We regret to inform you that due to the overwhelming number of volunteer applications we’ve received, we are unable to process new volunteer applications at this time. We value your interest in volunteering with us and encourage checking back later for updates on volunteer opportunities. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Tree House welcomes volunteers into almost every aspect of our work, and we are always seeking excited, dedicated individuals who are looking to join our community to support our mission!

Volunteering is a great way to join a community of friends and supporters, learn more about animal welfare, and give back to the furry friends we love so much. Although many of our roles do involve interaction with the cats in some capacity, we don’t currently offer roles with the sole focus of kitty playtime.

If you’re interested in volunteering solely with our cats, you can join us as a Foster volunteer! Fostering is an invaluable way to help the animals in our care, and you need less than you think! Head over to our Foster page to learn more.


Individuals ages 18 and older are welcome to apply to volunteer independently at Tree House!


We have a very limited number of onsite group volunteer opportunities available throughout the year that we typically reserve for our current community partners. However, there are other ways to get involved as a group. Click the link above to learn more!


Onsite volunteers are required to be 18+, but we thoroughly appreciate the interest of young animal lovers in our community! There are numerous ways youth and teens can get involved with Tree House’s mission. Click the link above to learn more!


Get involved by opening your home as a foster parents! You supply the love, we supply the rest. 

Vet Externships

Are you a veterinary student seeking hands-on experience in the field? Find out if our externship program at Tree House might be the right fit for you.

At this time, Tree House cannot support the fulfillment of court-ordered community service hours. In order to protect the health and safety of our community, employees, visitors, and their families from COVID-19, Tree House is requiring all employees and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide proof of that status.

Questions? Call us at 773-262-4000 or email volunteer@treehouseanimals.org


Volunteer & foster hours in 2022-23