Group & Workplace Volunteer

Group & Workplace Volunteer

 

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

 

Are you and your coworkers or friends looking to give back in a unique way? Come join Carolina Tiger Rescue for a morning or afternoon workgroup experience!

Workgroup opportunities are available to anyone 16 years of age or older, and for groups with as few as five individuals.

Workgroups commonly assist with projects such as clearing vines and brush from enclosures, building or dismantling fences, digging trenches for drainage, or other light construction tasks. Your exact project will depend on our particular needs at the time, available tools and materials, and progress made by other groups. All members of your group should be prepared for moderately strenuous physical work in a fairly rustic, natural, outdoor environment.

Shift Times and Scheduling 

The morning workgroup shift is from 8:30am-1:00pm, and the afternoon workgroup shift is from 12:30pm-5:00pm. Each shift includes a complimentary one-hour tour of the sanctuary. 

Workgroups are booked on a first come, first serve basis. If you have a particular date that you are interested in, we recommend contacting us at least two months in advance.

*Due to staff schedules, we are unable to offer workgroup opportunities all day on Mondays, and Tuesday afternoons.*

Morning Workgroup Itinerary  

Start Time: 8:30am
Tour Starts: 8:45am
Tour Ends: 9:45am
Work Begins: 10:00am
Work Ends: 1:00pm

Afternoon Workgroup Itinerary  

Start Time: 12:30pm
Tour Starts: 12:45pm
Tour Ends: 1:45pm
Work Begins: 2:00pm
Work Ends: 5:00pm

If you would like more information about group and workplace volunteering, or if you would like to schedule a workgroup, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Maryssa Hill. 

Things to Know

The following clothing is necessary when working at our facility:
  • Closed-toed shoes or boots
          -Closed-toed sandals, slip-on shoes, flats, or other similar footwear, do not provide adequate protection from fire ants and other natural hazards
  • Long pants – please do not wear shorts
          – Shorts and capris do not provide adequate protection from poison ivy and other natural hazards
  • Short sleeve shirts are okay, but please bring a long sleeve shirt as well because we frequently handle poison ivy
  • Please do not wear clothing with inappropriate logos or graphics on them
  • Sports bras must be worn with tank tops
  • No bare midriffs
  • Please tie up long hair and take off dangling jewelry, as animals might be attracted to it
Donations:  We ask that each member of your group bring an item from the following donation list:
  • Blackberries, blueberries, kiwi, pear, raspberries (for our animals who eat fruit) ** they do not care for strawberries or melon
  • Toilet paper (4-pack or higher)**
  • Box of disposable latex gloves (sizes M / L )**
  • Ziploc storage bags, quart or gallon size
  • Trash bags, 33+ or 55 gallon size
  • Paper towels (3-pack or higher)**
  • Bug spray (Deep Woods brand, Insect Repellent V) **
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30+ UVA, UVB)
  • Vine clipper (small, hand-held) **
  • Hay fork (long handle)
  • Printing paper (8.5 x 11)
  • Gift cards (any value) for Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Performance Auto, or any office supply store
  • Cash donations (any amount) are also welcome

(** indicates items that we currently need the most.)

 

Please consider the weather forecast for the day you will be volunteering and dress appropriately for outdoor work in that weather. Carolina Tiger tours, programming, and site plans move forward rain or shine. The only time that plans are canceled or rescheduled is when thundershowers (thunder and lightning), hurricanes, tornadoes, or ice/snow storms are expected or are actively in the area. Daily activities will remain the same regardless of other weather conditions.