Volunteering at My Sister's House
Please note that in response to COVID-19, the My Sister's House Volunteer Program is currently suspended. All in-person volunteering is on hold until it is deemed safe to return to normal operations.
Volunteer applications are still open, but please expect a delayed response as we determine a new schedule for volunteer training.
My Sister's House offers both individual and group volunteering opportunities.
Our group volunteering option is designed for people who would like to schedule a one time service project with 2-15 participants. Volunteer groups are exempt from the full volunteer training process.
Click here for a group volunteer application!
Individual volunteers at My Sister's House work in a variety of capacities to empower survivors of domestic violence and help end the cycle of domestic abuse in the Tri-county area. Because of the nature of the population My Sister’s House serves, volunteers who work directly with our residents must apply as individuals and must complete a multi-step training process that lasts several weeks. This training prepares volunteers to assist victims of trauma in an effective manner and follow protocols in victim service.
Areas of Service for Individual Volunteers:
Staff the agency’s 24-hour crisis line. Volunteers use active listening techniques to counsel callers, interview potential clients and give appropriate referrals.
Accompany clients to family court hearings and assist with legal paperwork.
Plan and implement recreational and educational activities for the young people who come to the shelter with their mothers.
Assist the Shelter Coordinator in various activities, such as making minor repairs, sorting donations, and taking inventory.
Outreach and Community Event Ambassador
Represent the agency at various functions and educate the public about the various problems faced by victims of domestic violence.
Serve in the agency's administrative office answering non-crisis phone calls, sorting drop-off donations, and assisting with clerical tasks.
Transition Team Volunteers
Transport furniture, large donations, and other items either to the shelter or to new homes for exiting clients.
Please note that My Sister’s House, Inc. is NOT affiliated with organizations bearing similar names in other states. By applying for our volunteer program, you are assumed to be available for activities in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties in South Carolina.
Because of the special training and the confidentiality requirements necessary for volunteers, My Sister’s House is not able to accept volunteers under 18 years of age.