OLM Outreach - Serving James Island, Johns Island, Wadmalaw Island and The Neighborhood House of Charelston (Downtown)Our Lady of Mercy Outreach on Facebook

Current Volunteer Needs


Description: To provide free dental care to clients, duties range from performing routine check-ups to surgical operations. Dentists provide chair side health information.

Time: Weekdays except for Friday.

Location: Wellness Center at 1684 Brownswood Rd.

Yes, I Can! Summer Camp

Description: Volunteers will serve as ‘counselors’ during the Yes I Can! Summer camp. Duties include, but are not limited to: leading the children in activities, assisting with preparation for breakfast and lunch, monitoring the children’s behavior, assisting as a reading buddy, and supporting the program supervisor. Teaching or tutoring experience is preferred. In addition, a love for working with kids, the ability to lead a small group activity and to be able to take initiative to work with the kids as the need arises. Lastly, Yes I Can! Summer camp volunteers will take a Darkness to Light training.

Time: 9:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday-Friday from June 12 to July 14th

Location: Johns Island site at 1684 Brownswood Rd.

Saturday Volunteer Group Opportunity

Description:Our downtown site, the Neighborhood House, participates in the Fields to Families program. This program provides fresh produce gleaned from the Saturday farmers market (Marion Square) for our lunch program clients the following Monday. We are in need of groups of 4-5 volunteers to help gather produce donations and transport them to the Neighborhood House on 79 America Street. This is a 3-4 hour time commitment. There are various Saturday dates to be filled between May 2017 and November 2017.

Time:Various Saturday afternoons for 3-4 hours

Location:Neighborhood House at 79 America St.

Spanish Translator

Description: We are in need of a Spanish-English translator at our Wellness Center. Volunteers would be translating for patients from 5:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday evenings during our emergency dental clinic.

Time:Tuesdays from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Johns Island site at 1684 Brownswood Rd.

Senior Food Box Volunteer

Description: Once a month (usually 2nd Tuesday) our organization distributes senior food boxes to eligible clients. We need volunteers to help get clients signed in and volunteers to help carry the food boxes to clients' cars.

Time: Second Tuesday each month from 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Johns Island site at 1684 Brownswood Rd.

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.

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