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38 volunteer opportunities in Charleston

Find out how to give back.


Volunteer with The Green Heart Project.

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Maybe you have some extra time on your hands, or maybe you’re just in the giving spirit. All we know is there are more than enough great causes in Charleston to support with your time. Whether you’re an animal lover, an artsy type, a natural mentor, or a healthcare enthusiast — there’s a nearby volunteer opportunity for you. Here are several ways to get involved in Charleston.

Natural-born teachers + mentors

If you want to be there for abuse victims

If you have a passion for disabled community members

If you want to stay in your home

If you’re a mental health advocate

If you’re on a tight schedule

  • The Blood Connection | Choose a time to donate blood and help save lives in the community.
  • Trident United Way | Participate in Days of Caring, aka the largest single day of community service in the Tri-County area.

The artsy types

If you’re interested in healthcare

If you’re an animal lover

  • SC Aquarium | “Adopt” an aquarium animal to help provide expert care + opportunities for enrichment.
  • Charleston Animal Society | Help shelter animals feel loved by donating your time at this local spot.

For the outdoorsy types

If you’re passionate about supporting local minority groups

If you live + breathe Charleston

Self-proclaimed bibliophiles

For the social butterflies

  • Junior League of Charleston | Join this organization and connect with a network of women passionate about volunteering.
  • Together SC | Serve South Carolina’s nonprofit community by participating in Advocacy Allies.

For the handy individuals

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