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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Volunteer: Meals on Monday

Organization Name: Meals on Monday

Volunteer Tasks: Drivers needed to pick up food from local stores and charities to deliver to Rockville Church for processing. Meals are prepared every Monday morning. Also, delivery drivers are needed to deliver the prepared meals to the patrons on Wadmalaw Island. These include rural routes and dirt roads. Time commitments for either position are about 90 minutes once a week.

Organization Mission: Delivering a healthy meal once a week to elderly and disabled persons on Wadmalaw Island

Located: Off-island

Organization Address: Rockville Presbyterian Church 2479 Sea Island Yacht Club Rd. Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487-6902

Web URL: http://www.RockvilleChurch.net

Category: Hunger

Contact (name/phone/email): Molly, 843-696-5950 (Please leave a message. Text messages are happily accepted.), molly.belton@gmail.com

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Volunteer: Backpack Buddies

Organization Name: Backpack Buddies Seabrook Island

Volunteers Tasks: Deliver bags of food on Thursday afternoons, help pack food, shop for food

Organization Mission: Supplying weekend food and snacks to hungry elementary school children from Mt. Zion Elementary School on Johns Island

Located: On-Island (based on-island, work off-island)

Organization Address: 3016 Baywood Drive

Category: Hunger

Contact on Seabrook Island (name/phone/email): Joanne Threlfall, 203-417-8518, jmt0279@gmail.com or Elaine Davis, ebdavis@comcast.net, 843-297-8788

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: Pet Helpers

Organization Name: Pet Helpers

Volunteer Tasks: To operate smoothly, Pet Helpers relies on the commitment and energy of its uniquely talented volunteers. Volunteers assist the Pet Helpers staff with many of their responsibilities. These responsibilities include adoption counseling, kennel cleaning, cat socialization, event management, and much more. We love our volunteers! Volunteering at Pet Helpers is fun and rewarding! As a volunteer, you contribute to the success of Pet Helpers as you facilitate adoptions, fundraising, and general public awareness of Pet Helpers. Our ultimate goal is you integrate yourself into the Pet Helpers programs and services and truly become part of our family. EXAMPLE VOLUNTEER ROLES: Tour Guide Photographer Animal Care Support Dog Walker Cat Socialization Clinic Support Development/Fundraising Marketing Special Events Adoption Counselor Administrative Support Community Outreach

Organization Mission: Pet Helpers is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 Rescue and Adoption Center and low-cost Spay/Neuter & Veterinary Center that serves communities across the Lowcountry. Our mission is to end the euthanasia of all adoptable cats and dogs by keeping all animals until adopted; providing low cost spay/neuter surgeries; offering humane education programs; pursuing animal-cruelty prosecution; and initiating animal-welfare legislation. et Helpers was founded in 1978 by Carol Linville (pictured above left), now President of Pet Helpers, after she learned that 8,000 pets were being euthanized each year at local shelters. It began as a weekly “adopt a pet” column. More than 30 years later, that column has grown into Pet Helpers Rescue and Adoption Shelter, one of the foremost animal rescue organizations in South Carolina. Pet Helpers has slowly evolved into a widely recognized and innovative shelter that offers caring solutions to the serious problems created by pet overpopulation. For 36 years, we have focused on the needs of homeless animals. Through a commitment to quality sheltering and required spay/neuter, we have worked tirelessly to save those animals that are without human guardianship. We service the entire Lowcountry, where we are the only independent adoption shelter and veterinary center of our kind, that is fully-staffed and maintains regular business hours. We answer 20,000 calls a year to provide assistance and information to the public concerning animal issues. Pet Helpers is preparing to take our next steps- completing our building footprint to increase animal-holding capacity and expand our life-saving programs. We invite our community supporters to join us as we embark upon the next chapter in our journey.

Located: Off-island

Organization Address: 1447 Folly Rd. Charleston, SC 29412

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

Category: Education, Animals

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Volunteer: Sea Island Habitat for Humanity

 

Organization Name: Sea Island Habitat for Humanity

Volunteer Tasks: Construction volunteers to work on our active building site to help in all areas of building our homes. Opportunities Tuesday-Saturday 8am-4pm

ReStore volunteers to help in areas of our store that sells donated goods to help fund the building of our homes. Opportunities Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm

Organization Mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Located: Off-island

Organization Address: 2545 Bohicket Road Johns Island, SC 29455

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

Category: Other (Housing)

Contact (name/phone/email): Anna Huie, anna@seaislandhabitat.org, 843-768-0998 ext 116

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