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AIM Needs Volunteers to Help DSS

AIM is venturing in a partnership that is the first of its kind! As you may have heard on the news recently, the Department of Social Services is severely behind when it comes to getting benefits to clients who truly have the need. This is due to a shortage of clerical staff and a hiring freeze. We are seeing this affect our clients in many different ways. Therefore, we approached DSS to see if we can help, and the result is the first public service agency/non-profit agency partnership in the state of South Carolina. AIM is thrilled to have this opportunity, and we know that we have the volunteer base to be able to help DSS. How can you help? There are two ways:

1)      AIM needs looking for 10 dedicated volunteers who would be willing to go one day a week, either in the morning or in the afternoon, to help them scan documents into their system. DSS will train these volunteers, and these volunteers will actually be given a DSS login/password so that they can enter these into the system. Our goal is to have an AIM volunteer there at all times to help them catch up on the clerical work by the 3rd week in October.

2)     AIM is offering Benefit Bank counselors to sit in the lobby and help new clients fill out information. If you are already a trained counselor, this would be a great opportunity to effectively use your training! If you want to be a counselor, we will be more than willing to train you. This is an immediate need, and counselors can begin as soon as they are available.

AIM needs to begin this venture as soon as possible so that we can help the greater need of Anderson County! Please contact (864) 226-2273 ext. 103, if you are interested in beginning soon. 

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