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2017 Volunteer Calendar

Looking to get involved? Check out our list of both ongoing volunteer opportunities, as well as monthly volunteer activities! Links to sign up will go live one month before the scheduled activity.

If you are planning on visiting Windwood for a Volunteer Opportunity please fill out the two forms below and bring them with you to your work day.

Volunteer Waiver of Liability

Confidentiality Form

*URGENT NEED* We have more babies than ever in our Community Based Family Strengthening Program. We desperately need donations of baby proofing items like baby gates, outlet covers, door knob covers and cabinet locks! Email Charlotte Livingston charlotte.livingston@windwoodfarm.org to help us keep our babies safe!

Other Projects:

These projects can be set up to accommodate your group! If you think you can help please email Charlotte Livingston, our Volunteer Coordinator  at  charlotte.livingston@windwoodfarm.org or give her a call at 843-998-2322 !

Gardening Gods- Someone or a small group to help maintain our food gardens. We have three great gardens that the kids harvest food from and the cooks utilize it in their meals.  The kids can help maintain the gardens, but need some direction.
Fence Refurbish- We  need both our front and back gates painted!
Calling all Carpenters- Our back dock cannot be used by the kids because it needs to be re-secured. We can provide generators, but will need nail guns, and volunteers with carpenter skills. Are you game?
File for us! We have lots of clerical work we need help with on the farm. We need a volunteer or volunteers who can help us scan, file and fax documents! This can be a one time project or on going help!

Any time of year:

Form a gardening team! – plant flowers outside of houses and around property, weed eat grounds, etc.

Form a clothing shed team! – organize clothing shed at your leisure, come at a time that is convenient for you

Organize storage unit!- in North Charleston, help us keep track of all donations from Bed Bath and Beyond + more

 

Other Ways to Get Involved!

Create your own VOLUNTEER Opportunity.  Be a part of the solution!   Interested in volunteering at fund raising events or participating in a work day?  We will set it up for you.  Contact either Charlotte Livingston our Volunteer Coordinator @ 843-998-2322  or by email  charlotte.livingston@windwoodfarm.org or Don Squires Development Director @ 843-254-8053 or email:  don.squires@windwoodfarm.org

 HELP US TO SPREAD THE WORD.  Post, Tweet, Pin, and Share!  Use social media to share your Windwood  experiences.  Become our friend on Facebook  and follow us on twitter. Each year our  programs touch over 1500  children and  families.  Tell your family and friends about the work we do to prevent child abuse and neglect.

 WORK AT OUR FUNDRAISING EVENTS: Become a volunteer event planner and fundraiser.  Help us to secure donations and sponsorships, gather items for silent auctions, and work at our events. The success of our events depends on the volunteers who devote time, talent, and sometimes sweat equity to help us before, during, and after our events.

HELP US COMPLETE ON CAMPUS PROJECTS:  Volunteer groups from local businesses, civic groups, churches or other establishments help Windwood maintain the 110 acres  in Awendaw where our residential program is housed.  A work day with Windwood consists of hard work, property tours for participants, and interaction with the boys in our campus. Please book all volunteer groups at least one-month in advance.  Also be prepared to bring water, bug spray, and sunscreen for your group.  Whenever possible, please consider assisting us with the cost of the materials needed to complete your project.

  •  Landscaping: Windwood provides the tools and equipment as well as gloves.  Your group will be  asked to provide flowers/plants and soil.We need a groups of people willing to weed, lay pine straw, edge, and do a deep clean of our flower beds. Pressure Washing: We need the schoolhouse, the  arena, and our fences pressure washed Painting: We have a number of interior and exterior paint projects for volunteers. 
  • Property Improvement Projects:  Windwood needs help to maintain the 110-acres of our campus in Awendaw.  Property Improvement projects help us provide our residents with a safe environment. Property improvement projects are often time intensive that require 10 or more participants.  We ask that teams working on property improvement projects either plan to provide materials or provide financial support for the program.  
  • Building Projects:  These projects are reserved for those groups that would consider themselves experts in building  These projects can include but are not limited to, building shelves, sheds or fencing and/or home renovation projects.
  • Social Skill Development: Groups may come out to The Farm on an ongoing basis to spend time, break bread, and socialize with our boys. The boys learn to develop friendships while the adults who visit act as mentors and role models.

End of the Year Holiday Help:

  • Food Baskets: Many of the families we work with struggle to make ends meet.  During the Holiday Season, we like to provide them with dry goods to assist them in preparing a special meal. Consider having a food drive to collect non-perishables and then host a get together with friends to put the food baskets together.
  • Presents: During the Holiday Season we try to make sure all of our boys have plenty of presents under the tree.  We also try to assist their families provide Holiday cheer for the other members of the family.  Consider sponsoring a family.  We will provide the ages and needs of the family members. Presents large and small are always appreciated!