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Volunteering with CARE


If you would like to help CARE in the Batavia or Carterville areas, please email us for a volunteer application, or download a copy of the application here. If your availability in the volunteer area you've chosen meets our needs, a local volunteer will contact you by email or telephone.


Volunteers are extremely important to us! We want to make your volunteer experience as useful as possible. We are a small, but growing organization and there is a lot of potential to become involved to whatever extent you wish (CARE, Batavia is just starting out).

At this time, other than providing foster care, CARE currently does not have positions that involve on-hands work with the animals. However, we still need lots of help. Listed below are some of our areas of need, however, if you have something else to offer, please don't hesitate to fill out an application!


Foster Care (Batavia and Carterville)

We need families or individuals who are willing to offer their home on a temporary basis to animals in need. Please see our Fostering Page for more information on this program.

Special Events (Batavia)

We need volunteers who are willing to help plan, organize and participate in special events and fund raisers in the community.  Other jobs may include hanging posters, stuffing envelopes, and other short-term projects as needed.


Ink Jet/Cell Phone Recycling (Carterville)

We are looking for a volunteer who would be willing to spend a couple of hours per week sorting, packing, and shipping used ink jet cartridges and cell phones in the CARTERVILLE AREA.


Grant Writer

We are a small, struggling organization, and in order to grow and help more animals, we would love to have someone with experience help us apply for grants.

Public Relations Person (Batavia)


Can you write press releases, contact local news outlets, and generally help us publicize our efforts? We would love to have your help!!!


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with CARE!



Community Animal Rescue & Education

PO Box 313

119 Madison Street

Carterville IL 62918

Batavia IL 60510

Phone: 618-985-5304

Phone: 630-879-1324

Fax: 618-985-3894


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