Volunteers Needed for Children’s Retreats

Children Unlimited of FSC is a private, non profit program that specializes in providing services for children who have been adopted from the foster care system as well as providing services for families who have adopted. These children are usually between the ages of eight and seventeen and are often part of a sibling group or are physically, mentally, or emotionally challenged.

There are many volunteer opportunities available to you at this time. Below is a description of the projects where help is needed:

  • Summer Camps for Children who have been adopted: 3 day camps held at various locations in SC. The children, staff, and volunteers sleep in the camp’s cabins and participate in a variety of recreational activities throughout their stay. Volunteers must attend an orientation workshop and complete background checks.
  • Camps for Families who have adopted: 3 day camps held at various locations in SC. Volunteers and staff supervise and provide various recreational activities to children while parents attend workshops during the day. Volunteers must attend an orientation workshop and completed background checks.
  • Recruitment Team Member for a specific child to recruit potential families for adoption: Volunteers serve as a team member, managed by CU’s Recruiter, assigned to help recruit potential families for a specific child waiting in the foster care system to be adopted. Volunteers must attend an orientation.
  • Other: maybe you are not able to donate your time with one of the opportunities listed above, but would still like to help in some way. You can assist by: preparing crafts for camps, donating snacks/drinks for camps, sponsor children’s birthdays or Christmas, provide door prizes for parent support groups, donate services (ex: hair appointments for waiting child to be photographed or on TV), etc.

Requirements: Big Heart and A Little Time

We would love for you to be an active part of our retreat. All that is required is a big heart, a little time, and of course, some paperwork. You will be asked to submit a volunteer application form and required to clear a SLED and CPS check through the proper authorities.

Volunteer Application & Handbook

Harassment Policy

For more information, contact Debra Beecken at (803) 217-3161 or dbeecken@children-unlimited.org .

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