Cook County, IL Volunteer Jobs

Do you live in Chicago?

Must LOVE animals!

We’re seeking volunteers in the Chicago-land area to become a 1FUR1 cause ambassadors (supporters), charity rainmakers (fundraisers), word composers (writers) and/or market manager (administrators) in Cook county.  Click here to fill out a volunteer form today.

Cause Ambassador

Raise awareness about 1 FUR 1’s mission at community events and online via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  1 FUR 1 creates 1-5 events each year in south Los Angeles county which are 2-6 hour on a weekend.  This one-day commitment is fast-paced, fun and uplifting for any pet lover.


Tasks Include:

  • Greeting and collecting attendee information
  • Interacting with pets and their owners while offering inf about ways to get involved with us
  • Educate about 1 FUR 1, benefits of our animal assisted services and gather emails, social media likes/follows
  • Submit event recap and pictures via email after the event
  • Send ‘Thank you’ note/email to event supporters: venue staff, donors and partners

Charity Rainmaker

Proactively identifies and secures funding prospects and in-kind donations.  By participate at our events, researching and filling-out online grant applications and creating partnerships with small businesses/shops in the community near our event locations.

Tasks Include:

  • At events  – sell raffle tickets , giveaway prizes & talk about our grant programs
    • Sell/Give Samples of DO•FRO•YO™ & talk about the product benefits
  • Online  – research and complete grant applications for funding support with large NFPs
  • Build, maintain and grow donor partnerships with small business owners (i.e. shops)
    • Collect in-kind donations such as; product giveaways and silent auction items.
  • Tracks and provide monthly progress reports

Word Composer

Contribute your creative writing skills and capture stories, events and news about animal assisted service in the US.  We’re looking for a Chicago based blogger who is passionate about animals and loves to explore the positive impact of the human-animal bond.

Tasks Include:

  • Curate original content for 1 FUR 1 Animal Blog
  • Develop unique blog content topics/ideas including: text, photos, video articles and interviews
  • Maintain content calendar
  • Share and follow blog post on social media

Market Manager

Oversee Chicago-land market activities and volunteers. Work closely with Cause Ambassadors and Charity Rainmakers and serve as a point of contact for new volunteers.

Tasks Include:

  • Obtain monthly status reports from market volunteers
  • Maintain connections with community supporters and local business partners
  • Manager Pre-During-Post event execution
  • Implement new volunteer orientations

Volunteer Application

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    A volunteer will email you to set-up a convenient day and time for an online orientation and identify the right job for you. To speed-up this process, please let us know your availability for a 30min Skype or telephone call and the best number to reach you.
  • Please let us know what made you choose us! If you are seeking service hours to fulfill another organizations requirement (school, church, etc.) indicate that here. Please note that 1 FUR 1 does not accept volunteers looking to fulfill court-ordered community service hours.