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

Yes, I Can! After School Tutor

Description: Volunteers will assist 2nd to 5th grade students with their homework. Responsibilities include providing a safe and educational workspace, providing positive feedback to struggling 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 Darkness to Light training, have teaching or tutoring experience, childcare experience, and patience.

Time: Weekdays except for Friday from 4-5 pm.

Location: 1684 Brownswood Rd., Johns Island

Fundraising and Event Planning Volunteer

Description: Volunteers assist with the upcoming February 2018 Gala. Roles may include, but are not limited to securing sponsorship donations, procuring silent and live auction items, event set-up and help during the event.

Time: Flexible based on duties

Location: Committee meetings are held at 1684 Brownswood Rd., Johns Island

Johns Island Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Description: Volunteers greet clients and visitors, answer the phones and assist with administrative tasks

Time: Mondays

Location: 1684 Brownswood Rd., Johns Island

Johns Island Clothing Room Volunteer

Description: Volunteers provide assistance to clients as they choose clothing, keeps the clothing organized and puts away new donations of clothing. The clothing room is open Monday-Thursday from 10am to 2pm.

Time: Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings from 10am to 2pm

Location: 1684 Brownswood Rd., Johns Island

GED Tutor

Description: Assist students with their work in our Charleston County Certified GED program. Your main duties would include providing instruction to struggling students, answering questions as they occur, and providing positive encouragement to the class. We are especially in need of tutors interested in teaching lower to mid-level Math and/or Language Arts.Tutors can volunteer one or both days.

Time: Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: 1684 Brownswood Rd., Johns Island


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.

Childcare Assistant

Description: Volunteers will care for the children of the ESL and GED students. Responsibilities will include keeping watch of the children, and providing positive and educational experiences. Childcare volunteers must complete Darkness to Light training, have childcare experience, and patience.

Time: 9:00a.m.-11:30a.m. Monday-Thursday, 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. Tuesday & Thursday. Other times contingent on program needs.

Location: 1684 Brownswood Rd., Johns Island

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: Wellness Center 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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