TO VOLUNTEER OR NOT?
Volunteering is a way for future health professionals to learn first hand about problems facing different populations in our community.
During the 2011-2012 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 cannot decide where to start,call us at 843-792-5138 or stop by the MUSC GIVES BACK office located at the Harper Center.
You can even browse our website at www.musc.edu/muscgivesback for more suggestions where you can GIVEBACK!
HOLIDAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
November 26-30, 2012
Trident Literacy Association
email@example.com or www.tridentlit.org or 843-747-2223
Do you like to address envelopes? If the answere is " yes", then Trident Literacy requests your assistance for a few hours the week of November 26-30, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM.
November 26 - December 20, 2012
The Salvation Army
Kiki Cooper, Director, Development And Public Relations, 843- 747-5271 x 15
Christmas Packing and Distribution Volunteers are needed to pack and distribute Christmas gifts for families. This will be held November 26 through December 20th and volunteers can pick anytime between 9am and 9pm. Both packing and distribution will be held at the North Charleston Convention Center.
November 2012 - April 2013
Junior Girls Day Out's "Girls Champion Fitness Club"
firstname.lastname@example.org or www.juniorgirlsdayout.org or 843-864-3399
Volunteers are needed to assist with the following Nutrition and Fitness Events: Cooper River Bridge Run training, Food Scavenger Hunts, Food Eating Events, Beach Run &Relay Events, Gym Workouts, Fun & Fit Exercise Classes, Salad Building Competitions, Healthy Food Shopping sprees, Food Label Reading , Cooking Classes , Hula Hoop, Dance Clases & More.. most Tuesday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
Now - December 7, 2012
Carolina Youth Development Center
email@example.com or 843-792-4094
The Teddy Bear Tag Trees are up on campus. Select a child's gift tag, purchase the item, and return it in a gift bag only with the tag attached to Student Programs Office by Friday, Noon, December 7, 2012. This is an annual SC College of Pharmacy sponsored service project.
Now - December 11, 2012
Camp Happy Days - Angel Sponsor
firstname.lastname@example.org or (843) 571-4336
Be an Angel and sponsor a Camp Happy Days child fighting cancer this season and help fill Holiday wish lists for families in need. Contact Teresa Bishop, Programs Director by phone or email.
Now - December 12, 2012
South Santeee Senior & Community Center
email@example.com or 843-546-2789
We have 18 seniors that are in need of assistance this holiday season. We will have a Senior Christmas Luncheon on December 14th and we would love to give our seniors gifts. Please contact Shelia Powell to learn what items are requested.
Now - December 24, 2012
Palmetto Project: Families Helping Families
firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-724-7100
Celebrate the holidays by providing for a family in need. Please consider adopting a family or making a donation to Families Helping Families this holiday season. We need your help to make holiday wishes come true for the families who have applied for assistance this year. Click here to sponsor a family http://palmettoproject.org/families-helping-families/fhf-lowcountry/fhf-lowcountry-sponsor-form/ or click here to volunteer http://palmettoproject.org/families-helping-families/fhf-lowcountry/fhf-lowcountry-volunteer-form/.
December 7 -17, 2012
Palmetto Medical Initiative - Palmetto Medical Initiative Medical Mission to Masindi, Uganda
www.palmettomedical.org or email@example.com or 843-696-2223
Palmetto Medical Initiative, a local Charleston based nonprofit, offers MUSC students the chance to participate on a medical mission trip to Masindi, Uganda in March, May, August and December every year. The trip will provide students and professionals the opportunity to use their medical training to have a profound impact in the lives of hurting people. We feel confident that you will return from the trip transformed by what you have experienced and challenged to incorporate global healthcare into your educational and professional lives. Additionally, you will play a part in a long-term commitment to people of Uganda,which includes the construction and operation of permanent and sustainable hospital facility in Masindi to provide quality care and a focus on preventative health. If you are interested in joining us please fill out the application on the website and mail it to PMI, P.O. Box 542, Charleston, SC 29402 or scan and e-mail to the above address.
December 12, 14, 2012
People Against Rape Volunteer Training
Seeking Volunteers Willing to Work with Victims
firstname.lastname@example.org or www.peopleagainstrape.org or 843-745-0144
Rape victims in Charleston are in desperate need and you can do something about it. In the hours after the trauma of rape, victims need someone to stand with them. That is what we do at People Against Rape (PAR), South Carolina's oldest rape crisis center. However, due to recent financial difficulties, our ability to care for rape victims in their hour of need has been significantly compromised. So, we are asking for your help. You can make a difference in helping rape victims after their assault. Currently, the basic victim services that PAR provides (ER accompaniment and responding to crisis calls and referrals for adult victims of sexual assault) are being met by an all volunteer corp of trained advocates. The problem is we need more volunteer advocates, especially for daytime, weekday hours. Volunteer advocates take crisis calls and accompany victims through the evidentiary exam at MUSC's ER (ED). PAR will provide the necessary training in two, four hour, training sessions to be held on December 12 and 14, from 9:00am to 1:00pm. If you, or someone you know, is able to devote one to two monthly time slots (of between 4, 8, or 12 hours), we would love to talk with you about PAR's activities in greater detail. Please e-mail email@example.com to obtain more information about this important volunteer opportunity. We are also interested in developing a cadre of advocates who speak Spanish and have flexible schedules. Please feel free to disseminate this to anyone you know who may be interested in volunteering their time for this very worthy cause.
Now - On- Going
Crisis Ministries Garden Volunteer Opportunity
firstname.lastname@example.org or www.charlestonhomeless.org/index.php or 843-723-9477
MUSC College of Nursing has teamed up with Crisis Ministries to establish a sustainable vegetable and herb garden. Volunteers are needed to maintain the garden by weeding and watering as needed. There is no specific time or date so contact Brad Cashman and come in whenever you can. This is a great opportunity to help homeless community members and help maintain a beautiful garden. Crisis Ministries Family Center: Meeting Street, Downtown Charleston.
Now - On-Going
Communities In Schools
email@example.com or www.cischarleston.org or 843-740-6797
Every 26 seconds, a US student drops out of school. You can help change that! The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Volunteers serve as positive role models thorugh mentoring and tutoring and much more. Opportunities are available in elementary, middle and high schools and are offered primarily during the school day. CIS offers a rewarding and flexible opportunity for volunteers passionate about positively affecting the lives of our youth.
Now - On-Going
East Cooper Meals on Wheels - Meal Delivery Program
www.ecmow.org or 843-881-0994
You can help us pack meals, deliver meals, prepare for special events, make small home repairs for recipients in the East Cooper area, answer phones and much more. We ask volunteers to give two hours of their time at least twice a month. The majority of our volunteer opportunities occur Monday through Friday form 8 AM to Noon.
Now - On-Going
Sea Island Habitat for Humanity
firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-768-0998
We need volunteers to commit to one or more days each week to volunteer regularly on the construction site ( Tues-Sat, 8:30 AM- 12 PM or 1-4PM ) or at the Restore ( Mon.-Sat.9 AM- 1 PM or 1 -5 PM ). In addition, we need groups of up to 20 to volunteer as needed at the construction site. Thank you for your interest in serving families in need of affordable housing!
Now - On-Going
East Habitat for Humanity
email@example.com or 843-881-2600
We welcome Individuals to build with us anytime. Check our website at www.eastcooperhabitat.org to see our locations and times. Groups wanting to volunteer, please call 843-881-2600 ext. 205 to sign up in advance.
Now - On-Going
Hospice Care of America
firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-797-0768
We are looking for Hospice "Angels" to provide compassion and support to our hospice patients. With training, volunteers can do many things to support our services from patient related duties to administrative duites. Please make a difference today with Hopsice Care of America.
Now - On-Going
Serenity Palliative and Hospice Care
email@example.com or 843-556-3119
Volunteers needed to make friendly visits, errand running, patient phone calls, respite for caregivers and clerical services. Make a difference in the lives of others and encounter new challenges, new experiences, friendships and personal growth opportunities.
Now - On-Going
Keep Charleston Beautiful Litter Cleanups
firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-579-7501
Groups of any size are needed to help cleanup areas of Charleston. Project times and locations are set based on volunteer interest and availability. Groups of any size can be accommodated and all cleanup material will be provided. Volunteers are asked to wear close-toed shoes during cleanups.
Now - On-Going
LEAP Volunteer Horse Care Provider
email@example.com or www.leapinsc.org or 843-723-0659
Volunteers are needed to help care for the LEAP ( Lowcountry Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy) horses at our Wadmalaw Island facility. Mornings or Evenings, every day. Some horse care experience is required. Basic care is to include feeding, grooming, and cleaning stalls.
ISSUE: (Nov/Dec 2012)
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