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 the site and your interests 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.
July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 21
Mt. Zion Elementary School - Classroom Volunteers, Tutors and Mentors
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
These local organizations provide volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Contact them directly to learn more or to volunteer.
Kiawah Island Community Association: Board and Committees
Kiawah Women’s Foundation: Backpack Buddies
Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation: Sea Islands Blessing Basket Packing and Distribution