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Galen Health Fellows

Friends in the Community

These are organizations and other agencies in our community that have stepped up to develop our students by offering volunteer, mentoring, job shadowing, internships, guest speakers, or other opportunities. 

Galen Appreciates Our Community Friends

Galen Health Fellows has a deep appreciation for each and every one of our community friends. These relationships provide enriching experiences for students as well as opportunities for students to give back to the community. 

Partner with Us

If you would like to become a Galen Health Fellows Community Friend or you already are with us but don't see your organization listed, please complete our form. 


Please contact the Galen Health Fellow's office at 803-576-6524 if you would like to arrange an opportunity.


Friends in the Community

The Mayor's Mentoring Network

The Mayor's Mentoring Network connects Columbia mentoring organizations with interested potential mentors to encourage mentorship and promote mentoring best practices.  

Homeless No More

Homeless No More provides emergency services, transition housing, affordable housing, and a community bridge.

Lexington Medical Center Volunteer Department

Volunteer opportunities at Lexington Medical Center include central supply, an operation room runner, or perhaps helping the nurses. It is a great opportunity for those going into a medical field.

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands has several volunteer opportunities, making it easy for any interested volunteers to find something that will be a good fit for them.  Opportunities range from office work, the speaker's bureau, hospital and hotline advocate, group facilitator, and possible internships.

Cocky's Reading Express

Cocky's Reading Express™ is the University of South Carolina’s literacy outreach program. USC students travel the state with their friend, Cocky, visiting elementary schools across South Carolina. All the children are given a book to take home, a reminder of their visit from Cocky and the USC students. The USC students know they are making reading fun — one Gamecock at a time.

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Harvest Hope began in 1981 as the result of a shared vision of business leaders and the faith community who set out to provide for the hungry in Columbia. Since then Harvest Hope has increased its mission to feed the hungry across 20 counties of South Carolina. Harvest Hope distributed over 27.8 million meals last year and fed approximately 38,000 people a week.

Carolina Survivor Clinic

The Carolina Survivor Clinic (CSC) provides comprehensive, holistic care to refugees in the Columbia, SC area. Through clinical care and therapeutic programs, CSC's clients have the opportunity to heal from past torture and traumatic events. 

USC Leadership and Service Center

Connect with the Leadership and Service Center for skills development, community service opportunities and more. The time you invest in yourself and others now can make your college years and future even more rewarding.

USC Alternative Break Program

Looking to spend your breaks doing something that productively impacts communities?  Check out this program for opportunities. 

Meals on Wheels




National Kidney Foundation




United Way



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