The Carolina Tiger Rescue (http://www.carolinati...) is in Pittsboro, NC which is about 4 hrs from here. They always need help esp with building structures which can be a lot of work but also with cleaning cages and feeding critters. The rewards, besides making a difference in the lives of these big cats, being up close to many of the critters but esp being able to play with whatever babies are in the nursery at the time.
I'm thinking leave early, carpool down, work the day, eat dinner, drive back. Let me know if you'd like to join me. I prefer to go in Spring though I am sure they need help year round.