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Paws, Inc

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Volunteer: Handyman - light maintenance

Paws Animal Wildlife Sanctuary * Laurens, SC, US

Paws Animal Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc. (PAWS) is an all-volunteer non-profit organization focusing on wildlife education, rescue and rehabilitation. We operate out of South Carolina and carry rehabilitation permits from the state and federal government, as well as USDA and USFWS permits for legal public display of resident animals in wildlife education programs. Our organization is volunteer-based allowing for 100% of donations to go directly toward animal care. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release orphaned or injured wildlife, and to provide educational live-animal presentations that promote peaceful coexistence with native North American wildlife.

PAWS is looking for volunteers who can come to our facility in Laurens for a few hours each week to chip away at our long maintenance list which could include working with wood, basic tools, light plumbing and electrical (if volunteer is experienced in those areas), manual brush cutting, and other facility maintenance work.
You must be at least 18 years of age and have your own transportation. You will be directed by other volunteers and must be willing to commit to regular hours which will be mutually determined.


  • Work through assigned project list to complete each in turn
  • Estimate hours needed per task (for planning purposes)
  • Create lists of work needed based on personal observation
  • Timely attendance based on mutually agreed upon schedule
  • Log work done and observations made following each session
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision
  • Exhibit good teamwork and communication skills with all team members
  • Report maintenance issues and potential safety hazards to appropriate manager
  • Create supply lists as needed based on projects
  • Follow company policies and procedures


  • Must have some experience in the area of maintenance and be familiar with the safe use of basic tools
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills; have high energy and enthusiasm for completion of tasks; possess team building skills; and have the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions such as extreme heat and/or rain
  • Must have the ability to work individually and with a team with or without direct supervision

How to Apply

To apply for this unpaid position, please reply with your cover letter, resume and references to:

Paws Animal Wildlife Sanctuary

PO Box 157
Waterloo, SC 29384

WHY VOLUNTEER? We can help you fill gaps in your resume, show your concern for the environment, prove that you are an active asset in the world, help you complete your required community hours for your school or job, allow you to develop new skill sets, add new dimensions to your life, provide you with a productive way to spend your spare time, build new relationships and more. While pay is necessary to feed your body, volunteering can feed your soul. We can help with that last part!

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About Paws, Inc


PO Box 157, Waterloo, SC 29384, US

Mission Statement

Paws Animal Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc focuses on education about our wildlife neighbors to promote peaceful co-existence, rescue of displaced wildlife kept as companions, and rehabiliation of wild born animals back into the wild.


After nearly 20 years of private wildlife rehabilitation, education, and rescue, PAWS, Inc was set up within the past few years to accomodate the growing needs of wildlife in this area. We hope that by expanding, we can educate more, rescue more, and rehabilitate more than we could have continued to do as individuals. Your help is greatly needed.



We'll work with your schedule.


To be given laterLaurens, SC 29360



  • Facilities Management
  • Renovation
  • Landscaping
  • Construction
  • Electrical
  • Home Repair


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • We are looking for weekly chunks of time to chip away at a long list of repairs and projects. We will mutually decide the time frames that work best on both sides.

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