Want to give back to your community? Many clubs sponsor worthy causes such as blood drives, school projects, telethons, and benefits for children among others.
Communities In Schools of the Midlands (CIS-M) is a local non-profit agency that is a part of the nation's leading community-based organization helping kids succeed in school and prepare for life.
CIS partners with families, schools, businesses and community leaders to broker resources into the schools and create a support system for students. CIS has a unique philosophy. We believe that every child needs and deserves the Five Basics:
Volunteer Opportunities available:
Post Office Box 2403
Columbia, SC 29202
A Statewide nonprofit organization, established to raise and distribute grants to AIDS organizations that provide direct service to South Carolinians with HIV/AIDS or organizations, which provide AIDS education and awareness.
Contact Name: Matt Chisling
Areas of Service Needed:
Special training needed: None
*FYI… the foundation is totally dependent upon volunteers, as there is no paid staff. No real estate. Every dollar raised works it's way back into the community.
Volunteer Services Coordinator
(803) 935-7824 or (803) 935-7871
Contact: Rachel Edwards
Phone: (803) 790-6541 ext. 216
Carolina Children's Home is a private nonprofit, non-denominational residential treatment center for abused, abandoned and neglected children and teenagers. The general purpose of the organization is to provide counseling and therapy in a group home setting for the young victims of abuse and neglect.
Contact Person: Ms. Anita Bonnette or Brian Morgan
Phone: (803) 779-7257
Palmetto Health Baptist
Contact Person: Kristin Hill, Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator
Phone: (803) 296-5570
1712 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 29201
PCASC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent the abuse and neglect of children in our state. Direct collaborative services are proved to children and families. www.pcasc.org
How Can You Help:
Provides housing for homeless families or families in danger of becoming homeless. Adults are required to work while residing in the facilities for a very low rent.
Contact Person: Scarlett Benjamin
Phone: (803) 256-3999
(*This is a general e-mail for St, Lawrence Place)
Areas of Service Needed: After school tutors, Life skills program facilitators (Monday evenings), Apartment adoption program (repairs, painting etc. for new resident move-in), Mentors (for children, parents and older adults), Family & Friends Fun Days, quarterly birthday parties, plan scheduled activities for children (agency has transportation) and any other suggestions volunteers may have to offer.
Best time for services: As available
United Way Volunteer Opportunities Booklet (Adobe Acrobat Reader Required)
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. We offer after school and summer programs for youth 6-18 years old. Those youth participate in programs that are run out of our five core program areas which are The Arts, Health & Life Skills, Education, Sports Fitness & Recreation, and Character & Leadership. Volunteer Opportunities: