Carolina Tiger Rescue, formerly the Carnivore Preservation Trust, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild.

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Volunteering is a great way to become intimately involved with Carolina Tiger Rescue and our animals. Prior experience with animals can be helpful, but isn’t required. We rely on volunteers to help with a number of important jobs, including animal care, construction and maintenance, office support, and guiding tours.

We ask new volunteers to commit to at least twelve consecutive months of volunteering, although some volunteer positions only require a commitment of eight hours per month. Animal Care Volunteers must be able to work a four-hour shift each week. If you are not able to meet these minimum requirements, please see the information below about Special Skills and Group Volunteering.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. To help with animal care or guiding tours you must be at least 18.

How to Volunteer

  1. Contact us and be sure to include your mailing address so we can send you a volunteer application packet. Please also let us know if you are under 18 so we can send the correct forms.
  2. Fill out the application and mail it back to Carolina Tiger Rescue.
  3. We hold volunteer orientations several times each year. When we have an open volunteer position that matches your interests and availability, we will notify you of the next scheduled orientation.

Special Skills

Volunteers with special skills are welcome and appreciated. We can frequently use assistance from mechanics, plumbers, carpenters, and electricians. We can also benefit from those with experience in fundraising, marketing, and special events. If you have a special talent and want to contribute, please contact us.

Group Volunteering

Clubs, civic groups, and other organizations frequently volunteer with us to help with maintenance, construction, and grounds keeping projects. We have half-day and full-day opportunities available. Please contact us for more information about group volunteering.

All adult volunteers will be required to sign a volunteer release form. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a minor volunteer release signed by a parent or legal guardian.