Community service opportunities in the Lowcountry ... Feb. 27 and beyond

calendar@islandpacket.comFebruary 26, 2014 

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Agape Family Life Center of Hardeeville: Recruiting volunteers to assist students during the after-school program. If you can share an hour one or two days a week to help Hardeeville Elementary students with their homework assignments or educational games that can improve their academic levels in math and ELA. 843-784-6008.

Agape Senior Hospice: Volunteers needed to offer care and support to patients and families receiving hospice services throughout the Lowcountry. 843-441-1507

American Red Cross: Seeking volunteers.

Art League of Hilton Head: Seeking volunteers for gallery sitting, writing press releases and articles of interest, social media skills for Facebook, events, committee members and/or board members. 843-681-2399.

Beaufort History Museum: Docents needed. 843-812-1294

Bluffton-Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine: Seeking volunteers. The clinic is in need of additional doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses and administrative personnel. As we have expanded our clinic site, we are able to provide care for more patients. To meet this need, we are seeking qualified volunteers to add to our energetic and generous volunteer staff. 843-706-7090

Bluffton Self Help: Volunteers needed 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Computer skills a plus for administrative/reception positions. Males are definitely needed for receiving/possible driving positions. 843-757-8000

Bluffton Self Help: Volunteers receptionists needed for the holidays. Responsible for manning the reception desk, answering phones, greeting donors, alerting staff when monetary donations arrive and direct clients to the sign up area to receive toys for Christmas. Two four-hour shifts weekdays a.m. and p.m. Computer, phone and people skills a requirement. Bi-lingual a plus. 843-757-8000

Boys & Girls Club Thrift Store: Looking for volunteers and donations at 914 Boundary St., Beaufort. Donations are tax deductible. 843-379-6350

Ghost story storytellers for CAPA: Seeking volunteers. If you know a great ghost story or if you can retell a local legend in a wonderfully Lowcountry voice, contact CAPA. CAPA is producing CDs and digital media of Lowcountry ghost stories in conjunction with the annual Exchange Club of Beaufort Ghost Tours. 843-524-4350.

The Deep Well Project: Needs substitute office volunteers to interview the client regarding the present need and record all information in the computer database. In between interviews, the office volunteers do follow-up work with the requests: calling landlords, confirming employment, and checking with utility companies to validate the need. Only rudimentary computer skills are needed. Training is provided. Office volunteers work a four-hour shift from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or from 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 843-785-2849

Encore Professionals Group: Volunteers needed to participate on strategic, business and knowledge-based short-term project teams for Beaufort County nonprofits. Project list and application online. 773-725-2750.

Family Promise of Beaufort County: Front-desk volunteers needed to answer phones, greet guests and handle light office work in four-hour shifts Monday-Friday. 843-815-4211

Girl Scouts: Adult volunteers needed to start new troops in Bluffton and on Hilton Head Island. Help build courage, confidence and character for girls ages 5-18 in the area. No experience is required. Background checks required. 843-681-3646

God's Goods Thrift Store: You do not need to be a member of The Church of the Cross to volunteer. All welcome. The thrift store is located at 53 Persimmon St., Bluffton. 843-757-2024

Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Trash Brigade: Meets the last Saturday of every month at Chamber Headquarters, 217 Goethe Road at 8 a.m. Volunteers welcome. 843-757-1010

Habitat for Humanity: Seeking volunteers for construction projects. 843-384-9939.

HELP of Beaufort: Volunteers sought to help sort and hang donated clothing 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at 1910 Baggett St., Beaufort. 843-524-1223

The Heritage Library History and Genealogy Research Center: Seeking volunteers. Opportunities exist 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays. 843-686-6560

The Heritage Library: Seeking librarian with cataloging experience to help catalog books and to run the daily operations of the library. This is a volunteer position requiring one day a week. 843-686-6560.

Heyward House: Volunteer docents needed to give tours and information to visitors. Heyward House Historic Center, 70 Boundary St., Bluffton. Morning and afternoon shifts available. 843-757-6293

Hilton Head Humane Association: Needs volunteers to help take care of cats at Petsmart in Bluffton. Volunteers go every day to clean the cages for the eight cats and give them fresh food and water. Takes about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, depending on how much time the volunteer wants to spend socializing with the cats. If you are able to make a firm commitment to do this once a week, call 843-681-8686.

Hilton Head Island Elementary School tutoring: Help kids learn to read. Tutor first- or second-graders. Established program, all materials provided, flexible hours. 843-342-6640

Hilton Head Island Safe Harbour: Volunteers needed. 843-671-7233.

Historic Beaufort Foundation Verdier House: Seeking volunteers to greet visitors and conduct the tours. Three-hour shifts are available: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, either weekly, biweekly or monthly. 843-379-6335

Hospice Care of America: Direct patient care and administrative volunteers are needed. No experience necessary. 843-785-5901 on Hilton Head Island; 843-322-0063 in Beaufort

Hospice Care of the Lowcountry: Volunteer opportunities including patient/family support, office, veterans, Hos-Pet Pet Therapy, event volunteers and Pet Peace of Mind volunteers for dog walking and other pet care. 843-706-2296

Hospital Auxiliary of Hilton Head Hospital/Coastal Carolina Hospital: Volunteers sought for both hospitals, as well as the Bluffton-Okatie Outpatient Center in all departments. 843-689-8201.

Hunger and Homeless Coalition: Seeking volunteers for Backpack Buddies and Soup Kitchen programs. The Coalition is in need of a treasurer, Webmaster and scheduler. Volunteers for the coalition board position are also being sought. 843-342-3386

LowCountry Habitat for Humanity: Seeking volunteers for family services committee. 843-522-3500.

LowCountry Habitat for Humanity ReStore: Volunteers are needed at 612 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. The store is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. 843-525-0055.

Lowcountry Legal Volunteers: Retired attorney volunteers needed to assist with legal advice, representation and education for local income qualified residents in Bluffton. An active South Carolina license is not required. 843-815-1570.

Meals on Wheels Bluffton-Hilton Head: Needs volunteer drivers for deliveries on Hilton Head Island from Monday through Friday. Drivers pick up prepared meals and then deliver them to clients. Drivers typically drive one day a week for a month or every other month. Drivers use their own vehicles. Training provided. 843-689-8334.

Memory Matters: If you enjoy music, art, crafts, games, camaraderie and companionship, your help is needed at Memory Matters adult dementia specific day center on Hilton Head Island. Schedules are flexible, two to four hours a day or four hours a month. Training in dementia care provided for all volunteers. 843-842-6688.

My Father's House Bluffton: Volunteer needs include ministering to residents, handy-man skills, providing meals, assistance in grant writing and message center phone support. Volunteer training will be provided. 843-505-1538.

NAMI Beaufort County: Seeking volunteers to assist office staff with basic office duties, marketing campaigns, as well as upcoming outreach initiatives and fundraising events. Morning and afternoon shifts available. 843-681-2200.

Neighborhood Outreach Connection: Volunteers needed to help with after-school tutoring programs on Hilton Head and in Bluffton. These programs serve kids in kindergarten through eighth grade and meet Monday-Thursday. 843-681-4100

Palmetto Animal League Thrift volunteer recruitment: Supports Palmetto Animal League Adoption Center in Okatie. Volunteers may complete an application and sign up for training at the store in Sheridan Park in Bluffton. Volunteers are needed for all shifts to manage inventory, serve as cashier, help merchandise and assist customers. 843-837-6369

Palmetto Animal League Thrift: Seeking donations. Clothing, jewelry, furniture, kitchenware, artwork. Donations may be dropped off at the store 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Located in Sheridan Park in Bluffton. 843-837-6369

Petsmart volunteers: Bluffton location needs volunteers to clean the cages and give fresh food and water to Hilton Head Human Association animals that are up for adoption. 843-681-8686

Plant the Seed Ministry: The soup kitchen, Atlantic Inn 2249 Boundary St., Beaufort, needs volunteers to help prepare and serve lunches and to help maintain garden. If you are interested volunteering, Email Joy Kircher at or call 843-575-2200.

Prom Boutique, presented by Junior Service League of Beaufort: 2-6 p.m. March 15, Academy for Career Excellence, 80 Lowcountry Drive, Ridgeland. Accepting age appropriate, new or gently used, clean, long and short dresses in all sizes with no stains or tears.

Sandalwood Community Food Pantry: Perishable and nonperishable food donations, especially for diabetics, sought for the pantry, which is open Tuesdays and Fridays. 8 Hunter Road, Hilton Head Island. Send donations to Sandalwood Community Food Pantry, P.O. Box 5061 Hilton Head Island. 843-645-0935.

Second Helpings: Collects food from supermarkets that would otherwise be discarded and delivers it to agencies, senior groups, churches and Boys and Girls clubs in Beaufort and Jasper counties. Volunteers are needed in Sun City Hilton Head, Hilton Head Island and Beaufort. Volunteers needed to assist with food rescue operation in Hilton Head and Beaufort. Positions available 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 843-689-3689

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) needs volunteers for assigning clients to our Mentors, and for office work in Hilton Head. 843-363-6222

St. Helena Island library: Seeks Mac Media Lab Volunteers. No Macintosh computer experience required, just basic computing skills such as: operating a mouse, keyboard, and surfing the Internet. Come show off your tech skills with us and pick up some new ones. 843-255-6547

Tabby House: Volunteers needed to help a few hours each week to clean the facility, feed, and socialize adoptable cats. You may also help adopters select the right cat for their household and complete paperwork and reference checks for potential adopters. Particularly need help in the afternoons and early evenings. 843-255-5031

THA Group Hospice: Volunteers needed for patient socialization and caregiver respite. Also looking for non-patient-contact volunteers who can contribute by providing services including but not limited to office work, crafting, sewing, light yard work and light housekeeping. Interested in volunteers who would like to play guitar for patients. 888-842-4663.

Thumbs Up: Seeking volunteers for academic tutoring and other support. 843-379-8882.

Tidewater Hospice: Looking for administrative and patient care volunteers to assist in Lowcountry locations. 843-757-9388

United Way of the Lowcountry: Seeking two volunteers willing to perform light office work one day a week for three-four hours a day. Work includes easy database entry, preparation of mailings and assembling campaign materials. Person needs to be detail orie and accurate. Also seeking volunteers who are interested in working on the Annual Campaign Committee as Ambassadors. Environment is friendly and upbeat. United Way Bluffton, 1538 Fording Island Road, Moss Creek. 843-837-2000

Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island: Seeking volunteers in patient relations, patient care services, development and translation services. Patient relations includes roles such as greeters, admission interviewers, appointment schedulers, document scanners and administrative assistants. Patient care volunteers include active, semi-retired or retired health care professionals, such as doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists and therapists. The development department is looking for help with community fundraising and clerical needs. Translators are needed in the clinic, particularly those with fluency in Spanish. Volunteer orientation and training is available for all new volunteers. 843-689-6612.

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