A number of volunteer opportunities exist at the shelter. You can work on behalf of the animals directly through walking dogs, bathing animals, cuddling the cats, feeding treats, or training animals. If you can't work with the animals, you can help with clerical duties, assisting visitors, special events, or collecting donations. We always have special projects as well.

Volunteer Orientation & Training Session

Volunteers must successfully complete an orientation and training session. Our volunteer coordinator conducts several sessions each year. If you would like to volunteer, please email Patti or call her at 309-682-9015.

Wish List

If you can't volunteer, the shelter always needs donations. Here is a printable version of our most current wish list. And Thank you!

Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) needs your help! A contribution of any of the items on our wish list helps us care for the nearly 5,000 animals received annually at the shelter. For more information on how you can help, call PCAPS at 672-2440.