Volunteer Opportunities

One Tail at a Time is an all-volunteer dog rescue that depends on individual animal lovers to care for and help spread the word on our dogs in need. If you would like to do your part to save a life, contact Jennifer to find out more information. You must be 18 years or older in order to volunteer with us and must attend a volunteer orientation.

Next Volunteer Orientation

Please email Jennifer to get added to our mailing list so you know when the next orientation will be.

All orientations will be held at 2144 N. Wood St., Chicago IL at our Adoption Center (in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood).

Please contact JenniferOTAT@gmail.com for more information. You must reserve a space at the orientation in order to attend. Thank you!

Are you interested in a Foster Q&A Session?

We aim to host a Foster Q&A Session several times a year at our adoption center. Please email JenniferOTAT@gmail.com if this is something you’re interested in.

Join our mailing list to see what we’re up to!

Foster a dog, save a life
One Tail at a Time depends on foster homes to care for our dogs. Give a dog a second chance at life and become a foster parent.  Learn more here.

Animal transport and playtime
We are greatly in need of volunteers that are able to transport to / from adoption events.  Volunteer transporters are eligible for reimbursement at $0.14/mile for gas and play a huge part in helping to run our rescue smoothly.

Dog handling at adoption events
Spending as little as a few hours on a weekend afternoon can make a difference in finding a dog his or her new home. Volunteers provide the invaluable service of handling and introducing dogs to interested families. Events are often held every weekend. View our calendar of events.

Volunteering at the Adoption Center
We recently opened an Adoption Center in the Bucktown neighborhood in Chicago (hooray!). Because our staff is small, we rely on volunteers to help socialize the dogs, exercise them in our yard and outdoor runs, and of course, clean kennels (among other duties). 

Put on an event, do a donation drive or spread awareness!
We are open to YOUR ideas to help our dogs! Email Heather@OneTail.org with questions or ideas.