Volunteer

Volunteer

Our volunteer activities range from packing and sorting food, to assisting programs and distributions. If you are interested in group activities please contact us.

Our Charleston Regional Food Center volunteer hours take place Monday- Friday 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm and the first and third Saturday of every month from 9:00am-12:00pm. Summer hours are subject to change.

Our Myrtle Beach Regional Food Center volunteer hours take place Monday – Friday 8:30am-12:00pm and 12:30pm-3:30pm.

You must be over the age of 12 to volunteer and be accompanied by an adult if younger than 16.

To see all opportunities available to volunteer, please sign up below:

Volunteer FAQ's

How do I volunteer?

To volunteer, please click on the SIGN UP FOR VOLUNTEER SHIFTS button above. You will be re-routed to VolunteerHub and prompted to either register as a user, or sign into your pre-existing account.  Once signed in, you will be able to view and sign up for any AVAILABLE shifts.

How do I sign up to volunteer with a group from work, church, an organization I belong to, etc?

Group opportunities are never posted in VolunteerHub.  To set up a group volunteer opportunity, please email volunteer@lcfbank.org and include when you want to volunteer and how many people you anticipate in the group.  A member of the volunteer team will respond to you within 48 business hours to schedule your group project.

What is VolunteerHub?

VolunteerHub is the Lowcountry Food Bank’s online volunteer platform. It is used for volunteers to view and sign up for available volunteer opportunities, sign in when they arrive to volunteer, and receive emails regarding new postings and other volunteer related things.

Why are there no events posted on VolunteerHub?

If there are no events posted on VolunteerHub, it simply means that every opportunity is full or we have no opportunities available. When new opportunities are posted, all registered users will receive an email alert.

Can I complete my community service with you?

Lowcountry Food Bank welcomes individuals who are required by a court, school, or traffic school to do community service. We reserve the right to inquire about the nature of the offense and deny any individual in need of court-ordered community service hours the ability to volunteer with us based on the nature, type, and/or specifics of their offense. Individuals will be judged solely by their offense(s) and not by any other means, including, but not limited to age, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

Lowcountry Food Bank will not accept a volunteer for court-ordered community service credit who is ‘being charged’, pleading guilty to or having been found guilty of certain serious offenses including but not limited to:

  • Violent/Abusive Offense
    • Ex: Murder, attempted murder, assault, sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, child neglect, or accessory to any of the proceeding offenses
  • Theft/Breach of Trust/ Financial Fraud/ Burglary
    • Ex: Theft from employer, burglary, accepting stolen property, multiple check frauds, extortion, accessory to any of the proceeding offenses
  • Sexual Offense/ Abuse
Do I need to make an appointment to fulfill my community service hours?

Individuals who need to complete community service for school or traffic school are welcome to volunteer at Lowcountry Food Bank on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 8:00am and 12:00pm.  We ask that you reach out to us at volunteer@lcfbank.org to confirm the date and time.

If your community service is ordered by the court, please reach out to the volunteer team for approval and further instruction at volunteer@lcfbank.org or by calling 843-747-8146 x159.

What do I do when I arrive to volunteer?

If you are registered via VolunteerHub, please sign in for your shift using the volunteer tablet. If you are doing community service, please check in with the Front Desk and manually sign in. If you are volunteering with a group, please check in at the Front Desk and follow instructions from there. (This applies to Charleston volunteers only).  Please note that anyone who arrives in sandals, flip flops, or any other style of open toed shoes, will not be allowed to participate due to safety.

The Mike and Beverly Smith Volunteer Center

Mike and Beverly Smith made a multi-year gift in 2020 to the Lowcountry Food Bank and Trident United Way to renovate space used by food bank volunteers and serve our neighbors’ needs throughout the tri-county. The Smith’s gift, which has created and enhanced experiences for volunteers, will also help educate our volunteers about hunger issues and thank them for the impact they truly make for those who struggle to feed themselves. The Mike and Beverly Smith Volunteer Center tangibly reinforces how deeply the Smiths value our work. Mike and Beverly understand first-hand the fight against hunger. Volunteers contribute more than 51,000 hours annually to ensure that nutritious food reaches people who need it most.

Questions about volunteering?