult Volunteers

P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park could not exist without the dedicated efforts of our volunteer staff. We depend on them to help with the daily care of our animals. Whether you are a dog person or a cat person we would love to have you on our team!

We require all adult volunteers to be 18 years of age; however, volunteers between the ages of 14 and 17 are eligible for our Junior Program and must have parental consent.

Volunteer duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Cleaning cages
  • Feeding
  • Medicating
  • Socializing
  • Grooming

Shift Times

Mornings 7:30am – 10:30am (Saturday and Sunday only)
Afternoons 11:30am – 4:00pm
Evenings 6:00pm – 9:00pm

At this time we have many shifts that need assistance. We will only be filling those shifts that need additional volunteers. Shifts will be filled accordingly on the orientation dates listed below.


All new volunteers must first attend a Volunteer Orientation session. All orientations will last approximately 2 hours and will include a tour of the shelter. Registration is required for your attendance and space is limited.

We try to stay consistent from month to month by offering adult orientations the first Saturday of the month and the fourth Thursday of the month.

Our next ADULT orientation is:

Saturday, January 13th from 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Thursday, January 25th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, February 10th from 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Thursday, February 22nd from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, March 10th from 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Thursday, March 29th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, April 14th from 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Thursday, April 26th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm


Please email pawstinleypark@gmail.com with the date you would like to attend our orientation and we will sign you up. You will fill out the appropriate paperwork during your orientation.

There are fundraising and pet therapy projects that always need assistance as well.
For more information on how you can help, please contact the shelter by phone (815) 464-7298 or email us at pawstinleypark@gmail.com

Thank you for your interest!