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Our community parks are mostly empty (as far as playground equipment) and are rarely used by the community residents. Instead of hangouts for trouble, these parks can become hangouts for success! Our vision is to create a playground at Irwin Park and inform our children in the “at-risk” communities of Spartanburg that we will UNITE TO MAKE IT RIGHT!
is a special program in Army Community Service (ACS) that was established to support deployed service members of Fort Gordon, Augusta and their families. Support through Operation Comfort may come in the form of respite childcare, outings or other events that boost morale, family members directly purchasing goods for service members and their families.
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. Safe Home – Rape Crisis will offer training for volunteers to assist with their 24-hour crisis line during weekends, evenings and holiday. Training is provided free by community agencies. Call 864-583-9803 or 800-273-5066. Southern Care Hospice is in need of volunteers. If interested, call 877-486-6721.
Help us make a difference…one life at a time. Agapé Hospice is a faith based ministry looking for compassionate and caring volunteers to provide support to terminally ill patients and their families. Volunteers will be trained at no charge at a convenient location to accommodate the volunteer. They will be an integral part of the team of care and will be appreciated and supported by the Agapé Hospice staff. Our volunteer opportunities help patients and their caregivers live with hope, dignity, and awareness that there is additional support and that someone cares enough to give them unconditional love, agape. Agapé Hospice Volunteers are needed to: Provide caregiver relief, Visit patients for companionship or socialization, Listen to memories or record life stories, Share music, magazines, books, photos or scriptures, Hold a hand, dry a tear or share a smile and Offer support simply by just being present. Contact Grace Waddell at 803-329-4544, 1-877-617-7616 or [email protected]
If you have a skill, we have a need for it! 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. Volunteers are needed in our clinic and to help with community awareness efforts. SPARTANBURG HOTLINE: 864-576-6971.
Grandview Peaks is a private gated community offering dramatic views and natural seclusion in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Homesites range from 1 to 17 acres, starting at just $29,900. Located close to Asheville, and surrounded by great small towns. Properties have access to community lake & beach, large timber-frame pavilion, and hiking trails all in a peaceful natural setting.
Hatcher Garden is a community supported urban garden located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Started by a man with a dream, the garden has grown to become a beautiful woodland preserve that provides a home for wildlife and a display for the nature’s beauty. The mission of Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve is to be a place for the public to come for inspiration, enjoyment and education through the study of nature. The Garden is home to over 10,000 trees, shrubs and flowers. Admission is free.
is looking for a youth volunteer coordinator for the Piedmont Area Chapter for 5 to 8 hours a week. This is a good opportunity for individuals who work well with middle and high school age students and who want to make an impact on the quality of life for youth. The Piedmont Chapter is also looking for an Armed Forces Case Worker, volunteers for the Community Education Speaker’s Bureau, Health or Information Fairs, Disaster Services, Administrative Support, Hospital Volunteers, Special Events Volunteers, and First Aid/CPR Instructors. Contact Linda Burns and Casey Sanders at 864-583-8000 for more details.
The Bethlehem Center, established in 1930, is currently a multi-service Agency providing an array of programs to residents in Spartanburg County. Volunteers are needed to assist with the following activities:
- Volunteers for Boy and Girl Scouting programs
- Academic tutors for adults and children
- Coaches for sports
- Help with senior programming
- Professional services (i.e. legal, printing, artistic)
- Help with necessary repairs and building maintenance
- Board membership
- Fundraising help
Piedmont Community Actions (PCA) is a private non-profit agency which serves Spartanburg and Cherokee counties in the upstate of South Carolina. Our mission is to provide a nurturing environment in which low-income families can seek assistance that helps them to become less dependent upon government assistance. PCA strives to give low-income families a “hand up” in the direction of self-sufficiency, not a “handout”.
Alive and Well Animal Rescue Center
Meets the first Monday of each month from 7-8pm at the main branch of the Spartanburg Library. Volunteers are needed.
The Spartanburg Nutrition Council is a nonprofit organization working to increase the demand and availability of healthy foods in Spartanburg County.
Mobile Meals is a home-delivered hot meal service for the homebound of Spartanburg County who are unable to prepare their own food. No charge is made for the meals, delivered Monday through Friday, and there are no income or age restrictions for potential recipients. Volunteers are the “life line” of Mobile Meals; it takes at least 150 volunteers per day to see that meals are delivered to the 2,000 recipients served each weekday.
Killingsworth is a transitional home for women emerging from crisis situations in Columbia, SC. The home serves women from across the southeast, including residents of Spartanburg, Cherokee, Union, Laurens, and surrounding counties. They are looking for volunteers in the Columbia area.
Children who enter the foster care system are in need of caring adults to speak up for them in Family Court. The Guardian ad Litem is a strong child advocate for children. If you are over 21 and can give 4-5 hours a month to visit a child, you can change a child’s life. You do not need a college degree, or a legal or social work background. The very best child advocates are people who care about children.
Your help is needed! Be an office helper or a homework helper! Call 864-583-4867 x110 for more info. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place for kids to learn and grow — all while having fun. It is truly “The Positive Place For Kids”.
is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian ministry that builds affordable housing for residents of Spartanburg. Habitat has two ways you can serve your community: the construction site and ReStore. If interested or for more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator (864)591-2221 ext. 105 or [email protected]
Southside Unity in the Community is dedicated to promoting volunteerism within the Southside community. The program intends to make available in one central location resources, training, and opportunities that will encourage volunteerism.
Southside Unity in the Community strives to lead by example. Volunteerism is rarely taught in the Southside Community; it is our hope that this program managed entirely by volunteers will inspire volunteerism in present and future generations.
Please donate unwanted or unused vehicles to the National Kidney Foundation of SC Kidney Cars Program. Funds raised support programs and services. Call (800) 488-2277 for more info.
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.
This website allows you to search for volunteer opportunities in Spartanburg, Cherokee, Union, Laurens, and surrounding counties.
The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of MS.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is looking for volunteers for our Spartanburg SC Warehouse located at 1503 Old Converse Road. Volunteers are needed on Tuesday Mornings 9 am – 12 noon to help inspect and sort non-food items. Volunteers need to be at least 16 years old. We welcome individuals and groups up to 20. Please contact Nancy Hagerman at: [email protected] or call 704-805-1712. (Updated June 14th, 2016.)
HALTER (Healing and Learning Through Equine Relationships)
HALTER (Healing and Learning Through Equine Relationships) is a 501c3 that serves individuals with special needs and at-risk youth using equine-assisted activities. HALTER has served the Spartanburg community since 1987 by helping students learn riding skills which improve balance, muscle strength, and coordination and help develop confidence and build social skills. Our nonprofit greatly depends on volunteers to provide safe and meaningful experiences for our students and their horse partners. HALTER offers free education in Horsemanship, Leadership, and ASL. Becoming a HALTER Volunteer creates lasting memories and truly makes a difference in the lives of our riders, their families, and the community of Spartanburg. Please contact Mary-Ladd at [email protected] or call/text (864) 398-2114 for more information and to become a HALTER Volunteer today!
Mobile Mary Black Hospital
Volunteer your time, help support Mary Black and meet new friends by joining our volunteer team. For more information on how you can help, call Spartanburg Volunteer Coordinator Sherry Winstead at 864-573-3941.