Volunteer assistance

July 6, 2008 

Want to volunteer in North Columbia? Here are agencies that provide assistance:

Eau Claire Community Council. A clearinghouse for neighborhood associations and liaison with the city of Columbia. Also runs the Eau Claire Youth Health Initiative, which assists in teen pregnancy prevention.

830 Wildwood Ave.

Columbia,SC 29203

(803) 691-1168

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia. Provides mentoring and academic and recreational activities for youths.

4300 N. Main St.

Columbia, SC 29203

(803) 691-5709

www.bbsgc.org

Children’s Garden. Child care for families that are homeless or in transition.

College Place United Methodist Church

4801 Colonial Drive

Columbia, SC 29203

(803) 333-0608

Alston Wilkes Society. Helps offenders, ex-offenders and their families establish productive lives after release from prison. Volunteers may assist in tutoring, mentoring, prison visitation, etc.

3519 Medical Drive

Columbia, SC 29203

(803) 799-2490

www.alstonwilkessociety.org

Project Gang Out. Identifies potential and existing gang members and their families interested in avoiding or leaving gangs. Helps educate young people about the dangers of gangs.

A Better Way Inc.

1445 Shop Road

Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 799-0990

www.gangout.com

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