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:

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. 

Children’s Aide

Plan and implement recreational and educational activities for the young people who come to the shelter with their mothers.

Shelter Aide

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.

Administrative Assistant
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. 

Click here for the 2020 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.

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.


Like many nonprofits, we rely greatly on the services, volunteer hours and donations of our friends in the community. With almost 40 years of experience serving the Tri-county area, you can rest assured that we are experts in our field. 


CALL: MSH - 843.747.4069

           24/7 Crisis - 1.800.273.HOPE


MAIL: P.O. Box 71171

           N Charleston, SC 29415


EMAIL: hope@mysistershouse.com

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