Volunteering at My Sister's House

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:

Telephone Counselor

Staff the agency’s 24-hour crisis line. Volunteers use active listening techniques to counsel callers, interview potential clients, and give appropriate referrals.

Court Advocate

Accompany clients to family court hearings and assist with legal paperwork. 

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.

Donation Center 

Serve in the agency's donation center by sorting donations, answering donation-related phone calls, light lifting, and clerical tasks such as updating spreadsheets. 

Administrative Assistant
Serve in the agency's administrative office answering non-crisis phone calls, 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. 

Click here for the Individual Volunteer Application

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.

Group Volunteering 

Our group volunteering option is designed for people who would like to schedule a one-time service project with 2-15 participants. Please submit your project idea through the group application.

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.