We welcome every family, friend, neighbor, peer, and workplace to join us.
United Way of Horry County can connect you with one-time opportunities and events that help our community as well as ongoing and regularly scheduled opportunities that support long-lasting change.
Each of our volunteer events is an opportunity to build stronger ties to the community. We welcome every family, friend, neighbor, peer, and workplace to join us. We have an event for every interest.
Whether it is for an hour, a day, once a week, or once a month, you can create a tremendous impact on another person’s life.
Join us for one of the following programs: Day of Caring, United to Read, United to Learn, May Day Bags, or VITA.
DHEC COVID-19 Testing
May 30, 2020
DHEC is holding mobile COVID-19 testing sites throughout the Pee Dee region and volunteers are needed to help with logistics and registrations. All volunteers must be 18 years and older.
Upon arrival at the site, new volunteers will complete initial paperwork to include a background check and a confidentiality form (no cost to the volunteer, please bring your ID). Volunteers will be provided just in time training onsite and will be provided an opportunity to view the various stations for a better understanding of the drive through process.
Day of Caring
October 9, 2020
We will be posting the registration link for Day of Caring in August. If you have any questions or your workplace would like to sign up a team of volunteers, please contact Jentry, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
United to Read
November 19, 2020
150 volunteers across Horry County will read to over 3,500 first grade students. Each volunteer* will be placed in a first grade classroom to read. After the book, students will participate in a correlated activity. Join us in raising awareness of the importance of early literacy and celebrate reading!
The registration link will be posted in September.
**Volunteers must pass Horry County School’s background screening before volunteering. Here is the link to submit your background screening application: https://bib.com/SecureVolunteer/Horry-County-Schools/
If you have any questions contact Jentry Ward at email@example.com
United to Learn
Start Week of: January 28, 2019
A tutoring and mentoring program coordinated with Horry County Schools. Meeting once a week during school hours.
Horry County School District and United Way of Horry County have partnered together to coordinate a program that gives students in need, one-on-one attention to advance their progress in a subject where they’re falling behind. This could be reading, math, behavior, etc.
Volunteers will be matched with a student and will meet once a week during school hours. A weekly, 30-45 minute time will be coordinated through the school’s instructional coach. We hope over time the student and mentor develop a positive and progressive relationship. This session volunteers will serve Daisy, Lakewood, Loris and Socastee Elementary.
For more information, contact Katie Dwulet or call 843-347-5195.
If you participated as a volunteer in the Fall or Spring Session, please register for your school again so we know you would like to continue as a volunteer.
If you haven’t volunteered with United to Read or United to Learn before you will need to complete your background check through Horry County Schools.
May Day Bags
May 2020 – Postponed
United Way of Horry County is partnering with United Community Bank this year on our May Day Bag program. Mobile Meals of the Grand Strand and Horry County Council on Aging will be delivering 1,000 May Day Bags to Horry County senior shut-ins. These bags will be filled with useful and necessary hygiene items. Volunteers and citizens of Horry County will have the opportunity to fill the bags with toiletries, small gifts, etc. to brighten a senior’s day. The bags will also include a letter from a local kindergartner as their way of paying it forward from United Way and CCU’s Caring for Kindergartners program.
You can help by picking up a bag at any Chamber of Commerce in Horry County (Conway, Little River, Loris, Myrtle Beach, and North Myrtle Beach) and fill it with the following items:
Toothbrush,Toothpaste, Soap/Body Wash, Deodorant, Shampoo, Tissue, Lotion/Powder, Stationery & Pens, First Aid Kit & a special gift item (i.e. socks, crossword puzzles, night light), plus anything else you feel is appropriate. All items must be new and sealed.
Here is how you and/or your company can participate:
Pick up the bags, fill them and drop off at your local Chamber of Commerce or at the United Way of Horry County office.
You may also drop off donated items, if you prefer, without a bag, at the same locations.
Or, send a monetary contribution to United Way of Horry County, P.O. Box 673, Conway, SC 29528