When You Volunteer for the Animals: YOU SMILE YOU GIVE BACK YOU SAVE A LIFE

Why Do We Need Volunteers?

Each year the Charleston Animal Society helps thousands of homeless, sick, abused, and neglected animals. Every single animal in our care deserves and receives medical attention, food, shelter, care, and love. It would be impossible for us to do this without volunteers.

Volunteers are a vital part of our everyday operations. They help with:

  • Walking and socializing dogs
  • Caring for cats and kittens
  • Helping with adoptions and special events
  • Providing post-surgical care in our spay/neuter clinic.
  • Many Other Needs

Already a Volunteer? Click Here for Our Volunteer Information Center
Want to sign up? Volunteer Application Form

Children & Teens

Only people 18 and over can go through our main volunteer program. Children and Teenagers MUST go through our Youth Volunteer Program. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations

  • FEBRUARY Orientation Dates are Full (please check back soon for March Dates).

If these dates have passed, click on “Volunteer Application” for the latest information.

When an orientation date is filled, that specific date will not show up on the volunteer application form. Please select the next available orientation listed on the applicaton.

Already a Volunteer? Click Here for Our Volunteer Information Center
Want to sign up?  Volunteer Application Form

Questions?

Contact Santanna Williams, Volunteer Coordinator
Email: swilliams@charlestonanimalsociety.org
Phone: (843) 329-1566

PLEASE NOTE: If you need information for a person under 18, you MUST go to our  YOUTH VOLUNTEER PAGE HERE!

The Basics of Volunteering

  • All Volunteers must be 18 years old, or older. If under 18, please have a look at our Education page for further opportunities!
  • We will accept Volunteers who need hours for their college, workplace, or military community service requirements.
  • Sorry, but we do NOT accept volunteers who need court-ordered community service hours.
  • Not all positions are available at all times, so there may be a waiting period. Often this is based on the season. Please be patient so that we can do the most for the animals in our care and find them homes – our primary mission.
  • We are primarily looking for Volunteers who can commit to a long-term schedule.
  • Most positions require additional training after the initial Volunteer Orientation.
  • The training and scheduling helps ensure you get the most out of your volunteer time, while also making sure the animals find homes and get the care and love they deserve!

Already a Volunteer? Click Here for Our Volunteer Information Center
Want to sign up?  Volunteer Application Form

Getting Started

Get Started: Come to a Volunteer Orientation:
The Volunteer Orientation is the required first step for all volunteers. Orientations are held at the shelter, and will include completion of a Volunteer Application, information about Charleston Animal Society and the possible jobs available to you, and a tour of the shelter. Most Volunteers are placed in their new position within one week. (Sorry, there are no walk-in volunteer positions. All volunteers must attend a training orientation.)

Volunteer Orientations

  • FEBRUARY Orientation Dates are FULL (Please check back soon for March orientation dates).

If these dates have passed, click on “Volunteer Application” for the latest information.

When an orientation date is filled, that specific date will not show up on the volunteer application form. Please select the next available orientation listed on the applicaton.
Already a Volunteer? Click Here for Our Volunteer Information Center
Want to sign up? Volunteer Application Form

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Our Community Animals are Counting on You.

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We’re Easy to Find! 15 Minutes from Downtown Charleston, take the Remount Road Exit off I-26.