All volunteers who interact with the children in our care must be age 21 or older. The volunteer application process includes undergoing four background checks, Live Scan Fingerprinting and required training on how abuse and neglect impact children. There are some expenses associated with these safety measures:

  • Background checks must be completed on an annual basis and cost $20. They must be submitted through Hope Center for Children to be valid with this organization.
  • Live Scan Fingerprinting is a requirement as of 2019 and is contracted by the state of SC with only one company statewide. The initial cost of this is $42.75 and this is valid for multiple years. Please click here for more information about Live Scan Fingerprinting.

These activities require a background check and volunteer orientation:

  • Hands On/Activity Leader
    Volunteers are needed to spend time with children and teens. Volunteers with unique talents or skills to share are invited to teach, explore and develop potential hobbies or career opportunities with our children.
  • Tutor/Homework Help
    Volunteers are needed to tutor children ages 5-18 from basic levels in elementary school through advanced level courses in high school such as AP sciences and math.
  • Mentor
    Volunteers may take the next step and mentor an individual child in our care. There is additional training and checks that are performed to accomplish this. Please email Phyliss Skuba for more information.

These activities don't require a background check:

  • Provide A Meal
    Volunteers are needed to provide meals for the children in our residential care. This may be a meal ordered from a restaurant or caterer for delivery, or a home-made meal following USDA Food Safety Guidelines. The meal must be fully prepared before delivery at 5pm. *If a volunteer would like to interact with the children, going beyond the front door of the home, that will require a background check and training. Please email Phyliss Skuba to discuss this opportunity.
  • Task-Specific
    Volunteers come into a home while children are away and complete a one-time task; i.e. washing windows inside out, deep cleaning the kitchen, reorganizing a donation closet, etc.
  • Mailing Help
    Volunteers are needed during office hours (M-F, 9-5) to help prepare bulk mailings. This is a periodic event.
  • Hosting Donation Drives
    Organize a donation drive to collect needed items. Gift Card donation drives are especially helpful as they can be used to fill many needs as they arise.
  • Serve on a Fundraising Event Committee
    Do you enjoy helping to plan events? Then joining one of our event committees may be the volunteer role for you! Contact Phyliss Skuba for more information.

*If you are part of a large group, we can also create a volunteer orientation on your schedule.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientation dates are:

Orientations are currently being conducted as needed.

Individual & Group Volunteer Forms

Volunteer Information Form for Individuals

Volunteer Information Form for Groups

*If you are part of a large group, we can also create a volunteer orientation on your schedule.

Internship Opportunities

Internships are accepted as needed in Anchor House, Faucette House, Transitional Living, Clinical Support Services and with HCFC as a non-profit organization (full view). If you have any questions about internships with the Hope Center for Children, please contact Pyliss Skuba.

Current Volunteer Opportunities