Change a Life as a Volunteer with Coastal Pet Rescue

“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller

You've long been told tis better to give than to receive, and you'll find no greater reward than from helping a homeless pet. Coastal Pet Rescue strives to provide multiple opportunities for individuals, families and groups to give their time and skills in the service of homeless pets. Take a read through our opportunities below then contact us to get started!

Coastal Pet Rescue Camp Pawsawhile Retreat Shelter

Camp Pawsawhile Retreat Shelter

In August 2014, CPR took over the lease of a hunting camp, converting the existing property and kennels into a small capacity animal shelter. Volunteers come in two shifts a day minimum to care for the animals in our four units, and youth volunteers are welcomed. Click here to learn more about Camp Pawsawhile.

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Foster Parents

CPR started out in 2003 as a foster home only organization. While we do now have a small capacity shelter, about 75% of our pets still reside in foster homes. These families take the time to provide care and socialization for the pets and help make them ready for adoption. CPR pays for all medical and supply expenses. Click here to learn more about becoming a foster family.

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Event Volunteers

Two to six times a month CPR hosts or participates in off-site adoption events. Volunteers are needed to help set up, handle animals, talk about CPR, solicit donations, and break down. Contact us to become an event volunteer.

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CPR strongly believes that youth are the key to the continuing of animal welfare advocacy. Families and youth volunteers are encouraged and welcomed at our Camp Pawsawhile Retreat and adoption events. Click here for more information.

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CPR's founder was a Girl Scout for eight years and now serves as a Den Leader for her son's Cub Scout pack. Scouts of any age are invited to do service projects or complete award and activity requirements.

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Legacy Team

Are you retired or a recent empty-nester looking to fill some time? Join our Legacy Team and share your skills and passion of helping homeless pets! Contact us for more information.

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CPR's Trailblazers team works to churn out the next generation of animal welfare advocates. College students and groups are invited to work at Camp Pawsawhile Retreat as shift volunteers or for a standalone or group owned service project, or give their time helping with adoption or community events. Contact us to set up your orientation or find out how your college or service group can help.

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There's a lot of work to do be done behind the scenes, and we love to help students get some real world experience. Internships range from animal welfare and sheltering to business management and marketing. Each internship is customizable. Click here for more information on our internship programs.

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Are you just visiting Savannah and needing a doggy or kitty fix? We welcome tourist volunteers who have a few hours to give on their vacation. Activities may range from walking dogs and feeding cats to helping fold laundry or make up adoption packs. Contact us to see how you can help.