We sincerely thank you for considering volunteering your valuable time with the Family Justice Center and the FJC Shelter. Volunteerism forms the basis for our effectiveness in serving victims of domestic violence and their children. Please consult the list below for the variety of opportunities to be involved in. You may print our Volunteer Application Form or contact the FJC office at (843) 546-5936 for more information.
General Qualifications for all Volunteers:
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Complete a volunteer application.
Family Justice Center volunteers must submit to a background check (including, but not limited to SLED, DSS Central Registry, Driver’s License and Sex Offender Register check) and have a clear record. Family Justice Center pays for all background checks.
Complete initial and additional volunteer training.
Specific Qualifications/Job Descriptions
Office Assistant: Contact partners and supporters, copy support, assemble information packets, assist with mailings and answer business phones.
Fundraising/Special Event: Assist with initial planning, set-up and/or clean-up. FJC is involved in numerous community events that require a booth which provides information for the community on domestic violence. The volunteer staffing the booth will be responsible for distributing FJC materials and answering questions that the public may have related to domestic violence. This may also give the volunteer an opportunity to recruit new volunteers.
Resale Boutique & The Tea Room: Staff the resale shop and tea room. Help sort donations and maintain the resale shop.
Child Care: FJC conducts support groups for the clients of Family Justice Center. Assistance with Child care is needed during groups and individual counseling sessions. Childcare may include activities, games and crafts at the main office or at the shelter.
Court Watch (coming soon): The Court Watch Project is a volunteer-staffed program in which court proceedings in Domestic Violence cases in Horry and Georgetown County Court are monitored.
Speakers Bureau (coming soon): The Speaker’s Bureau is a well-trained group of volunteers able to speak to professional and paraprofessional groups about domestic violence and Family Justice Center. Experience in public speaking, community involvement and/or public relations are required.
Shelter Volunteer: Volunteers have the opportunity to work in the shelter providing a variety of services such as childcare, transportation and special outings.
Transportation: Many of FJC clients do not have access to a vehicle and therefore need transportation to and from their appointments. FJC also needs assistance with picking up donations from individuals or businesses in the community.
Outings for Clients: With pre-approval FJC will provide funds for the volunteers to take the FJC clients and/or children to special outings such as; beach, parks, shopping, movies, ballgames or other special events.
Assist Direct Service Staff – Requires extensive training
Handyman: Help with painting, minor repairs, maintenance projects, etc.