Community Service Volunteer Opportunities

Community Service Volunteer Opportunities

On Campus Opportunities 

Department of Communications, Media and Culture
Shannon Cook

Public Safety
Lt. Steve Valenti 

Bailie Willis

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 and University Place Custodial
Hannah Covington

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.


Danielle Cox

Volunteers will assist at CCU athletic events. Duties may include, but at not limited to taking orders, handing out food, filling drinks, stocking coolers and ice bins, and basic set up and clean up of sporting events. 

University Grounds
Tim Shank

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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. is a Wildlife Rescue and 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

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 ( or Brenda Deluca (

Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Program

The Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® is a program of Winyah Rivers Foundation Alliance, 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. Through the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Program we educate and advocate for the protection of clean water for fishing, swimming and drinking. For our events, and volunteer opportunities, such as Waccamaw River cleanups and water quality monitoring, visit

Whiskers Animal Rescue & Sanctuary
Daren Watson, President and Founder

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:

For a list of specific local volunteer needs provided by the United Way visit: