Kiawah Cares works primarily as a volunteer facilitator, linking Kiawah Island property owners with meaningful local volunteer opportunities. Please feel free to contact any of the below organizations directly, or if you’d like some help choosing, feel free to contact us and we’d be happy to talk you through some options. All of the listed volunteer partners have been vetted by Kiawah Cares and are recommended.


Current Volunteer Needs

Respite Care: Seniors with Alzheimer’s

Respite Care Charleston provides social day programs to those living with Alzheimer's and dementia, offering caregivers a much needed break while giving their loved ones the opportunity for engaging social interaction.

Volunteers are needed Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at St. Johns Parish Church on Johns Island. Volunteering with RCC doesn't require medical expertise, a background working with seniors or any special skills really - just patience, a warm smile and a willingness to try and bring joy to others! Volunteer responsibilities can vary based on your interests and can range from helping prepare meals to coordinating activities, assisting with arts and crafts, playing games or simply talking with our program participants. The ideal volunteer is able/willing to work out a fairly consistent schedule of volunteering for at least one hour, at least once a month. Staff members are on site throughout the programs, so you'll never have to worry about getting thrown in on your own.

For more information, or to sign up for a trial visit, please contact Christina Vinciguerra at Christina@RespiteCareCharleston.org or 843-813-3051.

Sea Islands Blessing Basket - Food Packing and Distribution

The Sea Islands Blessing Basket is in need of volunteers to help pack and deliver food to residents of Johns and Wadmalaw islands. The program provides nutritious foods to those in need by delivering a combination of shelf stable items, bread, and fresh produce. Packing and deliveries take place monthly on Saturdays from 9-11 a.m. at a Bohicket Road community building (map). To learn more or volunteer, call Jada Phillips at 704-401-6824.

Upcoming Dates:

Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 21

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

These local organizations provide volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Contact them directly to learn more or to volunteer.

Communities In Schools

Habitat for Humanity

Kiawah Conservancy

Kiawah Island Community Association: Board and Committees

Kiawah/Seabrook Exchange Club

Kiawah Women’s Foundation: Backpack Buddies

Made with Love

Meals on Wheels

Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach

Reading Partners

Respite Care Charleston

Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation: Sea Islands Blessing Basket Packing and Distribution

Town of Kiawah Island: Turtle Patrol, Bluebird Nest Monitoring, Shorebird Stewardship Program

Event Volunteer Opportunities

These events occur annually and would not be possible without support from local volunteers. Contact these organizations directly to learn more or to volunteer.

Cars on Kiawah

Kiawah Island Marathon

Kiawah Island Triathlon

Symphony Orchestra Tour of Homes