Julie Valentine Center Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Mental Health Association of Greenville County

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].

Animal Allies

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.

SAFE Homes – Rape Crisis Coalition

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.

Greenville Literacy Association

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.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

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.

Loaves & Fishes

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.


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!

Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County

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.

American Leprosy Missions

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.

American Kidney Fund

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.

Senior Action, Inc.

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.

The ALS Association South Carolina Chapter

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.

American Red Cross – Upstate Chapter Volunteer Info

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.


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.

United Ministries

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.

Greenville County Guardian ad Litem Program

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.

Hands On Greenville

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.

American Cancer Society

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.

Able South Carolina

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!

Hospice Care of South Carolina

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.

Goodwill Industries of Upper SC, Inc.

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.

The United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

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.