We are not currently accepting new volunteers. Please watch this page as well as our Facebook page: Onslow County Animal Services for new information on volunteer opportunities. 

For questions or information about our volunteer program, please email our Volunteer Coordinator at AnimalServices_Volunteers@OnslowCountyNC.gov, or call 910-937-1168. 

Types of Volunteer Work

Some examples of volunteer duties :

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

Volunteer Restrictions


Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. 

Volunteers must commit to at least 15 hours of service. 

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.

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, treats and accessories for our animals. Please contact us for further information: AnimalServices_Volunteers@OnslowCountyNC.gov