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Agencies, Organizations & Groups

Agencies, Organizations, and Groups
Name Of Organization Function/Activities

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American Red Cross

Prepares communities for emergencies and keeps people safe.  Offers first aid and life saving training, provides disaster relief services, helps military members and international families exchange messages, and conducts blood drives.

 

Volunteer opportunities
Community Juvenile Arbitration

Provides fast-track accountability for first-time juvenile offenders charged with committing a non-violent crime.  Volunteer arbitration conduct hearings / conferences and monitor the youths’ progress throughout the program.  Operates through the Circuit Solicitor’s Office. 

 

For volunteer opportunities, contact:  11th Circuit Solicitor's Office/Juvenile Arbitration Program (803) 785-8355
Juvenile Arbitration Program (PDF)

Download a 
Volunteer_Application/Questionnaire (PDF)
and 
Juvenile Arbitriation Brochure (PDF)

Cultural Council of Richland / Lexington

Provides leadership, funding and business expertise to artists and arts organizations, and offering a single source of arts-related information to patrons and media. Contributes to economic development and quality of life in the Riverbanks Region by promoting the Arts as the foundation of the knowledge-based economy. 

 

 

Dickerson Center for Children

Operates a one-stop resource center to assist physically and sexually abused children.  Operates a “safe-house” facility for abused children.  

 

 

Friends of the Lexington County Library

 

Through membership dues, book sales, gift shop sales, and special fund-raising activities, the Friends provide funding for non-budgeted library projects and programs.  

 

 Volunteer Opportunities
Friends of the Lexington Museum

Assist in the improvement and expansion of the Lexington County Museum.  Sponsors fund-raising projects to help further the Museum’s valuable contribution to the county.

 

 For volunteer opportunities, go to this link:
Friends of the Museum

Keep the Midlands Beautiful

Established in 1989 to serve Richland and Lexington Counties, the mission of Keep the Midlands Beautiful is to engage, inspire and educate the Midlands to invest in our community through litter prevention, recycling and beautification.   

Each year, thousands of Midlands residents volunteer to support this mission, including more than 200 groups regularly removing litter on area roads and waterways, schools and businesses coming together to implement recycling programs, and communities pursuing beautification projects . 

 

For volunteer opportunities, go to:
Keep The Midlands Beautiful
Lexington County Guardian ad Litem Program

Recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers who are court-appointed to represent and advocate for the best interests of children in family court proceedings involving allegations of abuse or neglect with the goal of providing a volunteer advocate for every child who is the subject of an abuse and neglect proceeding in South Carolina.

 

Download an application (PDF)
Download an application (DOC) 
or call Karen Joiner at (803) 957-6484.

For more information, go to:
Guardian ad Litem

Lexington Medical Center The mission of Lexington Medical Center:

"We provide quality health services that meet the needs of our community."

 

For more information, go to: 
Executive Team 
and 
Volunteer
MEBA (Midlands Education & Business Alliance)

Connects  students, parents, educators and employers to education and career opportunities in the Midlands through programs and partnerships of business, school, college, faith, and other community leaders. 

 

 
Pawmetto Lifeline, formerly Project Pet

Pawmetto Lifeline, formerly Project Pet. Their mission is to form a federation of like-minded organizations and individuals to alleviate animal suffering; set safe and humane standards for companion pets and shelters; and educate and increase awareness of the necessity for spaying and neutering to reduce the overall number of unwanted companion pets, eventually reducing the need for euthanasia.

 

For volunteer opportunities, go to:
Pawmetto Lifeline
South Carolina Artists An artists-for-artists group dedicated to providing public exhibits, professional support and ongoing inspiration for the community as a whole with an understanding that art must be exhibited to truly be appreciated.  SCA's mission is to visually enrich and strengthen the community by promoting the exhibition of local, professional art in work spaces and general public areas.

For volunteer opportunities, go to:
South Carolina Artists

 

S.C. State Museum Offers exhibits about cultural history, art, science and technology, and natural history.

For volunteer opportunities, go to:
Volunteer

Senior Resources

Provides coordinated services, resources and personal choices to promote healthy, independent living through the support of staff and volunteers. Provides resources to promote healthy, independent living for the benefit of mature adults and others requiring these services in the Midlands.

 

For volunteer opportunities, go to this link:
Senior Resources

 

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands

 

Provides services to sexual trauma survivors and education about sexual trauma issues. For volunteer opportunities, go to:
Volunteer
SisterCare, Inc Provides services for battered women and their children residing in Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties in South Carolina.  For volunteer opportunities, go to : 
SisterCare