Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Charleston Animal Society! Please fill out the application below to sign up for volunteer orientation and get started.

With any questions, please contact Andrew Peiffer, Volunteer Administrator, at Thank you for caring about the animals in our community!

Volunteer Requirements

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to join our regular volunteer program. Please visit for information about youth volunteering.

We do not accommodate court-ordered community service.

You must sign up for and attend an orientation before volunteering.

Basic Info


During a typical week, when are you available to volunteer?

Employment and Volunteer Experience

Emergency Contact

Volunteer Information Center Password

Once you have attended orientation and are ready to start volunteering, you will be able to sign up for volunteer shifts through our online portal. Please enter a password here, which will allow you to enter the portal after you attend orientation.

Volunteer Orientation

Please sign up for a volunteer orientation time below. Currently, all orientations are being held virtually over Zoom.

Volunteer T-shirt

We ask volunteers to wear a Charleston Animal Society volunteer t-shirt while performing the large majority of volunteer roles. To purchase your t-shirt now, and have it delivered to your home, please click HERE.

Volunteer Waiver

As a Charleston Animal Society volunteer you will be required to abide by the terms of a volunteer agreement. The agreement below details what Charleston Animal Society will expect of you and what you can expect from Charleston Animal Society.

My signature below indicates that I have read, understand, and agree to the following:

I certify that I am at least 18 years of age (except Teen Club) as required by this organization or, in certain approved circumstances, will sign on the behalf of my child that is under 18 and agree to provide supervision at all times.

I understand that photos and videos will possibly be taken of me while performing volunteer duties and agree to let Charleston Animal Society use them for media purposes.

I authorize Charleston Animal Society to seek emergency medical treatment for me in case of accident, injury, or illness. I certify that I have personal medical insurance in force and if I am injured while volunteering, I will submit claims to my personal insurance carrier. I will report any injury that happens to me immediately to the staff at Charleston Animal Society.

I agree that I have read, understand and will follow the volunteer guidelines, policies and procedures that were provided to me. I will also follow all directions provided for me by the staff of the various departments at Charleston Animal Society that I am assigned to work with.

I understand that I may at any time with or without cause be removed from my position as a volunteer at the sole discretion of Charleston Animal Society.

I hereby agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless the Charleston Animal Society, its officers, directors, employees, and agents from any and all claims, damages, and liability arising from or related to my activities (or activities of those under 18 that I am responsible for) as a Charleston Animal Society volunteer under this agreement or for any negligent act or omission by the Charleston Animal Society, its officers, directors, employees, and agents. In connection with my activities as a Charleston Animal Society volunteer, I further agree to release, hold harmless, and indemnify Charleston Animal Society, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from any and all claims, damages and liability arising from my riding as a passenger in any motor vehicle owned or leased by the Charleston Animal Society or a Charleston Animal Society employee and operated by an employee or authorized agent of Charleston Animal Society.

I agree to be supervised and will report any problems that arise.