Do you enjoy spending time with animals? If so, there are a plethora of volunteer opportunities in Naperville that could use your service. In fact, here are three local organizations where you can volunteer your time whether you’d like to educate about wildlife conservation or help dogs find a forever home:
World-renowned, the Brookfield Zoo has captivated visitors since 1934. It features over 2,000 animals, and approximately two million people walk through the gates every year. Indeed, the zoo was the first in the country to feature indoor multi-species exhibits and develop methods for animal husbandry.
The volunteers strive to create extraordinary experiences. They work two four-hour shifts per month and educate guests of all ages about animals, nature, and conservation.
Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Nestled in nearby Glen Ellyn, Willowbrook is a wildlife rehabilitation facility. It provides care and medical treatment to injured and orphaned animals as well as educates county residents on how to live in harmony with local wildlife.
The center’s volunteers help keep the “wild” in wildlife. They clean cages, prepare specialized diets, and work as raptor educators. Those who have a veterinary technician degree may also lend a hand as clinic assistants.
Naperville Area Humane Society
Since 1979, the Naperville Area Humane Society has helped cats and dogs find loving families. It was established by a group of citizens dedicated to helping homeless companion animals in our community. Since opening, the society has served over 20,000 pets. Up to 18 dogs and 50 cats can be housed at one time, and the staff works diligently to find each animal the perfect home.
The volunteer program welcomes anyone who has a willingness to work on behalf of cats and dogs. Duties include cleaning, socializing the animals, and providing humane education.
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