HALTER (Healing and Learning Through Equine Relationships)

HALTER is an affordable Therapeutic Horseback Riding program that has been serving citizens with disabilities from the Spartanburg area and students from the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind since 1987.

HALTER is a PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) member-center, so volunteers are required to receive training before they are able to work with the program in order for volunteers and HALTER’s riders to have a safe and successful experience. Only those 15 or older are allowed to work directly with clients, however, those ages 10 – 14 who are accompanied by a parent volunteer may volunteer as a Pony Pal. Experience and knowledge of horses is not necessary.

For more information about Volunteer Training, please email [email protected] or call Bethany at (864) 398-2114.

Safe Homes – Rape Crisis Coalition Volunteer Ops

Safe Homes serves Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties, giving help, support, and emergency shelter to victims of rape and domestic violence and their children. We 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. We also have positions available at our thrift store. Visit our website or call 864-583-9803 for additional information.

Piedmont Community Actions

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.

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Upstate

Your help is needed! Be an office helper or a homework helper! Call 864-583-4867 for more information or visit our website to fill out a volunteer application. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place for kids to learn and grow — all while having fun.

American Red Cross Upstate SC Chapter

Every day, the American Red Cross in Upstate 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 Spartanburg, SC.

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. Please visit our website for up-to-date information on volunteer opportunities in Spartanburg, SC.

Spartanburg County Volunteer Guardian ad Litem Program

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. Visit our website, email [email protected], or call 800-277-0113 for additional information.

Animal Allies

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. Donations are also appreciated! Please call 864-576-6971 or contact us for additional information.

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.

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve Volunteer Opportunities

Hatcher Garden in Spartanburg is a welcoming community of citizens who share a passion for horticulture, history, and sustainability. We welcome individuals as well as groups of all types to volunteer our garden! Please visit our website, call 864-574-7724, or email [email protected] for available volunteer opportunities in Spartanburg.

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 by visiting our website for open volunteer opportunities.

Hub City Farmers’ Market

Hub City Farmers’ Market (previously known as the Spartanburg Nutrition Council) is a nonprofit organization working to increase the demand and availability of healthy foods in Spartanburg County. HCFM would not be able to deliver all of our programming without the help of dedicated volunteers! Please visit our website, call (864) 585-0905, or e-mail [email protected] for additional information.

Appalachian Council of Governments

The Appalachian Council of Governments is looking for volunteers in Spartanburg County who enjoy visiting with others, improving lives through communication, and have as little as one hour per week available to join the team and enrich the lives of the long term care community.

To become a volunteer, the candidate must be 18 years or older and needs to be able to communicate with vulnerable adults, have problem-solving skills and have a genuine care and concern for long term care residents.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Amanda Plumley at (864) 242-9733 or email [email protected]. You may also visit our website www.scacog.org for more information.

Mobile Meals Service of Spartanburg

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. Visit our website to see currently available volunteer opportunities in Spartanburg.

Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg

Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg 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 visit our website’s volunteer page or contact Volunteer Coordinator Carrie Vaughn at 864-591-2221, ext 105, or by e-mail at [email protected].