Volunteer Opportunities

Virtual Volunteering

Out of an abundance of caution and in compliance with Governor McMaster's order to close all public schools and universities, we have cancelled all ongoing, in-person volunteer opportunities for the remainder of the semester. That being said, there are still many ways you can volunteer from home! Below is a continuously-updated list of virtual volunteering opportunities. Keep checking in here or on our Instagram (@cofcvolunteer) to find more service opportunities!

  • Translators Without Borders - Individuals who speak more than one langauge fluently can provide translation services to humanitarian organizations around the world.
  • United Nations Online Volunteering -  Volunteers can work on a variety of projects with governments, public agencies, or civil society organizations.
  • Amnesty Decoders - Volunteers will sift through various information, docuemtns, and photographs in order to identify and expose human rights violations.
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  • American Red Cross Digital Volunteering - Volunteers monitor social engagement online in order to better connect people to the resources and services provided by the Red Cross.
  • Smithsonian Digital Volunteering - Volunteers will work to increase online access to the Smithsonian's ever-growing collections through transcriptions, research, and adding to Wikipedia pages.
  • Be My Eyes - Volunteers download a app that will allows individuals who are sight-impaired live more independent lives through video calling.

Do you have a commitment to service? 

The Center for Civic Engagement partners with community non-profits to connect students with semester-long volunteer opportunities in the area.

To learn more about available opportunities, email us at volunteer@cofc.edu

If you would like to post opportunities please check our Community Partners Page

Volunteer Listserv and Weekly Digest

If you are a College of Charleston student, faculty, or staff member interested in information regarding volunteer opportunities and updates from our office, please register for our listserv and weekly digest by following the step-by-step instructions below:

  1. Email listserv@listserv.cofc.edu
  2. Leave the subject heading blank
  3. In the body of the email write this:
    Subscribe VOLUNTEER@listserv.cofc.edu Your Full Name
  4. Make sure that the email address in the body of the message is NOT a hyperlink.
    IF it is underlined-hyperlinked, right click it, and click Remove Hyperlink.
  5. You will receive an email from College of Charleston LISTSERV Server with "Command confirmation request".
    It will read: Your command: SUBSCRIBE VOLUNTEER Your Name has  been received.  You must  now reply  to this  message (as  explained below) to  complete your subscription.  The purpose of  this confirmation procedure is to make  sure that you have indeed requested  to be added to the list.  To confirm the  execution of your command, simply click  on the following link: http://listserv.cofc.edu/scripts/wa.exe?OK=2E728E49&L=VOLUNTEER
  6. Click the link,like the one above, in the email you receive to complete your listserv subscription.
  7. You are subscribed to the listserv when you receive this email: 

    LISTSERV Command Response (VOLUNTEER)
    OK 2E728E49

    Confirming:
    > SUBSCRIBE VOLUNTEER YOUR NAME
    You have been added to the VOLUNTEER list.

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