Volunteer With Us

We rely on people just like you

Thank you

for your interest in volunteering at Sarge’s! We care for Haywood County’s homeless cats and dogs and we couldn’t do it without our compassionate and dedicated volunteers.

Giving hands-on care to animals, cleaning, providing community outreach, providing administrative support and more, Sarge’s volunteers save lives and contribute to the health and well-being of animals while working alongside others who desire to take action on their behalf.

We provide the training for all volunteer positions, so no prior experience is required. Whether you’d like to focus on animal care and cleaning, working off-site events, helping in the office, driving transport, or helping to make a fundraising event successful, you can be a part of the life-saving work we do.

Looking for group opportunities?

If you’d like to volunteer as a group, be it colleagues or a community group, please email sarge.vol.coordinator@gmail.com.

Expectations of Sarge’s volunteers

  • Dedicated volunteers help out every day and we schedule their hours according to animal care needs. It is vitally important that volunteers show up for their shifts. If you need tasks that have more flexibility, we look forward to finding the right volunteer task for you.
  • While people come to Sarge’s because they love animals, Sarge’s volunteers must also be able to work well with other people. Sarge’s isn’t just about animals—it’s about people helping animals.
  • For everyone’s protection, volunteers must use the safe animal handling techniques taught in their required training.
  • All tasks, from cleaning cages to stuffing envelopes, have specific procedures. Volunteers must adhere to these procedures unless a staff member directs them otherwise.
  • Once volunteers know their work routines, they are expected to work with minimal supervision. Following through on tasks ensures the animals are receiving the best possible care. Staff are always available and happy to answer questions.

Get started

If you’re interested in volunteering with Sarge’s, please follow these steps:

  • Be of age. Volunteer positions have a minimum age requirement of 18. Under 18? Please check out Youth for Sarge’s.
  • Be in the area. Most opportunities are at locations in Haywood County, NC. Please consider the potential commute before applying to volunteer.
  • Submit an online application. Please fill out a volunteer application and tell us more about you! Click here.
  • Attend an orientation. You will learn about the volunteer positions available at Sarge’s, our history and policies.
  • Let us know how you’d like to help. Our volunteer coordinator can help set you up with a task that is a good fit and that sounds like fun for you.
  • Get started! We look forward to seeing you.

Please note Sarge’s cannot accommodate those seeking to fulfill court-ordered community service.