** DUE TO COVID-19, VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONS ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR FUTURE DATES.**
Thanks for your interest in volunteering with One Tail at a Time! We depend greatly on animal lovers like you to care for and help spread the word about our adoptable dogs!
Some things to know about being a new volunteer with OTAT:
- We ask that you complete your first volunteer shift within 2 – 3 weeks of attending orientation
- We ask that you be available to volunteer with us for at least one time per month. This can be fulfilled in a variety of capacities such as transport, adoption events, pack walks or at our Adoption Center or ISO House.
- We ask that you purchase and wear OTAT gear when volunteering at our Adoption Center during open hours and at all offsite adoption events and pack walks.
All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, be able to lift 30 lbs (approx weight of a bag of dog food!) and attend a volunteer orientation.
Please note: Our Adoption Center is not currently handicapped accessible, but we would be happy to let you know how you can volunteer your time from home. Contact [email protected] to learn more about our donor engagement team!
Looking for opportunities for kids and teens?
To see how youth can best support our pups, visit this page!
You may also be interested in our monthly story time.
Looking to volunteer as a group?
Head here to see how your group can get involved.
Next Volunteer Orientation
Volunteer orientations take place about 2-3 times every month at our Adoption Center in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood (2144 N. Wood Street). To register, select the date/time that works for your schedule and click ‘Register Now!’ in the Eventbrite box. Space at each orientation is limited to 25 people and must be reserved in advance. If you claim a ticket/spot, but later cannot use it – please “refund” your ticket on Eventbrite so someone else can take your spot. The front door will open 10 minutes prior to the orientation start time. New orientation dates will be posted during the first week of every month. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming orientation!