Volunteer: Adopt-a-Highway

Organization Name: Adopt-A-Highway

Volunteer Tasks Include: Remove litter from the Betsy Kerrison Parkway four times a year.

Mission of the Organization: To Help Keep America Beautiful through volunteer litter pickup, while protecting the environment and providing a welcoming approach to residents and visitors to Seabrook Island.

Seabrook Contact: Mary Torello, mary.torello@yahoo.com

Volunteer: Edmondston-Alston House

Organization Name: Edmondston-Alston House (administered by Middleton Place Foundation)

Volunteer Tasks Include: Conducting guided tours on the first and second floor. It’s a great way to learn about the history of Charleston, while imparting your new-found knowledge and enthusiasm to visitors. All guides will receive a reciprocal pass for them and one guest to visit other attractions in the area.

Mission of the Organization: To interpret the history of the house and the families who lived here. Constructed in 1825, the house commands a magnificent view of Charleston Harbor. From its piazza, General P. T. Beauregard watched the fierce bombardment of Ft. Sumter on April 12, 1861, signaling the start of the Civil War. And on December 11 of the same year, the house gave refuge to General Robert E. Lee the night a wide-spreading fire threatened his safety in a Charleston hotel.

Address: 21 East Battery, Charleston 29401

Web Link: http://edmondstonalston.com/

Category: Education, Other (Historical)

Organization Contact and E-Mail/Phone: Marguerite Getz, 722-7171, mgetz@middletonplace.org

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Volunteer: Sweetgrass Garden


Organization Name:
Sweetgrass Garden

Volunteer Tasks: Each Saturday morning from about 8:30AM until noon, we plant, fertilize, compost, weed, and pick produce. Depending on the season, we may mow the lawn, prune blueberry bushes, rake the pecan tree leaves, or tend the honeybees in our hives. No need to call ahead, just show up. You will find Dale or Jennifer there organizing the crew. If you decide to join us of a morning, please wear sturdy shoes and socks, work gloves and a hat! You can call me, if you wish, on my mobile at 843-270-0889. I hope to see you there! Dale

Organization Mission: The mission of Sweetgrass Garden 501(c)3 is to provide food for the poor and the hungry. In our four years of operation we have provided hundreds of pounds of produce to local food pantries and outreach services. The majority of our donations of fresh produce have gone to the Lowcountry Food Bank to serve children in Title 1 schools hot meals during summer school and afternoon programs. We have provided thousands of pounds of produce to this end. Now we would like to expand our efforts to more directly serve the needs of the hungry on Johns Island and Wadmalaw Island.

Located: Off-island

Organization Address:3151 Plow Ground Road Johns Island, SC 29455

Web URL: Facebook Sweetgrass Garden Charleston – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweetgrass-Garden-Charleston-SC/252484084778046

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Volunteer: Hospice of Charleston

Organization Name: Hospice of Charleston

Volunteers tasks: Respite for caregivers run errands, read to the patient, mow lawns

Organization Mission: To Provide Compassionate Care to those we serve during the end of life’s journey through our commitment to clinical excellence and uncompromising service

Located: Off-island

Organization Address: 4975 Lacross Rd. Suite 200 N Charleston, SC 29406

Category:
Medical
Other: End of life Journey

Contact: (name/phone/email): Freeda Mullins, Freeda.Mullins@gentiva.com, 843-266-3489

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Volunteer: Charleston Friends of the Library

Organization Name: Charleston Friends of the Library
Volunteers Tasks: Book Sale volunteers; especially That BIG Book Sale
Organization Mission: The Charleston Friends of the Library is a nonprofit organization that supports and advocates for the Charleston County Public Library system.
Located: Off-island
Organization Address: 68 Calhoun Street
Web URL: http://www.charlestonlibraryfriends.orgCategory: 
Education
Kids/Family
Literacy

Contact:(name/phone/email): Emily Everett, 843-805-6882, director@charlestonlibraryfriends.org

Seabrook Contact: Do you volunteer with this organization? Click here to submit your name as the Seabrook contact. 

Volunteer: Fields to Families

Organization Name: Fields to Families

Volunteers Tasks: Come out to the farm and help harvest fresh produce for those in need. Support us by donating on-line and/or coming to our annual Oyster Roast! Fill out our volunteer application on our website to get e-mails with weekly opportunities.

Organization Mission: The mission of Fields to Families is to help increase nutrition and ease hunger by coordinating the distribution of fresh produce obtained from local gardens and farms to nonprofit organizations that feed the hungry.

Located: Off-island

Organization Address: PO Box 21117 Charleston, South Carolina 29413

Web URL: http://www.fieldstofamilies.org

Category:
Hunger

Contact (name/phone/email): Sasha Coyle, info@fieldstofamilies.org

Seabrook Contact: Do you volunteer with this organization? Click here to submit your name as the Seabrook contact. 

Volunteer: Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol

Organization Name: Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol

Volunteers Tasks: Walk one of the 4 zones of the beach one day weekly from May 10 to October at 7:00 AM or before. Training is in April before the season.

Organization Mission: Protect the sea turtles and their nests. To educate our owners and visitors about the turtles and how they can help us protect them.

Located: On-island

Organization Address: 1116 Summer Wind Lane Johns Island, SC 29455

Web URL: http://www.sitrurtlepatrol.com

Category:
Education
Environmental/Conservation

Contact on Seabrook Island (name/phone/email) Beautsie Zahrn, 843-768-1053, beautsie2@gmail.com

Volunteer: Darkness to Light

Organization Name: Darkness to Light

Volunteer Tasks: stuff mailings help with events various office tasks

Organization Mission: To empower adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse

Located: Off-island

Organization Address: 7 Radcliffe Street, Suite 200 Charleston, SC 29403

Web URL: http://www.D2L.org

Category:
Kids/Family

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Volunteer: Lowcountry Orphans Relief

Organization Name: Lowcountry Orphan Relief

Volunteer Tasks: Email or call to schedule a time to volunteer: info@lor4kids.org 843.747.4099

Organization Mission: The mission of Lowcountry Orphan Relief is to provide support services and aid to meet the needs of Lowcountry children identified as at-risk or suffering from abandonment, abuse and/or neglect.

Located: Off-island

Organization Address: 1850 Truxtun Ave. North Charleston SC 29405

Web URL:  http://www.lowcountryorphanrelief.org

Category:
Kids/Family

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Volunteer: Reading Partners

Organization Name: Reading Partners Charleston

Volunteer Tasks: By becoming a reading partner and volunteering as little as one hour a week at Angel Oak Elementary or 10 other Charleston County schools, you can help a child strengthen their reading skills, build confidence, and discover a passion for reading. We’ll provide ongoing support and a structured curriculum to help you become an effective tutor. Literacy unlocks opportunity. Over the past decade, volunteer reading partners have helped more than 10,000 students become confident readers by using our research-validated curriculum. Our volunteer tutors make a huge impact in the lives of their students. By sharing their passion and knowledge, tutors become mentors, friends, and more to their students. Tutoring one-on-one with a child is a fun, powerful way to help a student succeed in reading and life. No prior experience necessary to make a difference! What: Change a child’s life by joining our team of committed reading partners today! When: 1 hour a week can help a student thrive.

Organization Mission: Our mission is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results. We work in Title I elementary schools to support students from low-income communities who are reading 6 months to 2.5 years below grade-level. We recruit and train community volunteers to work one-on-one with students for 45 minutes twice a week, following a structured, research-based curriculum.

Located: Off-island

Organization Address: Local Address is 5880 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, but volunteer opportunity is at Angel Oak on Johns Island

Web URL: http://www.readingpartners.org

Category:
Education
Kids/Family
Literacy

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