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.
Foothills Family Resources
The mission of Foothills Family Resources is to improve the quality of life in Northern Greenville County by providing residents with a gateway to comprehensive services, programs and resources that support, educate and empower. Services include: career development, access to food, assistance with Medicaid, mental health counseling, and DSS programs for women and children.
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.
Friends of the Greenville County Library System
The Friends of the Greenville County Library System is a nonprofit organization that provides support for public programs and publications of the library system through various fundraising projects and through volunteer support. Donated books are organized for two annual book sales a year held on the last weekend in October and the last weekend in April. The Greenville County Library has 12 locations including downtown Greenville, Travelers Rest, Simpsonville, Mauldin, Fountain Inn, Greer, Taylors and other areas of Greenville County.
Greenville County Animal Care
Greenville County Animal Care is the ONLY open admission shelter, offering lost pet intake, foster/rescue, adoptions, clinic, and educational opportunities.
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.
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.
Mill Community Ministries
A collection of social entrepreneurs working to develop communities for success in Greenville, South Carolina. We are a group dedicated to seeing individuals and communities thrive. We are Mill Village Farms, Village Wrench, and Nasha Lending.
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 is a volunteer organization that was started by Jean Blank in January, 2018, in an effort to address the social isolation and loneliness experienced by many senior citizens in Greenville County. Jean works closely with local institutions and organizations that serve seniors, including nursing homes, hospice, Meals on Wheels, churches etc. She recruits, organizes and manages the Flower Brigade volunteers who assist in various ways.
Triune Mercy Center
Triune Mercy Center is a non- denominational church that works alongside the homeless in Greenville.
United Housing Connections – SEARCHlight
UHC-SEARCHlight is a program for the development of a Permanent Supportive Housing facility for individuals experiencing chronic homelessness because of mental illness. The full project involves both the building of the facility and the raising of resources needed to build.
As a new initiative, it is difficult to predict time commitments required. Time requirements are determined by the function and goals of individual teams and the responsibilities assumed by the individual. Each team will work under the direction of a team leader. Periodic group update meetings may be requested. The project is expected to end in the fall of 2021.
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.