Sign up for the PAWS Chicago Family Service Program!

PAWS Chicago's Family Service Program is the program where children between the ages of 12 and 17 can volunteer with a parent or legal guardian to help homeless pets together. 

Please keep in mind:

*Each child must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.

*Each parent and child will sign a Waiver of Liability.

*Each parent/child will have an orientation and training on PAWS Chicago policies, procedures and guidelines.

If you have any questions, please contact 

Child's Name and address

Please enter the name and address of the child who wishes to volunteer. You will have the opportunity to enter parent/legal guardian contact information below.

Please provide the primary email address for the family to receive communications.

Child's Age

Please enter the birth date of the child who wishes to volunteer.

Parent Information

Please note that there must be one adult per child and the adult must be the child's legal guardian.


What school does the child attend?

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Emergency Contact Information

Please list an emergency contact we can keep on file.

Waiver of Liability

I the undersigned, the parent or legal guardian of the child or children listed below (collectively the “child”) elect to donate my and/or my child’s time, effort and services to assist PAWS Chicago (“PAWS”) in pursuit of its care of animals. I represent and warrant that: I am the parent or legal guardian of the child with the authority to executive this waiver on behalf of myself and the child; and that the child is over the age of 12 years old.

I recognize, understand and voluntarily assume, on behalf of myself and the child, the inherent risks associated with the care of animals, including but not limited to the possibility of any injury to person and/or property which I and/or my child may suffer, or others many suffer, as a result of the unpredictable nature and/or provocation of animals. I acknowledge and agree that the child must, and shall be, under my supervision at all times while volunteering at PAWS and the child is not to be left alone or unattended.

I understand that PAWS desires to accept the donation of my and/or my child’s time, effort and services subject to the terms and conditions contained in this Waiver of Liability.

In consideration of the mutual promises of the parties contained in this Waiver, or of the acts to be performed by either, I hereby knowingly and voluntarily release and waive, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless PAWS on behalf of myself and the child, any and all claims, damages or causes of action which I or the child may have or incur against PAWS, its officers, directors, agents, affiliates, employees and other volunteers as a result of my and/or my child’s donation of time and effort to PAWS. I also authorize PAWS to take my or my child’s picture while volunteering and use in PAWS publications.

Parents, guardian’s and child are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior in their dealings with others and be cognizant that their personal behavior may reflect on PAWS Chicago. Inappropriate behavior includes any activity through which a parent, guardian or child reduces or destroys his or her effectiveness, the effectiveness of fellow volunteer’s, or the ability of PAWS Chicago to serve its supporters. This includes but is not limited to engaging in antisocial, discriminatory, or illegal activities or demonstrating inappropriate behavior.

This Waiver shall be binding upon the parties hereto, their heirs, assigns and legal representatives.
PAWS Chicago, an Illinois
not for profit corporation

By clicking the submit button below, you agree to the Waiver of Liability.