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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 2013-2014 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 volunteers and that the MUSC Student Body is not to be solicited for medical assisting services, unless students already hold an active healthcare license, i.e.. RN, EMT, PA, or MD. Otherwise, MUSC students may volunteer and serve under the active license of another healthcare practitioner for those types of requests.  As the volunteer, you are responsible for seeing that this conditions is met.


Now - October, 2014
Keep North Charleston Beautiful 
Project /Event Name:   Butterfly Garden Field Trip Volunteers Needed
Population Served:    North Charleston Area Preschool Students 
Event Time:    Wednesdays, from 10 AM- 1 PM
Event Location:    North Charleston
Number of Volunteers Needed:    Open

Event Description/Volunteer Needs:    Volunteers will help lead the children through the Butterfly Garden and after the tour, read to them.

Now - November 1, 2014
The Charleston Miracle League or
Project/Event Name:  Fall Baseball Schedule
Population Served:  People with Disabilities
Event Time: Game times = 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 1PM, 2 PM
Event Location: 780 West Oak Forest Drive, Charleston, SC 29407
Number of Volunteers Needed: Lots
Event Description/Volunteer Needs: The Charleston Miracle League makes memories by providing a life-changing experience for children and adults with mental and physical challenges through a community supported baseball league. Our children and adults leagues play in a state-of-the-art complex built specifically for them. In addition, the CML teaches volunteers of all ages, who typically serve as buddies for our players, the value of giving back to others and their community. Want to get involved? Become a volunteer!

Now -December 14, 2014
Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding or
Project /Event Name:   Equine Assisted Activities
Population Served:    Adults & Children with Disabiltities; Veterans; Public School Groups
Event Time:    1 Hour plus, per week, same day and time; programs offered 6 days a week
Event Location:    CATR Farm, John's Island
Number of Volunteers Needed:    Open
Event Description/Volunteer Needs:    No Experience Necessary and training offered to assist with therapeutic horsback rding instruction and educational horse care activities to individuals with physical,  cognitive and emotinal disabilities.

September 5, 19; October 3, 17, 31; November 7, 21, 2014
Charleston Area Children's Garden Project  or or  260.273.3473

Project Event Name:    Pinehurst Elementary School Garden Sessions
Population Served:   Children/Youth
Event Time:   12:00 - 3 :00 PM (Every other Friday)
Event Location:    Pinehurst Elementary School, North Charleston
Number of Volunteers Needed:    10
Event Description/Volunteer Needs:    CACGP teaches children how to grow food, the science behind it, and the personal responsibility of healthy choices. The students not only learn classroom lessons about health, nutrition, math, and science, they cook from the garden and take home the produce they grow. Volunteers will be involved with the lesson and garden activities.  This means volunteers pair up with a student and be a garden mentor for the day!

September 30; October 4, 5, 18, 19, 2014
Trident United Way's 2-1-1 Hotline Training or or 843.566.7184
Project Event Name:    Phone Counselor Training
Population Served;    General
Event Time:    (9/30) 5:30-9PM; (10/4&5) 10A-5P; (0/18&19) 9A-5P
Event Location:    TUW Bldg.,N. Charleston
Number of Volunteers Needed:    Open
Event Description/Volunteer Needs:    2-1-1 Hotline is a 24 hour general counseling, information and referral and crisis intervention line. If you are looking to improve your communication skills, learn how to talk to people in times of crisis, and meet like-minded people, this might be a good opportunity for you! We will provide you with 40 hours of training to talk to people from all walks of life dealing with all different types of issues.  Contact us for more information and details.

September 13, 2014
Lowcountry Autism Foundation

Angela Klick  
Project Event Name:   Raccoon Pond Rush 10 Mile Relay and Run
Population Served:    People with Disabilities
Event Time:    9 AM - 12 Noon
Event Location: Jericho Horse Trail, 6207 Highway 41, Bethera, SC 29430
Number of Volunteers Needed:  Open

Event Description/Volunteer Needs:   Race Event Functions

October 5, 2014
Charleston Country Park and Recreation Commission

Ernin Guerro or or 843.762.8053
Project Event Name:    Latin American Festival
Population Served:    General Public
Event Time:    11:00 am
Event Location:    North Charleston Wannamaker County Park

Number of Volunteers Needed:    30
Event Description/Volunteer Needs:    Volunteers are needed to assist at the Lating American Festival helping with various jobs such as event setup, kids area, recycling, pepsi sales and more.  

November 12 & 13, 2014
Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission

Ernin Guerro or or 843.762.8053
Project Event Name:    Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Run
Population Served:    General Public
Event Time:    5 PM
Event Location:    James Island County Park
Number of Volunteers Needed:    30
Event Description/Volunteer Needs:   The Fun Run is a two-mile non-competitive run and walk and special preview of the Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park.  After reaching the finish line, participants and volunteers are invited to enjoy all that the festival has to offer. Volunteers will be placed on the course to help guide and cheer on the participants.






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