Please make use of this information to find your place in volunteer work and then encourage others to do the same.
For additional copies, please contact the Laurinburg/Scotland County Chamber of Commerce at 606 Atkinson Street, Laurinburg, NC 910-276-7420
Across the Board
Church Community Services
I08 Gill Street, Laurinburg
276-0026 (beginning October) 276-8330 (after Christmas)
Helps needy persons at Christmas, hopefully continuing throughout the year. Those helped are referred by Social Services, churches, etc.
Church Community Services
108 Gill Street, Laurinburg
Provides financial help, medicine, food, clothing, rent, and utilities assistance. Serving the under-privileged of Scotland County as well as transients.
Scotland County Humane Society
1401 West Boulevard, Laurinburg
Contact Person: Gay Terry
Provides effective means of prevention of cruelty to animals as well as the best possible care for unwanted animals; secures enforcement of those in violation of laws; and promotes education. Serves all citizens of Scotland County.
Scotland County Memorial Library
PO Box 369,312 West Church Street, Laurinburg
Provides information, education, culture, recreation and research opportunities. Serves all Scotland County residents.
United Way of Scotland County, Inc.
PO Box 742, 1603-A Medical Drive, Laurinburg
Conducts a single campaign in the fall and equitably distributes the amount collected for the operating needs of those worthwhile health and human service agencies accepted for funding. Serves citizens of Scotland County, surrounding counties and in some cases the state and nation.
Long term volunteers are needed as Board members and Budget and Admission Committee members with other volunteers used during the annual fall campaign.
Richmond Temperance and Literacy Society
Box 666, Hwy 401, Old Wire Rd. & Sallie McNair Rd., Wagram, Laurinburg
Preserves the Hall, ideals and relics of the Richmond Temperance and Literacy Society as well as the home, memory and poetry of John Charles McNeill, Scotland County's great poet. Serves those who have an interest in the art and history of the area, especially encouraging our young people.
The John Blue House & Historic Site
13040 X-Way Road, Laurinburg
Needs volunteers to show the house, cabins, gin and store. They need volunteers to take a room in the House and redecorate it in a style that would be approximate for the 1900 period. Volunteers are needed to landscape the area around the house.
Volunteers are also needed for demonstration of arts and crafts of the 19th Century for special programs for students and others during the year.
The new Scotland County - Lindo Harvel Museum which is located across the road from the John Blue House, needs volunteers to show the Museum exhibits and to run the book store and museum store.
Scotland County Parks & Recreation
PO Box 1668, 1210 Turnpike Road, Scotland Place Civic Center, Laurinburg
Provides recreational opportunities and leisure services to the residents of Scotland County. Residents of all ages are served; children, youth, adults and senior adults.
Contact: Edmond Locklear, Athletic Superintendent (coaches) 277-2589
Cody Suggs, Assistant Athletic Supervisor (coaches)
Brian Graham, Director 277-2585
Scotland County Special Olympics
13420 Wesleyan Dr., Laurinburg
Provides athletic competitive events to the mentally handicapped children, youth and adults of Scotland County. Volunteers are needed as personal coaches, event helpers, trainers and supporters
HIV Task Force
PO Box 69, Laurinburg
Rachel B. Joyner
To assist in educational activities in the community to enlighten the public on how HIV is spread and to provide emergency assistance to those infected with the HIV virus. Serves the community by doing presentations and HIV infected individuals by provided food and medicine, etc.
Hospice of Scotland County
PO Box 1033, 600 F South Main Street, Laurinburg
Primarily set up as home care service, Hospice is a concept of care designed to meet the varied needs of a person who is facing a life threatening illness or disease. The family must live in Scotland County, the Maxton and Hamlet areas.
Scotland County Health Department, Home Health
1405 West Boulevard, Box 69, Laurinburg
Contact Person: Stephanie McDonald
Dedicated to improving the lifestyles of Scotland County residents by keeping them healthy and safe. Serves all Scotland County residents - children & youth, adults of all ages.
Scotland Memorial Hospital Volunteers Auxiliary
500 Lauchwood Drive, Laurinburg
Assists the hospital board and staff in furthering the interests and needs of the hospital and the patients. Serves patients, staff, family, visitors and the general public from the surrounding communities.
Housing and Hunger
Habitat for Humanity of Scotland County
12340 McColl Road (Hwy 401 South), Laurinburg
Contact Person: Chris Carpenter
As an ecumenical Christian housing ministry, its mission is to eliminate poverty housing wherever it exists. Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations, Habitat builds homes in partnership with families in need of housing. Habitat is a hand-up not a hand-out. Habitat Store - 276-3395
Scotland County Concerned Citizens for Homeless (CCH)
Box 1437, Laurinburg
Contact Person: Kathy Lytch
Provides a rehabilitative transitional Housing program for the homeless in Scotland County, who do not qualify for state or federal aid and acts as a referral service for those who do. Serves single, homeless individuals, males and females, between the ages of 18-64 who do not have children.
Helping Hand Store
130 Biggs Street, Laurinburg
Proceeds for homeless of Scotland County. Operated by Scotland County Concerned Citizens for Homeless.
1703 Stonewall Road/PO Box 2287 Laurinburg
Maintains an activities program for the elderly, serving the residents of the homes. Volunteers are needed to be one on-one with residents, particularly those without family members.
Scottish Pines Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
8900 Hasty Road, Laurinburg
Provides a home atmosphere for people who are in need of skilled nursing around the clock. We specialize in supplying lots of TLC. Serves the residents and their families.
Home Delivered Meals Program
Lumber River Council of Governments
4721 Fayetteville Road, Lumberton 28358
Contact Person: Michelle Gaitley
Noon-time meals delivered Monday through Friday serving old adults 60+ and spouses. Volunteer needs: drivers to deliver food.
Scotia Village Retirement Community
2200 Elm A venue, Laurinburg
Contact Person: Allen Johnson
To enhance the living environment of all residents of supplementing efforts of the regular Scotia Village staff. Serving older adults.
Division of Community Corrections
231 E Cronly St 700, Laurinburg
Supervises offenders placed on probation by the Court and supervises prisoners released on parole. Serves defendants from the Courts who are 16 years or older.
American Red Cross
PO Box 927, 501-A Westwood Way, Laurinburg
Serves the community by providing needed blood; teaching classes, receiving and delivering emergency information for military families, and giving financial assistance during disasters and family fires.
Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center of Scotland County
PO Box 2130, 1000 South Main St., Suite 12
Rape Crisis Line: 276-6268
Purpose of Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center of Scotland County (DVRCCSC) is to provide supportive counseling and crisis intervention for victims of sexual and domestic violence, and significant others. In addition, DVRCCC provides community education, interagency, coordination and training for volunteers. The Volunteer Victims’ Advocates serve all those who call the crisis center 24 hours/day, 365 days a year.
Four County Community Services, Inc.
241 Main Street/PO Box 988, Laurinburg
Contact Person: Emily Oxendine
Determines the problems and needs of the low income population and helps design then operate programs that will enable them to gain the skills and opportunities necessary to be self-sufficient. Programs include Head Start, Community Services, Block Grant, Section 8 Housing, Weatherization, and Community Penalties Program. Services low income individuals and families living in Scotland County.
Ride-Like-A-Knight Therapeutic Horsemanship Program
St. Andrews Presbyterian College/9167 Hasty Road
Contact Person: Pebbles Turbeville
Provides therapeutic horseback riding to persons with disabilities. Men and women age 16 years and older, are needed to assist as leaders and side-walkers during riding lessons as well as to assist with special events and/or administrative duties.
Scotland County Department of Social Services - Work First Employment Services
PO Box 1647, 1405 West Blvd, Laurinburg
Contact Person: Dawn Phillips
Goal of Work First Employment Services is to assist our participants in removing barriers to self-sufficiency and becoming gainfully employed. Serves Family Assistance recipients and their families who have been targeted by welfare reform and have a two year time limit to collect welfare benefits.
Scotland County Literacy Council
PO Box 922, Laurinburg
Contact Person: Janie Adams
Provide one-on-one tutoring to adults, out of school teenagers and school children not reading at grade level. Provide family literacy workshops and custom-designed workplace classes for teenage parents and their children. Serving all of Scotland County. Includes persons reading below the fifth grade level, pre-GED, and high school competency.
Southeastern Family Violence Center
PO Box 642
108 W 9th Street Lumberton, 28359
Provides temporary emergency shelter to battered women, men, and their children. Offers crisis counseling, support groups and advocacy to Scotland County residents through the satellite office in Laurinburg.
Boy Scouts of America
District Exec: Davis Tapp
It is the mission of the Boy Scouts to serve by helping to instill values in young people and in other ways prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime. Program is available to young men ages 7-21 and young women 14-21.
Girl Scouts - Pines of Carolina Council
Membership Director: Jamie Gerald
Provides programs to teach girls the challenges of tomorrow and have fun in the process. Serves girls from kindergarten through twelfth grade in Scotland County.
Guardian Ad Litem
Scotland County Courthouse, 212 Biggs Street, Laurinburg
Program Assistant: Patricia Brigman
Represents abused and neglected children in court and advocates for their needs in Scotland and Hoke Counties.
Juvenile Services Division - Court Counselors
Scotland County Courthouse, Laurinburg
Contact Person: Rogena Deese
Purpose is to hold children accountable for actions and to do it in such a way that the child and the community both benefit. Serves delinquent and undisciplined juveniles.
Maxton Youth Development
Box 802, Central Street, Maxton
Helps to bring the youth up to their grade level by assisting them with homework. Thorough the cultural part of the program youth are motivated to higher educational aspirations in an off campus setting. The youth of Maxton and Robeson County are served.
Scotland County 4-H Clubs
231 E Cronly Street, Laurinburg
Contact Person: Angela Galloway
Provides leadership to boys and girls, to acquire knowledge and skills, which will help them become active responsible adults. Serves youth between the ages of five and nineteen.
Scotland County Safety Town
Child Care Directions, Box 911, Laurinburg
Contact Person: Angela Galloway
Safety Town introduces safety and preventive procedures to pre-school children. Through guided learning, children learn to keep themselves safe in the community. Approximately I 00 pre-kindergarten students are served in a two week session each summer.
Scotland Youth Soccer Association
To provide recreational and competitive soccer opportunities to the youth of the Scotland County area. Players ages 3-13 are served.
Scots for Youth
PO Box 1831, 140-A Main Street, Laurinburg
Contact Person: Meredith Bounds
Provides positive adult role models to serve as "big brothers or big sisters.". Serving children from ages 8-16 who are referred by the Juvenile Court System (90%) or as high risk children by the schools, Social Services, etc.
Washington Park Youth Programs
Box 1437, Laurinburg
Contact Person: Robert McDow
Involves court involved and other high-risk youth in a supervised goal oriented recreation/education activities with the aim to increase participants' self-esteem, sense of responsibility, and pride; to curb vandalism, and to improve school attendance. Serves children ages 7-17.
Scotland County has long been known as a giving community, not only money but in time and skills. The response to the previous editions of this booklet throughout the community has been amazing. Who would have guessed at the number of groups who use volunteers, the different needs, and the variety of people served and the scope of time offered?