Break Description


Carolina Tiger Rescue is home to ten species of animals, including tigers, lions, cougars, and kinkajous. Many of their animals have been rescued from dire situations where they were kept as pets, props in roadside zoos, or as residents of failing sanctuaries. According to the organization, the wild pet trade is the third-largest illegal trade internationally, which means that there are many wild cats living in captivity throughout the country.

On past breaks, participants have helped build new enclosures and platforms, renovate existing enclosures, and assist with groundskeeping and general maintenance tasks. 

We will be camping under the stars at a nearby North Carolina State Park so get ready to immerse yourself into a transformative environmental experience! 

Join us as we put our time and efforts to use in support of Carolina Tiger Rescue’s mission: Saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild. We work toward a day when wild cats are living in their native habitat and are not exploited by humans.

JMU is a member of the University Global Coalition with the United Nations and is committed to achieving a better and more sustainable future as defined by the Sustainable Development Goals. In alignment with Asheville Greenworks' mission and services, you can learn more about ending poverty in all its forms everywhere HERE.


Focus on: Preserving the Environment and Biodiversity

Community: Pittsboro, NC

Leaders: TBD

Cost: $50.00

What type of travel will this break use? Domestic Driving

What kind of break is this? Weekend Break

Departure Date: 10-21-2021

Return Date: 10-23-2021

What community partner will you be working with? Carolina Tiger Rescue

Currently Offered?: Yes

Back to Top