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: 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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Volunteer: Begin With Books

Organization Name: BEGIN WITH BOOKS

Volunteer Tasks: (1) Manage enrollment table/display at occasional school, community, and public events on Johns/Wadmalaw Islands to tell parents about BWB and help them enroll their children. EASY and FUN! Best way to receive notification is to sign up for BWB volunteer listserv via beginwithbooks@gmail.com. (2) Help track “lost” families through telephone calls and emails. Can be done at volunteer’s convenience.

Organization Mission: To deliver age-appropriate books by mail to pre-school children to improve school readiness and family literacy habits. 1 book/month from birth through age 4 by mail via Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (currently 750+ children enrolled on Johns/Wadmalaw).

Located: Off- Island

Organization Address: BEGIN WITH BOOKS PO Box 183 Charleston SC 29402

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

Category:
Education
Kids/Family
Literacy

Contact on Seabrook Island (name/phone/email): Kathy Melchiorre, 768-7291, 2misskat@bellsouth.net

Volunteer: Johns Island Regional Library

Organization Name: John’s Island Regional Library

Volunteer Tasks: We would love to have volunteers come out and help during our signature events, including De Gullah Roots Festival, Big Trucks and More! and other annual events. Some are for adults, families, and/or children.

Organization Mission: Charleston County Public Library connects our diverse community to information, fosters lifelong learning and enriches lives.

Located: Off-island

Organization Address: John’s Island Regional Library, 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC 29455

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

Category:
Education
Kids/Family
Literacy

Contact (name/phone/email): Michele Hammes, 843-559-1945, hammesm@ccpl.org

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Volunteer: Mt. Zion Elementary

Organization Name: Mt. Zion Elementary School Volunteer Program

Volunteers Tasks: Assist in classroom, tutor/mentor students

Organization Mission: Providing assistance to teachers in the classroom

Located: Off-island

Category:
Education
Kids/Family
Literacy

Contact (name/phone/email): Elaine Davis, 843-768-2643, ebdavis@comcast.net

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Volunteer: Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach

Organization Name: Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach
Volunteer Tasks: Some of the current opportunities include, but are not limited to dentist and dental assistant, budgeting tutor, GED tutor, Quilting Group Leader, and Front Desk Receptionist.
Organization Mission: To provide educational, health and direct outreach services to people in need on James, Johns and Wadmalaw Islands and at the Neighborhood House in Charleston, while encouraging and supporting self-sufficiency and self-esteem.
Located: Off-island
Organization Address: 1684 Brownswood Rd Johns Island, SC 29455
Category:
Education
Medical
Hunger
Arts
Kids/Family
Literacy
Contact: Maria Gurovich, maria.gurovich@olmoutreach.org, (843) 559-4109
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