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Community Service Volunteer Opportunities

On Campus Opportunities 


Department of Communications, Media and Culture
Shannon Cook
843-349-2450


Public Safety
Sheila Crawford
843-349-2179


S.T.A.R.
843-349-2337
star@g.coastal.edu
S.T.A.R. Website


Sustainability
Jeremy Monday
843-349-6954
jmonday1@coastal.edu  

Volunteers will be given an opportunity to collect recyclables at home football and baseball games. There will also be opportunities to participate in scheduled community cleanup events, cardboard collection during move-in weekend, Campus Salvage, Zero Waste events and general cleaning of recycling bins.   


University Housing, Main Campus Custodial
Wendy Richardson
843-349-4144
wrichards@coastal.edu

Volunteers will assist full-time custodial staff with basic cleaning and custodial functions in and around University Housing facilities. Duties may include, but are not limited to, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, scrubbing, dusting, wiping, sanitizing and managing trash and recyclables.


University Housing, University Place Custodial
Michael Davidson
843-349-4144
mdavidson@coastal.edu

Volunteers will assist full-time custodial staff with basic cleaning and custodial functions in and around University Housing facilities. Duties may include, but are not limited to, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, scrubbing, dusting, wiping, sanitizing and managing trash and recyclables.


Custodial Department
Barbara Scott
843-349-2140
bscott@coastal.edu

Volunteers will assist full-time custodial staff with basic cleaning and custodial functions in and around University facilities. Duties may include, but are not limited to, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, scrubbing, dusting, wiping, sanitizing and managing trash and recyclables.


University Grounds
Tim Shank
843-349-2157
shank@coastal.edu

Volunteers will assist grounds staff with basic grounds operations around University facilities. Duties may include, but are not limited to, pulling weeds, blowing debris, mulching, raking, clean up and managing trash and recyclables. There will also be opportunities to participate in scheduled community events with set up, clean up, trash management and breakdown of the events. 


University Greenhouse
James Mills
843-349-2186
jmills@coastal.edu

Volunteers will assist greenhouse staff with basic greenhouse operations in and around University facilities. Duties may include, but are not limited to, pulling weeds, filling planters, deadheading flowers, prepping flower beds and replanting flower beds. There will also be opportunities to participate in scheduled community events with set up, clean up and breakdown of requested flowers and potted plants at the events.


Hackler Golf Course Operations
Chuck Johns
843-349-6596
cjohns1@coastal.edu

Volunteers will assist staff with basic golf course operations in and around the Hackler Golf Course. Duties may include, but are not limited to, golf cart cleaning, range ball service, filling divots, trash removal, power washing, merchandising and general golf course maintenance. There will also be opportunities to participate in scheduled golf course events with set up, clean up and course operations at the events.


Transportation Services
Rich Bender
843-349-2171
rbender@coastal.edu

Volunteers will assist staff with cleaning and washing motor coaches, trolleys, mini-buses, and vans operated by Transportation Services in support of the University Community.  


Off Campus Opportunities


All 4 Paws
843-237-7297
all4pawsar@yahoo.com

Volunteers would be helping with animal care—this would include feeding, cleaning, walking, and loving the dogs and cats. Other duties include transporting animals, assisting with animal adoption events on Saturdays and volunteers may also help to remodel and rebuild the interior of their new facility.


Children's Museum of South Carolina
843-946-9469
CMSCVisitorServices@sc.rr.com

We try to use volunteers where they feel most comfortable.  Interacting with the visitors on the floor of the museum, working with programs, art center, special events and technical support. Volunteers should remember that we are a family museum and should use good judgment in their appearance.

Volunteers Needed:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


Coastal Rescue Mission
843-503-5151

Duties include packing boxes with food and helping on the last Saturday of each month with distribution. In addition, girls are needed to help with running the store front where girls’ clothes and jewelry are sold.

Volunteers needed:
Regular hours vary. Volunteers always needed on the last Saturday of each month.


Fostering Hope
843-254-8168

Volunteers help sort the donated items and place them in the store. They also assist the families when they come in select the items they want. Volunteers also help with fundraisers and events put on for the children.

Volunteers Needed:
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-Noon


Habitat for Humanity of Horry County
843-650-8815, extension 8004
volunteer@habitatmb.org

Volunteers that would like to spend their time with Habitat for Humanity are expected to be willing to work with a diverse group of people toward a common goal of eliminating poverty housing in our community. We want volunteers to have fun and know that they are helping a great cause and truly making a difference in lives.  We do ask that volunteers treat any volunteer opportunity as a commitment and follow through. Volunteers can expect to break a sweat, have some sore muscles, and accept a few Thank You’s along the way.


North Myrtle Beach Humane Society
843-249-4948
shelter@sccoast.net

Duties include bathing animals, feeding cats, walking dogs, answering phones, cleaning cages, washing dishes, coin can collecting, transporting animals to vets, building maintenance, working at fund raising events.

Volunteers Needed:
Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 
Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 


Salvation Army
843-222-8057

The Salvation Army provides assistance to Horry County residents by meeting needs without discrimination. Our Social Services program offers assistance with clothing, utilities, rent, food pantry, prescription drugs, disaster support, and assistance at Christmas time with our Angel Tree program.


Sav-R-Cats
843-222-8057

Duties include caring for the cats at the adoption center, scooping litter, sweeping, moping, brushing the cats as well as general clerical duties, including correspondence and answering the telephone. Other duties include contacting media outlets and newspapers to further our cause and solicit donations. Furthermore, Sav-R-Cats need help to trap and transport feral cats to/from veterinarians.


SC-C.A.R.E.S.
843-546-7893
zookeepermb@sc.rr.com

SC-C.A.R.E.S. is a Wildlife Rescue & Rehab Center, Educational Animal Sanctuary, Environmental Center and 501(c)3 non-profit public supported charity located in the Georgetown area of South Carolina. Their chosen purpose is to provide a compassionate no kill no breed haven for abused, neglected, and unwanted exotic animals, to develop and implement educational programs for schools, universities and other civic groups and to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured wildlife.


Saint Frances Animal Center
Office: 843-546-0780
Fax: 843-520-4848
sfacophelia@yahoo.com
ebdeluca@yahoo.com

Volunteers would be helping with animal care: this would include feeding, cleaning, walking, and socializing with our animals. Other duties include transporting animals, assisting with animal adoption events on Saturdays at Pet Smart. Volunteers are also asked to work our special events usually held at these Pet Smart locations: Surfside Beach, Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach.  Groups and individuals may also help us at our SFAC with special renovation projects of our facility. Please contact volunteer voordinator Ophelia Snow (sfacophelia@yahoo.com) or Brenda Deluca (ebdeluca@yahoo.com).


Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Program
843-349-4007
wrk@coastal.edu

The Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® is a program of Winyah Rivers Foundation, a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to protect, preserve, monitor and revitalize the health of the lands and waters of the greater Winyah Bay watershed, focusing on local activism through the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Program. We educate and advocate for the protection of a clean and ample supply of water for all beneficial human and natural uses. For our events, such as Waccamaw River Cleanup in Conway and Beach Sweeps, visit http://www.winyahrivers.org.


Whiskers Animal Rescue & Sanctuary
Daren Watson, President and Founder
843-455-6199
daren@warssc.org
www.warssc.org

We are looking for students who may want to make a difference in the lives of our sanctuary animals and do volunteering at our local sanctuary. Whiskers Animal Rescue & Sanctuary is always needing help with a multitude of things such as improvements and updating of our website and facebook pages, fund raising, hands on help at the sanctuary with cleaning, maintenance and socializing of cats and kittens, horse grooming and grounds up keep.


For a list of additional non-profit agencies from the United Way of Horry County, please visit: http://unitedwayhcsc.galaxydigital.com/volunteer/agency/

For a list of specific local volunteer needs provided by the United Way visit: http://bit.ly/1sC0Os0