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Calling all kids and families to join us for a fun volunteer project at the Animal Care League, a non-profit animal shelter in neighboring Oak Park. Below, please find a volunteer job description and a list of items that may be helpful to bring on the day of the project. It's our goal to make your experience fun, uplifting, and kid-friendly. This is an opportunity for customers, team members, and kids to partner together in service to our community.
Also, well have a magical build-your-own salad-bar for kids and grown-ups, plus all the fixings. Join us in modeling the fun of "eatin a rainbow" in honor of the Whole Kids Foundation! Please join us for a fun-filled day of service and inspiration as we celebrate healthy communities and healthy eating together!
Marketing and Community Relations Specialist
“Kitty Go Home”: Fill individual bags of litter. Add a toy, cat treats and a litter scoop to each new litter box and it’s a “Kitty Go Home” kit that’s ready for an adopter and their new feline friend.
B.A.R.K: Help spruce up the exterior of the shelter by weeding, cleaning and removing debris and readying it for pick up. We’ll then spread bark mulch.
“Nose” Detective: Nose prints are as unique to each animal as a person’s fingerprints. Be a nose print detective and search for nose prints (and paw prints) on the windows and clean them off. Exterior windows need cleaning from people prints and the weather.
“RUFF” job: Volunteers will sweep the exterior pavement in front and rear of shelter and pull any pesky weeds.
“Bunny Hunt”: “Dust Bunnies” have moved in so we need a thorough dusting of all those hard to reach places.
“How Much is That Doggie in the Window”: The ACL shelter store features pet supplies. Have some sticker fun and price merchandise to ready it for sale. Clean and arrange merchandise.
WHAT TO WEAR:
- Close toe, rubber soled shoes (gym shoes)
- Old t-shirt
SUPPLIES TO BRING IF YOU HAVE THEM:
- Work gloves
- Extra shovels
- Push brooms (for outside use)
- Regular brooms (for outside use)
You may also need:
SNACKS & HYDRATION:
- Please bring water bottles
- Please bring snacks if needed
ON SITE CONTACTS:
For questions on site: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Marci at (708) 848-8155
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
The Animal Care League requires that all volunteers be ages 6 and up.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
- ACL is located within walking distance of the Blue Line, either Harlem or Oak Park stops.
- If arriving by auto, street parking is available. Please obey all traffic signs.
- Do not park in driveway next to the shelter as this is private property
Can I update my registration information?
Absolutely! Just log back into your registratioin and make any changes needed
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You can if you like , but we'll also have a check in sheet printed so you can save a tree and not bring your printed ticket if you prefer!
When & Where
Whole Foods Market River Forest
Conveniently located at the corner of Lake Street and Harlem Avenue, Whole Foods Market River Forest is 10 minutes from downtown Chicago, with easy access to the CTA Green Line and I-290 Expressway. One of the longest standing stores in our Midwest Region, our River Forest location has been proudly serving Oak Park, River Forest and surrounding communities since 1994. Selling only the highest-quality natural and organic products available, this market-sized store features an abundant produce selection, full-service scratch bakery, hand-tossed brick oven pizzas, fresh-catch seafood, onsite butchers, top notch wine & beer, fine cheese, chocolate and coffee, holistic supplements and bodycare, house-made deli selections, in-house sushi chefs, extensive grocery offerings, personal shopping, catering and custom floral arrangements.
Hope to see you at the event!