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The Classifieds: Want Ads for Student Volunteers

Volunteering is a way for future health professionals to learn first hand about problems facing different populations in our community.
During the 2015-2016 academic year, MUSC students participated in volunteer service throughout the Low Country in a variety of ways offering a surplus of 16,000 hours of support.
If volunteering in the Charleston community interests you or your group, but you can't decide where to start, call us at 843-792-5138 or stop by the MUSC GIVES BACK office located inside Student Programs Office at the Harper Center. You can even browse our website at for more suggestions where you can GIVEBACK! Don't forget to LOG your service hours on the website as well!!

NOTE: The MUSC Gives Back program promotes community volunteer opportunities to the MUSC student body that meet the mission of the Gives Back program. Keep in mind that MUSC does not provide any liability coverage for any MUSC student serving as a community volunteer, and that the MUSC student body is not to be solicited for any medical assisting services.  MUSC students may volunteer and serve under the active license of another healthcare practitioner who is responsilbile for this liability. The student volunteer has the responsibility for seeing that this condition is met.


September 8, 2015 - On-Going
Rein and Shine Therapeutic Riding Lessons  or or 843-849-0964
Population Served: People with Disabilities
Event Time:  Mornings/Afternoons
Event Location: 4857 Windwood Farm Road, Awendaw SC 29429
Volunteer Need:  Rein and Shine is always in need of lesson volunteers to help as side walkers and horse handlers. Lessons are Mon-Sat starting September 8, 2015. Most lessons are afternoons and Saturday mornings/afternoons. We also are always looking for people with horse experience to do feed shifts. This is a very rewarding experience and does not require you to commit to a weekly time.

September 19, 2015
Children's Museum of the Lowcountry FAM JAM!  or or 843-853-8962
Population Served: Children Youth and Families
Event Time:  10 AM - 2 PM
Event Location: Marion Square, Downtown Charleston
Volunteer Need:  This annual event is free for all to attend. Last year we had over 2,000 guests attend FAM JAM and celebrated the positive power of active play.  Our event's volunteer needs include:  face painters, event floaters, jump castle attendees, set up & break down.

September 19, 2015
Seacoast Church Long Point Breathe Respite or 843-881-2100 x1187
Population Served:  People with Disabilities
Event Time: 11:30 AM - 4 PM
Event Location: 750 Long Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Volunteer Need: Respite is an afternoon of fun for our special needs kids and their siblings that allow their parents an afternoon of rest.  We need a small army of awesome people to pull it off, but it's always a great time!  We're going with an ocean theme, so grab your flippers and bring a friend!!  Great opportunity to earn service hours in one afternoon!

September 26, 2015
CCPRC's Adaptive Recreation Surfing /1655volunteering  or 843-762-2172

Population Served: People with Disabilities
Event Time: 8 AM - 12:30 PM  and 12 :00 PM - 4 :30PM
Event Location: 861 Riverland Drive, Charleston, SC  29412
Volunteer Need: In shallow water (up to knees) volunteers will assist with enabling participants with physical disabilities to surf. All volunteers will receive training from event organizers. Volunteers should be comfortable in the ocean water.

September 27, 2015
CCPRC's Adaptive Recreation /1655volunteering  or 843-762-2172
Population Served:  People with Disabilities
Event Time:  9:30-AM-1:30 PM,   1:15 PM-6:00 PM
Event Location: 861 Riverland Drive, Charleston, SC  29412
Volunteer Need: Volunteers must be a professional or student in the therapeutic/medical field or similar and 18 or older.  Volunteers will assist with programming areas such as paddling, climbing, yogo, archery and more.

September, October, November 2015 ( Saturdays!)
Charleston Miracle League Adaptive Baseball or or 843-763-2513
Population Served: People with Disabilities
Event Time:  Mornings/Afternoons
Event Location: 780 West Oak Forest Drive, Charleston, SC 29407
Volunteer Need: Fan in the Stands = Easiest way to volunteer and highly recommended for your first visit to the Charleston Miracle League. Buddy = You're involved now! As a buddy you are paired up with one of our players and assist that player hit the ball, run the bases, and field as necessary. Announcer = Ever wanted to hear your voice boom out across a ball field? You'll announce each player as they step to the plate and let the crowd know when they score a run - it's super fun!

October 3, 2015

Isle of Palms Connector Run for the Child


Help set up the race course or cheer and direct participants on race day! Or you could help with packet stuffing and race material preparations the weeks and days before the race. And, of course, we will need help cleaning up after our fabulous race and post-race party on October 3rd.

On- Going

MUSC CARES Clinic or or 843-876-7097

Population Served: Uninsured Greater Charleston Area
Event Time: 6:00 - 9 :00 PM
Event Location:1145 Six Mile Road
olunteer Need: On behalf of the CARES Clinic, I would like to invite you to bring your knowledge and skills to the patients of Charleston as a volunteer at the CARES Clinic. It is a great opportunity to gain practical application of everything you're learning.
The clinic runs each week on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings.Four preclinical students and four clinical students can volunteer each night. Each preclinical student (1st or 2nd yr COM, 1st yr PA, CON, COP students) is paired up with a clinical student (3rd or 4th yr COM or 2nd yr PA student) and the student team sees patients together.

If you have never volunteered before, please see below for instructions on registering as a volunteer with the clinic.
1.Go to
2. Register as a new volunteer with your MUSC email address [click “volunteer login” then the “new registration” link]. I cannot approve you if you use another email address.
3. Once I approve you, you will have access to the website calendar and can sign up for as many dates as you’d like (enter your name under the PCS slot).If you have previously taken the IP 700 elective course, you are already registered and can go ahead and sign up!


Department of Mental Health or or 843-852-4100

Population Served: People with  Disabilities
Event Time: single events or on going
Event Location: 2100 Charlie Hall Blvd., Charleston, SC 29414
Volunteer Need: We have several volunteer opportunities ranging from one-time community events, to regular scheduled duties with client contact. There is not a minimum hourly requirement, and we will work hard to match your specific interests with the needs of our center! Please contact us for more information.












UPDATED:  August 25, 2015


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