Animals - Service Learning Opportunities

GS Carolina Tiger Rescue Carolina Tiger Rescue
1940 Hanks Chapel Road
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Maryssa Hill - Volunteer Coordinator
Students who wish to complete service learning hours can assist us as construction volunteers, performing basic grounds keeping, maintenance, and light construction tasks at our facility. We have additional volunteer opportunities available for people who can commit to volunteering for at least six consecutive months. The minimum age to volunteer is 16 years old.
 GS Duke Lemur Center Duke Lemur Center - Summer Opportunities Only
3705 Erwin Road
Durham, NC  27705 
Meg Dye - Behavioral Management Coordinator/Student Project Coordinator 
The Tour and Education program at the Duke Lemur Center utilizes volunteers to lead 60 minute tours. Volunteers provide information (involves public speaking) about Madagascar and prosimian primate conservation. Tour guides speak to groups of 5 - 25 guests. Training is provided to all volunteers on how to interpret the various species of animals and on how to deliver the information.  
Orange County Animal Shelter
1601 Eubanks Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27516 
Sarah Fallin 
A wide variety of opportunities to assist with animal care such as dog walking and pet visitation. Other volunteer tasks include, ground maintenance, clerical support, special events and outreach opportunities. Training and orientation session required. 13-15 year olds can volunteer with an adult (parent or guardian). Students 16 and older do not have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children 12 and under cannot volunteer.   
Paws4Ever  PAWS4EVER
( Nicks Road)
Mebane, NC 27302
Katy McClure - Volunteer Program Manager
You can volunteer at Paws4Ever, as a dog-walker or cat-visitor, if you are at least 16 years old. Anyone under 18 must attend a two-hour training session with a parent or legal guardian, and then the parent or legal guardian must volunteer with the teen for the first month. After that first month, if all goes well, the staff may allow a teen who is over 16 but under 18 to come in and work with animals solo (this is at staff's discretion). Please check our website to see pictures of the place and all our animals!
 GS Piedmont Wildlife Center Piedmont Wildlife Center
364 Leigh Farm Road
Durham, NC  27707
Our mission is to provide essential resources that ensure the health and welfare of native wildlife through education, wildlife conservation and a wildlife care network. Students less than 18 years of age may participate in numerous volunteer opportunities, including trail and grounds maintenance, care of animals, outreach events and festivals, and administrative and educational tasks. Students under 16 years of age must be accompanied and assisted by a parent while volunteering; however, after an individual has participated in several activities, this requirement may be waived, at staff's discretion, depending on the individual and the type of activity. Students between 16 and 18 years of age may be required to be accompanied and assisted by a parent for certain volunteer activities.