Community Involvement and Volunteerism
A great place to begin searching for one-time or ongoing volunteerism opportunities is through the United Way of the Piedmont
. Because the United Way of the Piedmont serves Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee Counties, you can work with the volunteer coordinators to find service opportunities that address not only the needs of individuals in your area, but also your own needs around your class schedule and other commitments!
Below are just a few ways you can get involved through the United Way’s agencies in need of volunteers:
- Spend time tutoring an adult to help him prepare for the GED exam
- Help a family learn how to prepare and follow a household budget
- Do some office work – file papers, answer phones, and direct office traffic
- Serve on the Board of Directors for a local non-profit organization
- Teach someone how to read
- Work with animals at a local shelter
- Help kids in an after school program with their homework
- Paint a room, do some landscaping, or repair broken equipment at a local shelter
- Sort or repair donated items at a local thrift store
- Greet patients at a medical clinic and help them complete paperwork
United Way's Volunteer Connections program can match you with a great volunteer experience! Fill out the form online at www.uwpiedmont.org/individual_group_volunteer.php or call the United Way office at (864) 582-7556.
Another option is to check out www.spartanburg.com/community/volunteer.html where you’ll find links to many volunteerism opportunities in the Spartanburg and surrounding areas.
Voter Registration: Be sure to have your voice heard in our community - register to vote today!
Below is a listing of unpaid, volunteer and service opportunities that have been shared and approved by the Office of Student Activities. Local community service and volunteerism opportunities are updated as requests for student volunteers are received. Download and print volunteering table of information (PDF)
Chapman Cultural Center
Deadline: Volunteers needed year-round
New Volunteer Orientation August 28 (see below)
Agency: Chapman Cultural Center
200 East St. John St.
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Looking for new volunteers!
If you are interested in volunteering at the Chapman Cultural Center, we will be offering a new volunteer orientation session on Saturday, August 28th at 3:30 pm in the West Wing Conference room (down the hall from our ticket office.) Kindly RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
so that we know how many people to expect.
Needs: Tickets, greeters, tour guides, etc.
Agency: Spartanburg Bar Association
Needs: Donate current, stylish formal/prom/bridesmaid dresses and gently used accessories/shoes/jewelry. Collections are gathered each Spring at all SCC campuses.
Clifton Cemetary Association Clean Up
Agency: Clifton Cemetary Association
Needs: Basic care and upkeep of local historic cemetary. Located off East Main Street near Broome High School.
Pat Oxley, Coordinator
Foster Care of Spartanburg
Agency: Foster Care of Spartanburg (Dept. Social Services) www.fcspartanburg.org
Needs: Sponsor a foster child/teenager for Christmas- gift cards, monetary donations, direct wish lists through DSS.
Debbie Taylor, 596.3001 ext.2128
Kim Gist, 596.3001, ext. 2675
Libby Warlick, 596-3001, ext. 3053
Needs: "Buddy Program" tutoring and other activities with school aged children & teens with disabilities. Must complete required training & other background requirements.
Piedmont Blood Center, Bloodmobile at SCC
Deadline: See SCC Portal for Bloodmobile schedule
Needs: Blood donations. Open to the public. Visit between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on all SCC campuses. See bloodmobile dates on campus bulletin boards and the Student Portal.
Piedmont Blood Center, Bloodmobile visits to SCC
Contact: Leslie K. Cagle, Campus Life Coordinator CagleL@sccsc.edu
Samaritan Care Hospice
Agency: Samaritan Care Hospice, www.samaritancarehospice.com
Needs: Compassionate people to offer support to terminally ill patients and their families. Must attend mandatory training sessions.
Kris Milner, Volunteer Coordinator
(864) 542.2536 or (800) 542-2536
500 Jeff Davis Dr.
Spartanburg, SC 29303
“Tools For Schools”
Sept 1, 2010 - SCC central campus
9am-Noon - Student Services Building across from Book Inn bookstore
Agency: United Way/SC School for Deaf and Blind
Needs: School supply drive takes place during the Welcome Back Bash. New, unopened school supplies, gently used backpacks and 3-ring binders...and more. Check the SCC Student Portal or campus bulletin boards for complete details.
Your vote counts.... but only if you are a registered voter! Attend a Campus Voter Registration Drive during September. Check back here or on the SCC Portal for the annual voter registration drive dates at your campus. For information on voter registration, the process, results, candidates and more, visit www.scvotes.org
Pick up a Voter Registration form on any SCC campus:
- Central Campus: Student Services Building, Admissions
- Cherokee County Campus:Aacademic Building, room 125
- Tyger River Campus: Tyger River Building, room 206
- Union County Advanced Technology Center: Main office
Download PDF of SC Voter Registration Form
Winyah Community Hospice
We need volunteers to help with our patients. Volunteers can sit with patients to give their families a break. They can help with administrative/ clerical support. They can do special projects of any kind including sending cards, bereavement support, or whatever talent they may have. Our hospice volunteers are trained regarding hospice philosophy, volunteer roles, communication skills, the psychosocial and spiritual aspects of hospice care. On average, most volunteers give 4 to 8 hours a month. Of course, any time is appreciated. For those who desire to make a difference, are caring and compassionate; hospice volunteering can be very rewarding. We are also able to give references.
Emily White, Volunteer Coordinator
(864) 541-7159 | email@example.com
818A East Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29302