Sea Haven welcomes and values the contribution you make. Sea Haven encourages volunteerism especially among youth and young adults in the community serving to cultivate a sense of social awareness and develop a lifelong commitment of service and community involvement.

We are happy to work with you to find a volunteer position that matches your availability and talents with the needs of the program.

For individuals, the process of volunteering begins with the downloading of an application.

The next step is to identify the correct position. After that we will meet for orientation and paperwork including providing you forms and instructions for your background checks.

Please review the link below for volunteer opportunities to have a better idea of positions and opportunities available. We appreciate a long term commitment from volunteers due to the complexity of preparing you to volunteer.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Advocating for services for homeless/at-risk youth by completing an internship as a college/high school student
Being available as a translator when needed
Coordinating and overseeing fundraisers for programs
Provide leadership for youth involved in community service programs
Arrange can food drive for Sea Haven’s back pack program “Combat Hunger”
As a business or self-employed individual you may be able to offer life skills instruction such as cooking, money management, communication skills, etc., for the program youth
Groups, the process also begins with the online download of application, indicating that you represent a group. We will strive to find the appropriate activities around your abilities and interests, most likely in the areas of maintenance, group activities, picnics, cookouts, house cleaning, yard work, fundraisers, street outreach, and group donation drives for needed items
Guest Speakers- We are looking for volunteers to facilitate various groups or projects for young adults on independent living skills such as banking/budgeting, job employment search and interview, cooking/baking, goal setting and art/crafts. Contact the Sea Haven Transitional Living Program at 843-213-1133 for more information about life skills instruction.

 

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VOLUNTEERS
Malisha Cochran - Intern from HGTC

1) What attracted you to Sea Haven?
What attracted me to Sea Haven was the fact that the agency offers many different services that are beneficial to the runaway and homeless youth population, and I wanted the opportunity to be able to work with the youth population specifically.

2) What do you want us to know about you?
I am very eager and willing to learm more in depth about the services that the agency provides so that when the opportunity presents itself, I can be an asset in help making a difference in the lives of youth.


Tracy Palmer - Intern from HGTC

1) What attracted you to Sea Haven?
It was a program for youths that needed help. I wanted to be involved in a program that helps young people who have fallen on hard times get back on their feet. It reminded me of a program that I was in when I was younger.

2) What do you want us to know about you?
I'm a team player, I have a great personality, and I'm always willing to learn new things.


Helen Tran - Intern from HGTC

1) What attracted you to Sea Haven?
It is a different population of individuals that I have worked with in the past and I am currently working with. I am interested in learning more about the homeless youth population. Sea Haven was also highly recommended by my pofessor, Ms. Causey.

2) What do you want us to know about you?
I'm a hard worker that really wants to learn and help in any way that I can.


Adriana Sinapi - Intern from HGTC

1) What attracted you to Sea Haven?
I was attracted to Sea Haven because of my desire to help youth who want the chance to live a better life. I believe everyone deserves a second chance and working for Sea Haven would help give me that opportunity to offer help to anyone who would like to take it.

2) What do you want us to know about you?
I am much more outgoing than I come off to be. Once I get comfortable, I break out of my shell, and I’m not that shy quiet girl that you first met.


Jason Smith - Intern from HGTC

1) What attracted you to Sea Haven?
I thought that working with homeless and runaway youth would be a great learning experience.

2) What do you want us to know about you?
I’m a Public Health Major at Coastal Carolina University. I play guitar. I am an only child from New Jersey. And, I have a Chihuahua named Bill.


Keshia Barnes - Intern from HGTC

1) What attracted you to Sea Haven?
I am attracted to Sea Haven because I myself was a homeless youth at one point in time. I would like to give these youth what I didn't have when I was young, and that is to extend a helping hand and guide these youth in the right direction.

2) What do you want us to know about you?
I have experienced a lot more in life than your average twenty-five-year-old, which has prepared me to work in the field of Human Services.


Kenesha Wilson - Intern from HGTC

1) What attracted you to Sea Haven?
I was attracted to Sea Haven because I was once in the shoes of those same youth. My passion began to grow at such a young age as I watched my parent’s go through a separation. It affected me as a whole especially being the youngest of my family. Throughout the years as I struggled with many things, I found myself pregnant at the age of seventeen. I was heading down a path where I had no fear which exposed me to a lot of things. If my testimony can prevent or at least save one youth, my job will be complete and I will not stop until I do.

2) What do you want us to know about you?
In spite of what I went through, I graduated high school nine months pregnant. And soon I will graduate from HGTC with an Associate in Applied Science in Human Services as Cum Laude. My purpose in this field is to empower as well as encourage others you can overcome the adversities regardless of what you been through or where you came from. I realized all I been through and continue to endure especially as a young single mother is not for me but for someone else. Experience is the best teacher and I am willing to do all I can.


Kelila Naules - Intern from CCU

1) What attracted you to Sea Haven?
The opportunity to help out with the youth and prepare them for their future is what brought me to Sea Haven. Times as a Teenagers can be really rough, so it is great to show teenagers support and share wisdom and knowledge to help them on to adulthood.

2) What do you want us to know about you?
Mainly I want to know how about the support and funding the organization. I feel as though this is vital information in concern of how to keep the program up and wants. I want to know that the youth have food to eat, a place to stay, people they can trust and depend on, and clothes to wear, so the youth can face little to no hardships.

Thank you for joining the Sea Haven Team!


Michaela H.

1) What attracted you to Sea Haven?
When I was given a list of internship sites, I knew I wanted to work with youths in some way. I know that youths are our future. When I came across Sea Haven and did some research, I knew this is where I wanted to be. Not every youth is fortunate enough to feel safe at all times or have someone to understand them. Given the chance here at Sea Haven, I want to be that listening ear for the youth that comes into contact with the program. Youth are more receptive when they are getting advice from an individual not much older than them. I want to be that person that they know can relate to them and give them positive guidance to get back on the right track.

2) What do you want us to know about you?
I am a student at Coastal Carolina University that will be graduating in May of 2017. I’m a creative thinker. I like to think outside the box when it comes to problem solving which is why I am majoring in Public Health. Being a part of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity and the US Navy Reserves, I have been instilled with some great skills to make me a better leader. I want to be a part of the change that is to come within my communities and take on the leadership roll if needed. I say communities because I plan on going back to my hometowns to help build them into a better community. I want people to know that there are other things outside your current community that you may enjoy but don’t forget to give back to the community that helped build you into person you are.

 

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Volunteer Application

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

Development Director
Wendy Gore
(843) 399-8519
wrgore@sccoast.net