Every day, the American Red Cross in South Carolina provides valuable services to your friends, neighbors, and communities. We respond to disasters. We teach life-saving skills. We prepare our communities. Find out how rewarding giving your time and efforts can be by volunteering with the Red Cross. Our website has additional information on current volunteer opportunities in Greenville, SC.
Greenville offers a multitude of volunteer opportunities for individuals willing to assist nonprofits in various causes. The following organizations have recently been contacted and are in need of volunteers. Do you know of opportunities not listed here? If so contact Greenville.com or use our new submission form and we'll add it right away.
Hospice Care of South Carolina needs volunteers! What a great way to become involved in the community! Help with patient care, small household chores, or childcare. Groups are also welcome to help with small home repairs, building ramps, yard work, etc. Volunteers are also needed in our Hospice offices, to bake cookies, or make “goodie” bags.
Adoption Helpers is a nonprofit that exists to support families that are involved in any alternative family care situation. Families that have foster children, have adopted children, or are raising grandchildren or nieces/nephews all qualify for free. We offer these families small gestures of support as well as host their children for respite care events every quarter. As our volunteer numbers grow, we would love to offer in hope respite care services with qualified caregivers that are educated in trauma based care.
CRISISline is a 24-hour, 7-day a week confidential hotline offering a nonjudgmental sounding board for people to talk about life’s struggles. Trained phone workers are available to offer a listening ear and to provide community resources and crisis intervention.
SAFE Home – Rape Crisis serves Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties, giving help, support, and emergency shelter to victims of rape and domestic violence and their children. Our organization has several open volunteer opportunities ranging from crisis line operators to thrift store volunteers. Visit our website for additional information and to begin the application process.
Seeking volunteers to brighten a hospice patients day. Spend time and visit with them on a regular basis. Other services include painting nails, playing music, reading, assisting with household or yard duties, etc. Also help out in the office with copying, phone calls, paperwork, and other duties.
Mental Health Association of Greenville County has several volunteer openings. Good listeners are needed to volunteer on CRISISline and TEENline, confidential services providing free community resources information, crisis intervention, and non-judgmental active listening. For more information, please call, visit our website, or email [email protected].
There are many ways that you can help the American Kidney Fund as a volunteer to fight on all fronts against kidney disease! Visit our website for additional information.
As an American Cancer Society volunteer you can honor a survivor or a loved one lost to cancer, help save lives of people in your local community, and around the world. It only takes a little time to do a lot of good. Discover how rewarding it is to be a volunteer. Visit our website for additional information.
United Ministries is an extension of the servant ministry of local cooperating congregations. United Ministries assists poor people in emerging from hurting situations by providing for basic needs and by creating environments which allow people to make positive life changes.
The Southern Roots Reunion stands for bringing a community together through family and friendships, both new and old, for a single cause. We are fired up to share a meal with you as we work together to increase awareness and improve research on medical genetics while celebrating our community.
Our over a dozen chef pairings will consist of a BBQ Boss teamed up with a local restaurant and one of their favorite patrons/home chefs to create amazing dishes. Each chef team will represent a family from our charitable partner and help to raise a minimum of $5,000 towards our cause.
Thank you for joining us on this adventure to bring a BBQ reunion to Greenville! At the end of the day, our goal is to bring everyone together for some damn good BBQ and great friends as we continue our mission to support IDefine and their fight against Kleefstra Syndrome.
Loaves & Fishes delivers donations of perishable food to local human services agencies that feed the hungry 364 days a year. More than 60 regular volunteers assist two staff drivers in picking up food donations and delivering them directly to the agency that will use the food. Great family activity, as drivers must be 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license and auto insurance and use their private vehicle.
The Greenville County Guardian ad Litem Program recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers to advocate for the children in the custody of the Department of Social Services. We provide funding to support the training and supervision of these dedicated volunteers, and also for special needs of the children not otherwise covered by the Department of Social Services. Visit our website to sign up for future training sessions and to find out additional information.
We need you! You can make a difference in someone’s life by volunteering with our hospice patients and their families. We have hospice patients and their caregivers who need companionship and support in their homes.
Hospice volunteers can help with any of the following:
For caregivers – short periods of relief
For our patients – companionship and socialization, reading, playing music and simple games, conversation and active listening, or sitting quietly at the bedside.
If you are interested in exploring how volunteering works and the free training that Prisma Health provides, please contact a volunteer coordinator.
Hospice and Palliative Care Palmetto Region has a need for Patient & Family Support Volunteers in the Greenville area! Our specially-trained volunteers bring comfort and peace to patients and families in many ways. They provide companionship to patients in their homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living communities. They help patients cope with life’s daily tasks and offer breaks for tired caregivers.
Explore hundreds of virtual volunteer opportunities in cause areas like health and medicine, education, and community building that you can do from a computer, from home or any other preferred location.
Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County has an open-door policy for volunteers. All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any other distinction. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. Visit our website for additional information.
The ALS Association South Carolina Chapter operates under a shared mission: to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global, cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig’s disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. The contributions of volunteers are essential to the chapter achieving its mission. Each year, our Chapter participates in numerous fundraising and information-based opportunities throughout our area. These activities create a multitude of tasks with which volunteers can easily assist, including administrative work and mailings, helping at various events and with patient services. Please e-mail [email protected] or visit our website for additional information.
Hugs for Hounds is an organization devoted to rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of unwanted/uncared for Giant Breed Dogs and All Breed Puppies.
The Greenville Literacy Association provides quality adult education in a flexible and comfortable environment. It is our goal to provide affordable and effective help for all people – no matter what your income or education level. Greenville Literacy Association’s mission is to enrich our community by increasing the literacy and employability of our citizens.
The Greenville Literacy Association is a not for profit, charitable organization formed under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Donations to the Greenville Literacy Association are tax-deductible as charitable contributions for US federal income tax purposes.
GLA promotes an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. We strive to be a community where people of different cultures, intellectual positions, and lifestyles can come to learn and give back to the community. GLA provides educational opportunities and support services on an individual basis including participants with disabilities such as learning, physical, emotional and mental. Through local partnerships, we do our best to provide wrap-around services to encourage stabilization, including referrals to partner agencies, based on students’ needs and goals.
Carolina Adaptive Golf is a non-profit organization that provides adaptive golf therapy to assist veterans and children overcoming challenges such as autism, PTSD, amputation, spinal injuries, brain injuries, and life threating diseases. Carolina adaptive golf helps build confidence, promote diversity and inclusion, and improve the quality of life for hundreds of veterans and children in South Carolina.
Ayusa is a non-profit high school student exchange organization. Each year, Ayusa places about 1300 foreign exchange students with volunteer American host families for the academic school year or a semester. Open your home to an exchange student this fall! This is a wonderful way for families, parents and couples to give back to their community and broaden their borders by bringing a foreign culture into their homes. Make a difference! Host!
House of Hope councils people on all types of cancer situations. They help people with grief counselling caregivers group, and a newly diagnosed patients group. Call us or visit our website for more information.
The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of MS. Visit our website for ways to help.
Join TCMU’s Ambassador Program!
Energetic, outgoing, and friendly, with enthusiasm and interest in being a role model for our future,
Strong desire to interact with the public and assist guests from diverse backgrounds,
Being courteous, professional, patient, and respectful at all times
Able to succeed in a sometimes crowded, noisy environment
Comfortable working independently, as well as within a team environment
Present a professional appearance
Excellent communication skills and can act with diplomacy and tact
Comfortable with public speaking, or interest in gaining this skill
Greet and welcome guests and groups, answering questions and informing them of TCMU rules, as needed.
Direct guests to programs, pop-up events, and other key points of interest
Assist with opening and closing procedures (as needed)
Stay knowledgeable of current exhibitions, programs, and events
Be knowledgeable of safety and emergency procedures
Be evaluated and respond positively to constructive feedback.
Attend mandatory orientation and trainings.
Offer constructive feedback about the museum, exhibits, programs, and guest experiences to maximize knowledge of continued betterment.
Program Support: Engage in interactive, hands-on learning with guests across all TCMU Programs; Art Studio, steamWORKS, Storytime and more, and Healthy Hustle.
Scavenger Hunt Leader: Handout and help guests find all the hidden items around the museum to receive a prize! But… be sure not to give away any answers!
Front of Museum (FOM) Coordinator: Greet guests upon entrance and guide them through the check-in process.
TCMU Store: Keeping the store tidy, supporting purchases, encouraging guests to explore and engage with accessible toys/items.
Birthday Party Support: Support birthday parties by checking in guests and directing them to their assigned room.
POP-up Leader: Interact and lead a specific activity within the museum to enhance guests’ experience!
General/Prep Support: Support the entire museum with a variety of day-of tasks; may include stocking, prepping crafts, and supporting administrative tasks
Floor Rotations: Rotate through the museum to ensure safety of guests, answering questions, and enforcing policies and protocols.
Exhibit Educators: Facilitate learning opportunities within the assigned exhibit (Museum Guide serves as a reference tool).
Information Specialist: Inform guests of a variety of extensions within and outside of the museum: Events, Birthday Parties, Programs, Field Trips, Volunteers, Career Opportunities
TIME COMMITMENT: Ambassadors are asked for a minimum service commitment of six months, with 10 or more hours per month (no less than 60 hours). Additionally, Ambassadors must attend all training sessions.
TRAINING: All ambassadors participate in the “New Ambassador Orientation.” New Ambassadors attend Classroom Training and Floor Training, as well as shadow experienced Ambassadors or a TCMU Programs Associate for their first one or two shifts to gain comfort with the tasks and procedures.
If interested, please visit our website for next steps: https://www.tcmupstate.org/volunteer
**TCMU Fellowship Program will be accepting applications and interviews June-July 2022 for the 2022-2023 year. This is a year long program including workshops and hands-on, interactive professional development training across prominent leaders locally and nationally known with opportunities to serve on TCMU’s Student Board. 10 hour per month commitment is required.
Flat Rock Playhouse believes in the power of collaboration, community, and connection. Volunteers support the arts at Flat Rock Playhouse through gifts of time and resources, and they have the incredible opportunity to peek behind-the-scenes, learn more about how our hand-crafted productions come together, and connect with artists, staff members, and fellow volunteers. This team of supporters support the magic of live theater in these powerful ways:
-Maintaining and developing our beautiful gardens and grounds,
-Welcoming or sending off actors at the airport,
-Guiding guests and supporting FRP staff members as parkers,
-Preparing food for college-age apprentices,
-Attending to patrons as ushers at each performance.
As we return to a full season of live productions, we want YOU to be a part of the magic.
We hope you’ll join the team at Flat Rock Playhouse this season as a part of our volunteer community, Supporting Players!
To learn more about how to get involved, visit our website or contact us at [email protected].
is the oldest and largest U.S. organization devoted to restoring the lives of people affected by leprosy, is a non-denominational Christian non-profit organization. We support projects throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Located in downtown Greenville, we frequently have a need for volunteers. Please visit our website for up-to-date information.
Hands On Greenville was founded ten years ago in response to this challenge, with the goal of creating, organizing, and leading meaningful service projects that positively impact Greenville County. For additional information, visit our website to see open volunteer opportunities in Greenville, SC.
Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina helps people with disabilities and special needs become fully independent citizens through training and employment leading to job placement. It provides rehabilitation service, training, work adjustment, employment opportunity, and placement in competitive industry for people with disabilities and special needs. Visit our website or email [email protected] for additional information.
Able SC benefits from the unique skills and time given by individual community members volunteering in its offices, at events, and on special projects. Check out our current volunteer needs on our website to see if you might be a good fit!
Since 2015, The Period Project has dedicated our time, efforts, and resources to ensuring those who menstruate are able to do so with dignity and necessary supplies.
We facilitate better access to menstrual health products for individuals in need; advocate for equal and tax-free access to these essential products; and raise awareness of period poverty by leveraging voices around South Carolina and beyond.
Meals on Wheels of Greenville volunteers come from all backgrounds and reasons for giving their time. However, they all share a common goal: to help our homebound neighbors. No matter what your schedule is like, they have a volunteer opportunity for you; meal delivery, meal packing, meal distribution, or working our special events. Visit MealsonWheelsGreenville.org/Volunteer, call (864) 233-6565, or email [email protected] to learn more about their volunteer opportunities.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of MADD—full of passion and compassion for our mission. Join our army of ordinary citizens who have become extraordinary activists in saving lives and preventing injuries. Whether you’re interested in volunteering a couple of times a year or a couple of times a week, there’s a place for you at MADD. And we have a wide variety of opportunities to match your interests and expertise.
Senior Action is seeking volunteers who would enjoy making a difference in the community. Volunteers of all ages are needed. A wide range of individual and group volunteer opportunities are available. Project also available in the evenings, weekends, or from home. For more information, visit our website’s “Get Involved” section.
Animal Allies facilitates a low-cost spay/neuter program for cats and dogs. Our services are available to anyone who wants to spay/neuter their pet; however, our focus is on targeted surgeries for low-income families. Prices range from $30 to $60 at our clinic, located at 1097 Asheville Highway, Spartanburg.
The United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is designed to help low-income taxpayers with the preparation of returns and also to help them obtain eligible tax credits and deductions, especially the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Education Tax Credits and Child Care tax deductions. Anyone who files a basic tax return can have taxes prepared at one of the VITA sites.
The Down Syndrome Association of the Upstate has various volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Please visit our website to fill out an application to help volunteer.
Faith-based therapeutic foster care agency seeks foster parents for daily care and respite care.
Whatever your capabilities, interests or schedule may be, we can find a volunteer opportunity that’s right for you.
Without volunteers, our services could not exist. Last year, our volunteers spent more than 9,000 hours volunteering their time to work with our clients. To provide the same services through staff would require hiring nearly five full-time employees, a luxury many non-profits cannot afford. That’s why the services provided by our volunteers are essential! Please visit our website and fill out an application for volunteer opportunities in Greenville, SC.