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Volunteers Needed!


We need the support of our community and volunteers to ensure our cats, dogs and other animals get daily exercise and enrichment. You can help make a difference for homeless pets by relieving some of their shelter stress and showing them love and one-on-one attention. Do you have a few hours a month to give love and kindness to some homeless pets? They sure would appreciate it!

Whether you’re a group looking for a one-time opportunity, a youth group needing service hours, or an individual who wants to commit to regular volunteering, we have a place for you here at Lancaster County Animal Shelter.


Volunteers should be 18 years of age or older. Those under18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian and completely supervised throughout their volunteer service. Minimum age is 16. Note that due to COVID-19, the number of volunteers will be limited at any given time and facial coverings are required on the shelter grounds. Please download, print and sign the Shelter Rules form.

LASS - Lancaster Animal Shelter Supporters of South Carolina and Sun City


LASS provides volunteers, fund-raisers and support of the Lancaster Animal Shelter. We appreciate all they do for us!


Lancaster Animal Shelter Supporters of South Carolina and Sun City (LASS) is a completely volunteer-run group, a 501(c)3 charitable organization providing volunteer support & funding for stray or unwanted cats and dogs received by the Lancaster County Animal Shelter. If you'd like to join with LASS, help the shelter animals, and/or donate, please visit the LASS website: www.lassofsc.org.

You can make a difference for these animals and for your community. Please contact us if you'd like more information about volunteering at the shelter. Thank you!

Note that all volunteers will need to be coordinated though our partners at LASS and LSPCA. Please complete a volunteer application and our coordinator will be in touch.

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Volunteers are a special breed!