Recurring Service

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Recurring Service Events are the result of partnerships established with local organizations that need the structure of a Signature Service Event on a recurring basis. Each event lasts only a few hours and include education, service, and critical reflection. These events may be used to introduce students to social justice issues of complete service hours. Our goal for these introductory events is for students to become motivated to continue serving throughout the academic year.

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Here are just a few organizations that we have worked with in the past.

Fields to Families

The Farmer’s Market Gleaning (gleaning is the act of gathering leftover produce after a harvest) opportunity, held on select Saturdays from 1-3pm, consists of collecting food from selected Farmers’ booths, sorting through the food to see what will keep over the weekend and transporting the food to Neighborhood House where it will be distributed. 

 Lowcountry Food Bank

The Lowcountry Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, collects, inspects, and distributes food products from manufacturers, supermarkets, farmers, and wholesalers. They help feed over 200,000 individuals and families annually in 10 coastal South Carolina counties. This Recurring Service opportunity has volunteers helping food bank workers pack, clean and sort food products to get ready for distribution. These opportunities take place on select Saturday mornings from 9am-12pm. 

Keep Charleston Beautiful

Keep Charleston Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and PalmettoPride, works to preserve the natural beauty of Charleston and its surrounding areas, by picking up human-made waste. The debris can be harmful to the environment, people and wildlife. 

One80 Place

One80 Place is a homeless shelter located in downtown Charleston. Their mission is to provide food, shelter and hope to end homelessness and hunger one person at a time, one family at a time. One80 Place has served 2,182,039 meals, returned 7,498 people home and sheltered 39,473 people since its inception. Our service opportunities with One80 Place include serving dinner at their Community Kitchen on select nights throughout the semester from 6-8pm. 

MUSC Urban Farm

MUSC Urban Farm’s mission is to improve health and maximize the quality of life through education, research, and patient care. MUSC has a half-acre educational garden with the goal of creating opportunities for the community to learn how to eat for health. The Urban Farm is designed to be a living classroom where students, faculty, staff and the community come together to explore the connection between food and health through hands-on learning about the varieties of vegetables, fruits and herbs grown in South Carolina. Our volunteer times with MUSC Urban Farm take place throughout the semester on Thursdays from 4-5pm. 

Charleston Moves

Charleston Moves is a nonprofit organization that encourages mobility by bicycle, foot, and public transit for the improved health and well-being of greater Charleston. The Center for Civic Engagement assists with the Charleston Moves bike/pedestrian count when the opportunity arises to help gather data for their grant proposals. 


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