There is nothing quite as heartwarming or soul soothing as volunteer work and Liberty County has many opportunities to get those warm, fuzzy feelings. You can find opportunities to match a lot of various interests whether you like animals, people or the outdoors.
If you are an animal lover, you have quite a few places to give time and love to furry friends -both big and small.
Second Chances Equine Rescue is located in the Gumbranch area of the county and can’t be missed with the big white and purple sign out front. Second Chances is a one-of-a-kind volunteer opportunity since they focus on helping equines (horses) be rehabilitated for new homes and people heal physically and mentally with equine therapy.
Carpathia Paws and the Liberty Humane Shelter are both places where you can find much smaller furry friends who would also love your time, attention and love. Carpathia Paws helps bring animals off the streets and get them to their forever home. It’s also where we got our office cat, Felecia! The Liberty Humane Shelter pulls a lot of animals from animal control and also focuses on rehoming all animals to permanent homes. Both do a lot of public education on the importance of spaying/neutering pets.
We have amazing folks here in Liberty County, and what better way to give back than to spend time helping our own community?! National and well-known nonprofit organizations have local chapters that invest a lot of time and energy in the surrounding area.
The American Cancer Society hosts a variety of events throughout the year where you can jump in and help raise awareness for a national cause such as Relay for Life. The American Red Cross is another major national organization that holds a lot of local standing with regular blood drives throughout the county.
Atlantic Area CASA brings members of the community together to help displaced children receive the best options for their well-being. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers work one-on-one with children removed from their homes due to neglect or abuse situations. These volunteers work on behalf of these children to ensure the judge over the case receives a fair and detailed report of the situation. CASA’s goal is to make sure that everyone has a home!
Are you more of an outdoorsy person? You can find opportunities to spend volunteer hours outside enjoying the natural beauty of Liberty County. Coastal WildScapes is a great group of people who are invested in the environment and do regular clean ups out at Cay Creek Wetlands in Midway. They are currently doing one every 3rd Friday from 1-4pm.
Keep Liberty Beautiful is also another incredible group of people who help keep our part of the world clean! Annual events like Rivers Alive will not only get you outdoors helping the community and environment, but are also a great way to meet a lot of interesting people from all different parts of Liberty County. To sign up to help give them a call at 912.880.4888.
And last but certainly not least, our Revolutionary War fort, Fort Morris, also hosts an annual event called Spruce Up the Fort where volunteers come in to handle ground maintenance and clean up on site. Participating in this fun opportunity also gets you a free tour of the fort!
If you’re looking for additional nonprofit organizations, check out our directory here. No matter what you do – get out, give back and #exploreliberty!
Catie Fanucci, Creative & Content Coordinator for the Liberty County CVB
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