It’s a feel-good thing. Do you love dogs? Are you looking to make a difference, learn something new, give back to your community, and meet people with similar interests? As a Second City Canine Rescue (SCCR) volunteer, you get to contribute to a cause you care about.  

We are always looking for passionate people willing to help. If you are at least sixteen years old, we would LOVE to have you be a partner in furthering our mission of “rescuing responsibly.” 

Below are some areas where we always need volunteers. Do any of these opportunities sound like a good fit for you? Email us at volunteer@sccrescue.org or fill out the form below. Once your application is reviewed, we will contact you to schedule a volunteer orientation. 

Foster Home (Visit our Foster Page)

  • Cares for a dog as their own until it finds it forever home
  • Brings dog to veterinarian for care as seen fit and scheduled by medical coordinator
  • Brings dog to adoption events, or the SCCR Adoption Center for potential families  to meet

Adoption Show Handler

  • Spread awareness about SCCR’s mission
  • Introduce the dog you are handling while at the Adoption Show
  • Love and play with the dog you’re handling
  • Involve adoption counselors when potential adopters are recognized

Handlers must be at least 16 years old

Marketing/Public Relations/Social Media Team Member

  • Help strategize on ways to promote SCCR and its dogs.
  • Help design engaging email campaigns and/or social media posts
  • Write compelling adoption biographies
  • Graphic Design
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Photography

Fundraising Team Committee Member

  • Solicit donations in various, creative, and unique ways
  • Help create new ideas and venues for fundraising events
  • Be a part of our “think tank”
  • Have an idea we didn’t touch base on? You can help!

Adoption Center Volunteer (opening soon!)

  • Come by our Adoption Center (located at 570 N Smith St in Palatine) to walk dogs and socialize them as they wait to meet their forever families!
  • Welcome visitors
  • Clean kennels and tidy the living spaces

Volunteer Application