Are you a new resident of our Island?
Or do you spend your winters, summers or just a few months throughout the year? Now that you are an Islander or a part-time resident, are you looking for a great way to meet local people and do good at the same time? The answer?
Below is a list of organizations that need people like you. You are sure to find at least one that peaks your interest or is near and dear to you.
Second Helpings is a nonprofit food rescue and distribution network striving to eliminate hunger in the South Carolina Lowcountry. They collect and distribute food which would have otherwise ended up in landfills. They are the only food rescue organization serving Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties. Get involved by clicking HERE.
- 4 Northridge Dr., Suite C · In Hilton Head Island Safe Harbour
- (843) 689-3689
The Deep Well Project
The Deep Well Project has been the source of emergency assistance to the local community and is supported by individuals, businesses, religious institutions, foundations, clubs, schools and various other organizations. To volunteer, please email email@example.com.
- Social services organization
- 80 Capital Dr.
- (843) 785-2849
Sandalwood Community Food Pantry
The Sandalwood Community Food Pantry serves the hungry and the needy on Hilton Head. They provide food, love, dignity and spiritual guidance. They are always in need of assistance; from food distributors to builders to fund raising and so on, they will happily accept a helping hand. If you would like to volunteer, stop by Tuesdays @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and see what they are all about. Just fill out the volunteer form and drop it off when you arrive.
- 114 Beach City Rd.
- (843) 645-0935
“A wonderful food pantry, great volunteers…”
The Outside Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit founded in 2014. The Foundation strives for it’s mission through programs and advocacy. To facilitate access to the outdoors for all kids, The Foundation organizes and provides scholarships for the Kids in Kayaks program, which aims to get every 7th grader in Beaufort County out kayaking. In addition, The Foundation coordinates custom outdoor and give-back programming with local schools and clubs. An oyster shell recycling route, volunteer oyster baggings and reef building are also supported and organized by The Foundation. Additional Foundation activities include beach clean-ups, waterway clean-ups, and our annual Keep the Broad Creek Clean Festival.
Volunteer to help us get kids outside and protect our natural environment. We are always looking for volunteers to help with programs and clean up. If you are interested in volunteering to work with The Outside Foundation, email Jean Fruh, Executive Director.
- 50 Shelter Cove Ln · In The Plaza at Shelter Cove Shopping Center
- (304) 642-1820
Boys & Girls Club HHI
The Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island was established in 1990 at Sandlewood, a local low-income housing project located on the Island. In 1999, a 29,000 square foot facility was built near the Hilton Head School complex off Gumtree Road, the cost of which was paid 100% from donations by local organizations and private donors. For over thirty years, the Club has served local children ages 6-18 with outstanding educational and recreational programs after school and all day in the summer.
No doubt there are vital needs for reading assistance and homework help, but grabbing a ball, coaching tennis, golf, basketball or soccer are also ways to lend support. Share your talents in music, art, dance or other forms of exercise. Spend time assisting with STEAM projects. Offer your brain trust in biology, computers and photography. Even whip up some cooking tips or stitch in a knitting seminar.
Play games, Zumba dance or just offer a teen some life skills. Find your voice and come speak at the Club to talk about your talents. Share yourself with the Club
For additional volunteer information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Pat Ruck at (843) 689-3646 or request via email.
- 151 Gumtree Rd.
- (843) 689-3646
Volunteers in Medicine Clinic
Volunteers are critical to VIM Clinic’s mission of healing. Our dedicated team of volunteers are committed to helping others who are in need. Volunteers at VIM Clinic conduct themselves with dignity, courtesy, kindness and consideration while working in a professional manner.
They are always seeking Physicians, Dental Professionals, Mental Health Professionals, Nurses, Pharmacists and Lay (Administrative) Volunteers. Experience is not necessary or required for volunteer positions. They introduce you to VIM Clinic and train you! Many of their volunteers are retired, coming from many different careers and specialties. Get involved by clicking HERE.
- Free clinic
- 15 Northridge Dr.
- (843) 681-6612
SCORE Mentors SC LowCountry
SCORE SC Lowcountry offers business mentoring and workshops for business owners. Let one of our business mentors help you with your business.
We also offer great volunteer opportunities; join our award-winning SCORE chapter and share your business expertise with our local business community. SCORE is looking for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to serve in a variety of roles — from knowledgeable business mentors to local community advocates. Get involved by clicking HERE.
- Non-profit organization
- 1 Chamber of Commerce Dr.
- (843) 785-7107
Meals On Wheels, Bluffton-Hilton Head
Our meal delivery program is the heartbeat of our non-profit organization. Meals-on-Wheels, Bluffton-Hilton Head relies on the dedication of our volunteers to deliver a hot, nutritious meal every weekday, 52 weeks a year, even on holidays. Our clients include anyone in the Bluffton-Hilton Head area, including Sun City, who lack capacity to prepare nutritious meals without regard to their ability to pay – whether temporary or long-term. Get involved by clicking HERE.
- Social services organization
- (843) 689-8334
Heritage Classic Foundation
The Heritage Classic Foundation has donated $49.1 million to charities in South Carolina. From college scholarships to nutritious meals, emergency housing to early childhood education, workforce training to culture and arts, they’re enriching life in the region. Get involved by clicking HERE.
- 71 Lighthouse Rd., # 4200 · In The Shops at Sea Pines Center
- (843) 671-2448
The Litter Box Thrift Store/Hilton Head Humane Society
Hilton Head Humane is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded entirely by private donations. Their main yearly goals are 900 adoptions of pets in need and to adequately man our thrift store, The Litter Box. If you would like to volunteer your services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 10 Humane Way, Hilton Head Island
- (843) 681-8686