Volunteer: Edmondston-Alston House

Organization Name: Edmondston-Alston House (administered by Middleton Place Foundation)

Volunteer Tasks Include: Conducting guided tours on the first and second floor. It’s a great way to learn about the history of Charleston, while imparting your new-found knowledge and enthusiasm to visitors. All guides will receive a reciprocal pass for them and one guest to visit other attractions in the area.

Mission of the Organization: To interpret the history of the house and the families who lived here. Constructed in 1825, the house commands a magnificent view of Charleston Harbor. From its piazza, General P. T. Beauregard watched the fierce bombardment of Ft. Sumter on April 12, 1861, signaling the start of the Civil War. And on December 11 of the same year, the house gave refuge to General Robert E. Lee the night a wide-spreading fire threatened his safety in a Charleston hotel.

Address: 21 East Battery, Charleston 29401

Web Link: http://edmondstonalston.com/

Category: Education, Other (Historical)

Organization Contact and E-Mail/Phone: Marguerite Getz, 722-7171, mgetz@middletonplace.org

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Volunteer: Sweetgrass Garden

Organization Name:
Sweetgrass Garden

Volunteer Tasks: Each Saturday morning from about 8:30AM until noon, we plant, fertilize, compost, weed, and pick produce. Depending on the season, we may mow the lawn, prune blueberry bushes, rake the pecan tree leaves, or tend the honeybees in our hives. No need to call ahead, just show up. You will find Dale or Jennifer there organizing the crew. If you decide to join us of a morning, please wear sturdy shoes and socks, work gloves and a hat! You can call me, if you wish, on my mobile at 843-270-0889. I hope to see you there! Dale

Organization Mission: The mission of Sweetgrass Garden 501(c)3 is to provide food for the poor and the hungry. In our four years of operation we have provided hundreds of pounds of produce to local food pantries and outreach services. The majority of our donations of fresh produce have gone to the Lowcountry Food Bank to serve children in Title 1 schools hot meals during summer school and afternoon programs. We have provided thousands of pounds of produce to this end. Now we would like to expand our efforts to more directly serve the needs of the hungry on Johns Island and Wadmalaw Island.

Located: Off-island

Organization Address:3151 Plow Ground Road Johns Island, SC 29455

Web URL: Facebook Sweetgrass Garden Charleston – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweetgrass-Garden-Charleston-SC/252484084778046

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Volunteer: Pet Helpers

Organization Name: Pet Helpers

Volunteer Tasks: To operate smoothly, Pet Helpers relies on the commitment and energy of its uniquely talented volunteers. Volunteers assist the Pet Helpers staff with many of their responsibilities. These responsibilities include adoption counseling, kennel cleaning, cat socialization, event management, and much more. We love our volunteers! Volunteering at Pet Helpers is fun and rewarding! As a volunteer, you contribute to the success of Pet Helpers as you facilitate adoptions, fundraising, and general public awareness of Pet Helpers. Our ultimate goal is you integrate yourself into the Pet Helpers programs and services and truly become part of our family. EXAMPLE VOLUNTEER ROLES: Tour Guide Photographer Animal Care Support Dog Walker Cat Socialization Clinic Support Development/Fundraising Marketing Special Events Adoption Counselor Administrative Support Community Outreach

Organization Mission: Pet Helpers is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 Rescue and Adoption Center and low-cost Spay/Neuter & Veterinary Center that serves communities across the Lowcountry. Our mission is to end the euthanasia of all adoptable cats and dogs by keeping all animals until adopted; providing low cost spay/neuter surgeries; offering humane education programs; pursuing animal-cruelty prosecution; and initiating animal-welfare legislation. et Helpers was founded in 1978 by Carol Linville (pictured above left), now President of Pet Helpers, after she learned that 8,000 pets were being euthanized each year at local shelters. It began as a weekly “adopt a pet” column. More than 30 years later, that column has grown into Pet Helpers Rescue and Adoption Shelter, one of the foremost animal rescue organizations in South Carolina. Pet Helpers has slowly evolved into a widely recognized and innovative shelter that offers caring solutions to the serious problems created by pet overpopulation. For 36 years, we have focused on the needs of homeless animals. Through a commitment to quality sheltering and required spay/neuter, we have worked tirelessly to save those animals that are without human guardianship. We service the entire Lowcountry, where we are the only independent adoption shelter and veterinary center of our kind, that is fully-staffed and maintains regular business hours. We answer 20,000 calls a year to provide assistance and information to the public concerning animal issues. Pet Helpers is preparing to take our next steps- completing our building footprint to increase animal-holding capacity and expand our life-saving programs. We invite our community supporters to join us as we embark upon the next chapter in our journey.

Located: Off-island

Organization Address: 1447 Folly Rd. Charleston, SC 29412

Web URL: http://www.pethelpers.org

Category: Education, Animals

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Volunteer: Sea Island Habitat for Humanity


Organization Name: Sea Island Habitat for Humanity

Volunteer Tasks: Construction volunteers to work on our active building site to help in all areas of building our homes. Opportunities Tuesday-Saturday 8am-4pm

ReStore volunteers to help in areas of our store that sells donated goods to help fund the building of our homes. Opportunities Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm

Organization Mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Located: Off-island

Organization Address: 2545 Bohicket Road Johns Island, SC 29455

Web URL: http://www.seaislandhabitat.org/

Category: Other (Housing)

Contact (name/phone/email): Anna Huie, anna@seaislandhabitat.org, 843-768-0998 ext 116

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Volunteer: Respite Care

Organization Name: Respite Care Charleston

Volunteer Tasks: Tuesdays and Thursdays – 10:00am – 1:50pm. Program Companions (approx. 4 hours once a week) enjoy the company of participants and volunteers as a 1:1 program companion for an individual with dementia during the 4 hour respite program. Help participants engage in music, art exercise, and meals by providing visual and verbal cues as you participate in the same activities with the group. Activity Leaders (45min -1 hour once a month, quarter, or year +/-) lead art, music, exercise, conversational activities, service projects, or other projects that match your interests and provide structured socialization with a purpose for the group.

Organization Mission: Respite Care Charleston strives to improve the quality of life for individuals and families coping with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Located: Off-island

Organization Address: Johns Island Site Church of Our Saviour 4416 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy Johns Island, SC 29455

Web URL:  http://respitecarecharleston.org/

Category: Other – Senior Services, Dementia Care

Contact (name/phone/email):  Jennifer Hartig, Program Coordinator, Jennifer@respitecarecharleston.org, (843) 647-7405, http://respitecarecharleston.org/volunteer/

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Volunteer: One80 Place

Organization Name: One80 Place

Volunteer Tasks: Guests Services Host at our Front Desk -Donation Center Steward -Non-perishable Food and Supply Donations -Financial Contributions

Organization Mission: To provide food, shelter and hope one person at a time one family at a time.

Located: Off-island

Organization Address: 35 Walnut Street

Category: Education, Hunger, Other (Homelessness)

Contact (name/phone/email): Brad Cashman, Director of Community Engagement, 843-737-8369, bcashman@one80place.org, http://www.one80place.org

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