Please click on the agencies below to get more information about volunteer opportunities.
The American Legion supports veteran affairs and rehabilitation, national security, Americanism, and children/youth.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Service programs include: Disaster Cycle Services (Preparedness, Response, and Recovery); Services to Armed Forces and Veterans; International Services; Biomedical Services; and Preparedness, Health and Safety Services.
Appalachian Council of Government’s Ombudsman Program
The SC Appalachian Council of Governments (SCACOG) serves the six-county Appalachian region (Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg counties). The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is part of the SCACOG, and plans services to meet the needs of citizens age 60 and older, including those who are in skilled nursing homes or assisted living.
Catholic Charities of South Carolina Piedmont
Catholic Charities provides services for immigrants, older adults, and persons in need of emergency financial assistance, and more. They work with local and national organizations, parish communities, and like-minded religious institutions from a variety of denominations to help all people in need, regardless of their faith, race, or history.
Frazee Dream Center
The Frazee Center is a free preschool, morning and after school, and summer program serving under-resourced children in Greenville.
Greenville Free Medical Clinic
The Greenville Free Medical Clinic is an integral part, the safety net, of the health care delivery system in the Greenville community. For 30 years, it has been our mission to promote wellness by providing compassionate, quality medical and dental care, health education and prescription medications without charge to eligible low-income uninsured Greenville County residents.
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.
Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County
Habitat Greenville was chartered in 1985. Since that time, 349 homes have been built in Greenville County for families with total household incomes between 30-60% of Area Median Income (annual average $22,662). Habitat Greenville is rated a 4-Star Charity by Charity Navigator, for its strong financial health, accountability and transparency. Chosen Builder of the Year in 2017, by EarthCraft, the national company recognized for energy efficiency and green building standards.
Harvest Hope Food Bank
Harvest Hope Food Bank works to provide for the needs of hungry people in our community by gathering and sharing quality food with dignity, compassion and education.
Heritage Elementary School Mentors
Heritage Elementary School Mentors help students in reading, sometimes in math, with emphasis on students most at risk of not reading at grade level, largely due to lack of adult reading help at home.
Loaves and Fishes
Loaves and Fishes rescues and delivers food, that would otherwise be wasted, to a variety of partner agencies who then use the food or make it available to those in need.
Lutheran Hospice of the Upstate
Lutheran Hospice is a non-profit, ministry-based program serving people of all faiths and beliefs since 1995.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels enhances the life of homebound individuals and seniors in Greenville County by providing nutritious meals, personal interaction and independence.
Mental Health America
Mental Health America aims to positively impact mental health through advocacy, awareness and services.
Mentor Upstate promotes the development of mentoring programs in schools in upstate South Carolina by recruiting and training mentors, providing resources and support to mentors, and enlisting community involvement. Our goal is to support as many children as possible through positive, real on-on-one relationships.
Miracle Hill Women’s Renewal Program
The Miracle Hill Women’s Renewal Program is part of Miracle Hill Ministries. It is located at 19 Graves Drive (29609). It offers a six-month residential program using the 12-step model for women whose lives have become unmanageable due to abuse of alcohol or other substances. Miracle Hill Shepherd’s Gate is a place of hope for women who are homeless and in dire need. It is located at 490 South Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville (29607)
Paris Mountain State Park Friends
The mission of the Paris Mountain State Park Friends is to provide recreational and educational opportunities emphasizing the cultural and natural resources of the park environs.
Project Host was founded in 1981 by local church and lay leaders who were distressed by the poverty and hunger in Greenville. Volunteers work to serve approximately 150 meals for lunch, six days a week (Sunday – Friday).
Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club is “to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”
STEAM Tech Teams
STEAM Tech Teams bring science, technology, engineering, arts and math into local schools.
The Flower Brigade
The Flower Brigade was established December, 2017, by the Personal and Community Engagement Initiative (PCE) at OLLI at Furman. The purpose of this project is to alleviate feelings of loneliness and/or isolation felt by people who are experiencing difficult circumstances or who are living alone. This project involves personal visits and gifts of flowers.
Triune Mercy Center
Triune Mercy Center is a non- denominational church that works alongside the homeless in Greenville.
The mission of United Ministries is “to serve and empower those on the transformative journey to self-sufficiency.” Programs address immediate and long-term needs of participants.
We encourage you to “Join Us” by completing a questionnaire. Once your questionnaire has been received, we will be in touch to determine how we can best assist you in finding the volunteer position that is the best “fit” for you.
The Personal and Community Engagement Initiative is not affiliated with any of the agencies or organizations shown on our website or listed in other PCE materials. We are simply a clearing house to inform volunteers of opportunities and places where they may be able to serve.