Current Volunteer Needs

Yes, I Can!  After School Program

Description: Volunteers will assist 2nd to 5th grade students with their homework. Responsibilities include providing a safe and educational workspace, providing positive feedback to children, teaching skills that are applicable in school, providing one-on-one tutoring when necessary, and leading educational activities when homework is finished.  Volunteers must complete the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children training. 

Times:  Monday-Thursday  4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 1684 Brownswood Rd., Johns Island


Childcare Assistant 

Description: Volunteers will care for the children of the ESL students. Responsibilities will include keeping watch of the children, and providing positive and educational experiences

Times:  Wednesdays from 9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 1684 Brownswood Rd., Johns Island, SC 29455

Food Pantry Assistant

Description: Volunteers ensure shelves are properly stocked, assist clients in selecting the food they want and help with carrying grocery bags.

Times:  Mondays from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: 1684 Brownswood Rd., Johns Island, SC 29455

Clothing Room Assistant

Description:Volunteers will be in charge of the clothing room. Duties will include sorting clothes that come in from donations, organizing the clothes, collect out-of-season clothes for textile recycling, and assist clients in finding and selecting the clothes they need.

Times:  Tuesdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: 1684 Brownswood Rd., Johns Island, SC 29455


English as a Second Language Instructor

Description: Volunteers will serve as instructors for adults learning English. Responsibilities will include coming before class to familiarize you with the lesson plan, teaching conversation, writing, reading and grammar to non-English speaking students, and working with a small group of students.  Must be able to commit to one day per week for an entire semester (January 13th to April 1st).

Times:  Monday/Wednesday 9:30am to 12:00 pm OR Tuesday/Thursday 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 1684 Brownswood Rd., Johns Island, SC 29455

Prenatal Spanish-English Translator

Description:Volunteers will help translate from Spanish to English for prenatal mothers in the OBGYN wing of our Wellness Center.

Times:  Mondays from 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 1684 Brownswood Rd., Johns Island, SC 29455

Van Drivers

Description: This volunteer will be responsible for driving our cargo van to pick-up food orders once a week from Lowcountry Food Bank in North Charleston.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs at a time when loading and unloading the van.

Times:  Flexible

Location: 1684 Brownswood Rd., Johns Island, SC 29455


Weekly Housekeeper

Description: This volunteer will assist with cleaning duties once a week.

Times:  Weekdays

Location: 77 & 79 America St., Charleston, SC 29403

Dental Professionals

Description: Dentist, dental hygienist and dental assistance provide free dental care and education to clients.

Time: Weekdays except for Friday.

Location: Wellness Center at 1684 Brownswood Rd., Johns Island, SC 29455

Substitute Volunteers

Description:Can't commit to a regular volunteer schedule? We are in need of volunteers who can serve as substitutes for our food/clothing rooms and front desk receptionist.


Location: Johns Island site at 1684 Brownswood Rd. & Neighborhood House at 79 America St.

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