Volunteers are the cornerstone of ECCO’s ability to serve our neighbors. With over 260 active individuals, ECCO volunteers inspire hope and encourage transformation with compassion and dignity. Last year our volunteers dedicated 24,123 hours of service for a total value to the community of $1,004,652! This section of our website provides information about where volunteers are needed most, service hours and contact information. Thank you for your interest!

Front Office

Volunteers at the front desk, assist the Client Navigation Team in assisting contacting clients and tracking actions and outcomes of each visit to the organization.

Wellness Pantry

ECCO’s Client Choice Wellness Pantry resembles a grocery store and volunteers play a critical role in keeping the shelves stocked with food and other household products (diapers, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.). Additional responsibilities include filling food orders with essential items for individuals and families.

Fresh & Free Farmer’s Market

On the third Thursday of each month, ECCO holds a free farmer’s market for our community. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., neighbors can take home enough fruits and vegetables for their entire household. Volunteers help make the entire event possible by assisting with setup, distribution, and teardown.

Clothing Closet

Volunteers are welcome to serve at Clothing Closet on Bowman Road. Volunteers sort through donations and help ensure our store is organized and presented with dignity for our client. Please note our Clothing Closet is not at our main office on Six Mile Road. Learn more about our Clothing Closet by visiting https://eccocharleston.org/clothing-closet/.

First Saturday

Because we know it’s hard for some to drop off donations during the week, on the first Saturday of each month ECCO opens its doors from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. to accept donations to our Wellness Pantry. Volunteers assist our staff with stocking shelves, accepting donations, and help us complete special projects on campus. This is a great opportunity for families to come together to volunteer at ECCO together!

Special Projects

Each week, ECCO hosts volunteers to help with special projects inside and outside the walls of our building. If you’re interested in volunteering at ECCO once or periodically, this is the opportunity for you.

ECCO is currently open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Our current volunteer shifts are:

  • Wellness Food Pantry
    • 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    • 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. (on Thursdays in our Wellness Pantry)
  • Front Desk & Clothing Closet
    • Morning shift
    • Afternoon shift

If you would like to join our ECCO volunteer team, please complete our volunteer form and someone will contact you soon. 

Questions? Please feel free to call us at 843-416-7111 or contact us via email at volunteer@eccocharleston.org.