OCAS is currently making some exciting changes to our volunteer program. We are not reviewing new applications or holding new volunteer orientations at this time. Prospective volunteers are still welcome to submit an application. We will contact applicants once new orientation dates are scheduled. For more information about our volunteer program, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, or call 910-937-1168. You may also fill out a volunteer application online.

Types of Volunteer Work

Some examples of volunteer duties :

  • Cleaning Dog and Cat Enclosures
  • Dog Walking
  • Feeding and Watering Animals
  • General maintenance
  • Grooming animals
  • Landscaping/ Grounds maintenance
  • Laundry Assistance
  • Medical Assistance (Experience and/or License Required)
  • Office Support
  • Off-site Adoption Event Assistance (Saturdays)
  • Photography

Volunteer Restrictions

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.

While those under 16 years old are unable to volunteer at the shelter, there are outside opportunities for aspiring volunteers to help such as collecting donated items for the shelter or making toys and accessories for our animals. Please contact us for further information. 

Lifting, bending and standing for long periods of time may be required. Volunteers must be able to perform these duties with or without reasonable accommodations.