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  Camp Gravatt - ongoing - If you have interest in volunteering at Camp Gravatt, please contact Ms. Lauri SoJourner, Executive Director at (803)648-1817.  

Christmas Retreat for Military Families - December 18-21 - Need entertainment and activities for families, children and adults/need groups who would like to provide and prepare a meal (breakfast needed)/need someone to sponsor Gingerbread night.  

Regular Groups - We would love to train individuals to provide additional hospitality services for our guests; this would be something needed a couple of times a month (filling coffee and tea, lighting the fire, helping serve food, working in the kitchen)

Reach Out Camp for Children of Incarcerated Parents) - Would like volunteer, licensed counselors/need groups to provide and prepare meals/snacks/need donations of school supplies as well as financial contributions.

Camp AIR (Adventure in Reading) - Need service dogs for kids to read to/need celebrities who will read to kids/need volunteers to assist teachers/need campfire musicians/need snacks/need kitchen volunteers/need donations of school supplies as well as financial contributions.

Summer Camp - Need volunteers to assist with staff appreciation/need volunteers who are willing to help raise money for scholarships for regular camp, Reach Out Camp and Camp AIR/they have an Amazon Wish List for supplies.

Miscellaneous - Volunteers for vegetable gardening, landscaping, answering telephone, data entry, filing, calling to thank donors, representing Gravatt at community events, painting, carpentry and minor repairs.

They could also use retired plumbers and licensed electricians who would like to volunteer as needed.

They desperately need a camp truck, camp minivan, and golf cart (Mule, Gator, etc.).  If anyone needs to get rid of one these for a tax write-off, please refer them to Camp Gravatt.

They are also in the midst of a capital project of building a new health center for their summer camp.  There may be a need for manual labor and there is also a need for donations.  Room naming opportunities are available.  

  FOTAS ~ ongoing
FOTAS (Friends of the Animal Shelter) is a 501(c)(3) public charity, all volunteer organization, whose mission is to support the Aiken County Animal Shelter by promoting animal welfare and responsible pet ownership so that one day, no adoptable animals will ever need to be euthanized in the shelter.  There are many ways in which you can help. Volunteer as a dog walker, play with cats (they love laser pointers!), adopt a homeless pet, be a short-term foster animal parent, donate blankets or food, assist with fundraising events and more. For further information call
803-514-4313 or email info@FOTASAiken. org OR visit
Aiken Equine Rescue ~ ongoing
Aiken Equine Rescue also needs you! You can adopt or foster a horse, work with the horses as a volunteer, walking them, cleaning the stables, currying them, etc. For further information, call 803-643-1850 or visit

Meals on Wheels Needs YOU ~ ongoing
Meals on Wheels, an organization providing prepared meals to those in need, urgently needs volunteers. You can either deliver prepared meals or work in the kitchen to assemble meals or clean up after meal preparation is completed.

Think about giving a little time to this worthy organization.
Who knows? You just might need Meals on Wheels at some point in your life.

To volunteer, please contact Rob at the Aiken Council of the Aging at 648-5447 est. 236. It is located on Morgan Street, off Richland Avenue.

Christ Central Ministries of Aikenongoing
Christ Central Ministries of Aiken seeks volunteers for a variety of activities.  They also need donated items.  Please review the list provided and then either call the Director, Judy Floyd  at 803-640-1708 or email her at for more information or questions
                                                                       Christ Central Ministries document
   Nurture Home ~ ongoing

This program sponsored by the Mental Health America of Aiken County seeks volunteers for the following activities:

  • Reading with children or book club with women
  • Cooking lessons
  • Vegetable garden maintenance
  • "Adopt a room" projects for room makeovers
  • Tutoring for school aged children 

They welcome other ideas to expose women to hobbies and lifestyles that will strengthen them and help them succeed.  Click here for the website


Trinity Hospiceongoing

Trinity Hospice is looking for volunteers to fill a number of positions.  Please contact Cynthia Lape, RN, BSN, Volunteer Coordinator at 803-641-8220 for specific details.

 Aiken Historical Museum ~ date to be assigned

Aiken Historical Museum is looking for volunteers to do light cleaning. ANC has volunteered to assist with this endeavor in October.  Once a date has been assigned, members will be contacted and asked to sign up if interested. 

 Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Center

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Center (OLVCC) is looking for volunteers in the following categories:

   Caseworkers, Receptionist & Voicemail Persons, GED Tutors, and Food Pantry Helpers

OLVCC is a rural multipurpose community center established to minister to the needs of the poor in Horse Creek Valley, Aiken County, SC.  They currently provide financial assistance for utility and medication (Monday, Wednesday & Friday by appointment only), food pantry (Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.) and GED Program (Tuesday & Thursday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.), as well as a sub-site for the Aiken Area Council on Aging Senior Program (5 days a week from 9 a.m. to noon.  If you are interested in volunteering your time to this organization, please contact Ms. Deondra Roper, Volunteer Coordinator.  Her phone number is 803-857-6053.


 Saratoga WarHorse (SWH) ~ ongoing

After Anne Campbell spoke at a recent ANC luncheon, many members were interested in volunteer opportunities for this worthy organization.  Following is a list of their current needs:

 1.  Grant Writer - Contact is Mary Katherine Philipp, Community Relations Director at 803-221-5599 or

2.  Host dinner parties for 12-15 veterans while they here in Aiken.  Contact is Dorothy Ridley 803-599-8288.

3.  Provide lunches for veterans.  Contact is Mary Katherine Philipp, Community Relations Director at 803-221-5599 or

NOTE:  Veterans do not come to Aiken July - September as our hot summers are not good for the horses. 

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Membership Committee
Pam Heck 
President Polly Naramore
  Carole Kiernan 

 Community Service Donna Olson
Social Chair

Dru Downie 

  Karen Van Deren

Dee Bettencourt

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