South Carolina VOAD members respond to disasters in South Carolina.  Click here to volunteer with a trusted South Carolina VOAD member.

Just a friendly reminder to please BE PATIENT. You will be contacted once organizational leadership has had an opportunity to assess the situation and identify unmet needs.

Seeing images of disaster may compel you to head to the impacted area.  Don’t underestimate the complexity of working in a disaster area.  Until a need has been identified and the local community impacted has requested support, volunteers should not enter.

  • Get affiliated with an organization or agency.
  • Wait until you are contacted by your affiliated organization or agency and service opportunities have been identified.

Be patient. Recovery lasts a lot longer than the media attention.  There may be volunteer needs for many weeks, months, or even years after the disaster, especially when the community enters the long-term recovery period.