Our volunteers and fosters are the back bone to our organization and they are what make up Carolina P.A.W.S. Our volunteers help hundreds of animals a year through volunteering. Regardless of your skills and schedule, there are plenty of opportunities throughout the year to help us help animals in need! If you would like to join us to find homes for animals, educate the public or raise funds, please see our many opportunities below and complete a Volunteer Application. Email completed volunteer release form to adopt@carolinapaws.com.

Adoption Event Volunteers

We need volunteers to help with adoption events held at PETSMART in Blakeney every Saturday from 11am-2pm or seasonal events. This can involve transportation of animals from and to foster homes and / or holding or walking the animals while introducing them to potential adopters and answering questions. Please note that all volunteers at adoption events need to be at least 16 years of age to assist and must have a volunteer release form on file.

Cat Condo Volunteers

We need volunteers to help care for the cats and kittens that live in PETSMART Blakeney while waiting for their forever home. This includes socialization, providing fresh food and water, cleaning litter boxes and giving them lots of love. Usually regular volunteers go once a week for 1 to 2 hours. Kitty Room Volunteers need to be accompanied by a parent, if they are under 21 years of age.

Event Volunteers

  • Oversee local events (must be 21 years old or older)
  • Assist with dogs and cats at local adoption events (must be 16 years old or older)
  • Assist with set up and clean up for events

Public Relations/Marketing Volunteers

  • Contact corporations about sponsorships
  • Plan and coordinate fundraising and/or special events
  • Help contact local media about events and happenings
  • Preparing grant proposals
  • Solicit individuals and/or companies for donations


Download a Volunteer Release