Volunteer Opportunity Directory

Check Out Our Recurring Volunteer Opportunity Directory!

Are you looking to volunteer in the Charleston Community on a regular basis? We have a guide for you! Categorized by social issue it is your guide to service in the Charleston area.

It can be found on our Ongoing Service Opportunities page

You can also join the student volunteer corps or check our one time service event calendar. If you would like more information you can email volunteer@cofc.edu or come to our office in Lightsey 203.

The guide will be updated frequently so check back for more opportunities.

Register for Dash for Trash 2013


Who: Student teams of 10 or less
What: Litter collecting scavenger hunt
When: October 26th 2013
Where: Liberty Square (in front of the aquarium), free parking
How: Register at  http://tinyurl.com/DashforTrash2013

Registration closes Wednesday October 16th

Volunteer student teams grab a grocery cart, garbage bags and gloves and dash into downtown Charleston to participate in the annual litter-collecting scavenger hunt. Teams of students scour the city for cigarette butts, used batteries, old hub caps and bagged dog litter to rack up points. Each type of litter has a different value associated with it and teams that find one of the Golden Tickets get to add even more points to their score. The student teams that show the most spirit, collect the most recyclables and accumulate the most points will win prizes.

Dash for Trash is an annual event that is co-sponsored by the College of Charleston Center for Civic Engagement and Keep Charleston Beautiful. Dash for Trash gives students the opportunity to help clean up downtown Charleston while enjoying some friendly competition with other students. Dash for Trash is aimed at preventing future littering through increased awareness of Charleston’s anti-litter laws.

Alternative Spring Break & MLK Service Weekend

Alt Break - general

This year’s service immersion experiences will explore issues related to education and English literacy, healthcare access, urban agriculture, organic farming, and activism/community development. Stay tuned for more information regarding information sessions to be held in October!

Spring Break 2014

March 1st – 8th

MLK Service Weekend

January 17th – 20th

Applications will be available for spring break and our MLK service weekend experiences online by Monday, September 30th



Remembering 9/11

“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.” -President George W. Bush, November 11, 2001

Good Deeds unite us through positive action. Pledge to do a good deed on 9/11.