Get Involved

Cumbee Center volunteers are the heart and soul of our outreach and support. 

Without them, our client support, community outreach, and mission goals wouldn’t nearly be as successful. They are the greatest part of what we do. And we couldn’t do it without people exactly like you

Cumbee Center volunteers help us accomplish our mission to bring advocacy and support to our 6 different counties. They are a vital part in helping promote social change and regularly act as Cumbee Center representatives in their communities. 

We offer a robust volunteer training program.

Cumbee Center volunteers are trained for a multitude of tasks and situations. 

Our volunteers must complete a 25 hours training program that has online and in-person sections. In-person sections are 5 day long trainings, that are three hours each day. 

This training covers topics such as our volunteer opportunities, understanding domestic violence and sexual assault, advocacy for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, cultural competency, active listening and communication skills, and tips for self-care.

Current Opportunities

Victim Advocate

Victim Advocates carry our on-call phones and response bags. These phones are our 24/7 hospital advocacy phones. If there is a domestic violence or sexual assault victim who goes to the hospital to seek services, our Victim Advocates will answer the call and meet the victims at the hospital, no matter what time. They are advocates for victim care and are a calming and supportive presence in a time of crisis for victims.

Special Events and Fundraising

Special Events and Fundraising Advocates help with community awareness events. They play a vital role in supporting and representing Cumbee Center at community events. These volunteers are trained in how to set up and break down for a community event, the procedures for sharing Cumbee Center information, and act as the face of volunteering for Cumbee Center. 

 

Office Advocate

Office Advocates help with tasks in our Aiken location. They offer assistance with front desk coverage, welcoming our clients, helping answer phones, and questions that callers may have on our crisis hotline. They help with sorting donations and can offer child care coverage for clients who need it.

 

Safe House Advocate

Safe House Advocates work in our emergency shelter. There are many different things Safe House Advocates can help with. These include child care coverage for shelter clients and preparing meals for shelter clients. Safe House Advocates also can help with yard work and maintenance as well as providing shelter coverage for staff meetings.

Volunteer Now

We'd love to hear from you! Drop us an email or call our office during regular hours to discuss how to get started.

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In addition to the opportunities to volunteer your time, there are numerous ways to contribute materially to support our mission. 

We are grateful for every donation of any size or frequency. 

Continuous Needs

Cumbee Center appreciates whatever an individual, group, or business can do to help our clients. We maintain a list of some of the items most needed by CAAP’s safe house for women and children.

View the List

Women

  • Hair Products for a Variety of Hair Types
  • Deodorant
  • Underwear/Bras (all sizes)
  • Pajamas
  • Body Wash (full size)
  • Lotion
  • Razors
  • Shaving Cream

Children

  • Baby Wipes
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Socks (all sizes)
  • Underwear (all sizes)
  • Pajamas
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Jackets (light & heavy)

Household Items

  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Light Bulbs
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Dishwasher Detergent
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Large Black Garbage Bags
  • Non-perishable food
  • Coffee
  • Paper Towels & Toilet Paper
  • Zip Lock Bags
  • Storage Containers

Bedding/Towels

  • Pillows
  • Bath Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Hand Towels
  • Twin sheets
  • Pillow cases
  • Blankets (Twin size)
  • Twin Mattress Protector

Other

  • $5 – $10 Gas Gift Cards
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