Volunteer events: April
KEY: G=Greenville County; S=Spartanburg County; P=Pickens County
G — AFTER SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS are needed to help with homework and reading and to help serve snacks and dinner at FIKE in Fountain Inn. The program meets from 2:45 – 5:30 p.m. weekdays during the school year. For more information, email Lauren Stoddard at email@example.com.
G — BACKPACK BLESSINGS provides packs of food for students who may have little or no food at home over the weekend. The program can be supported by clubs, groups and businesses of all sizes. For a list of needed foods and additional information, contact Carolyn Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
G — WHISPERING HOPE NEEDS VOLUNTEER FAMILIES to help with the therapeutic riding program at Whispering Pines Stables. The program offers confidence through horsemanship skills to children who are disabled or disadvantaged. Visit http://www.wpstables.com or call 864-288-7458.
S — VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to assist with Carolina Miracle League. For details, visit http://carolinamiracleleague.org/.
S — VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to assist with the Spartanburg Lions beepball team, a softball league for the blind. For details, call 864-612-7414 or 497-6837.
S — THE FIRST TEE OF SPARTANBURG teaches life skills through golf. Volunteers are needed. Training is provided. Visit http://www.thefirstteespartanburg.org or call 864-583-7084, ext. 7.
P — VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR 4-H CLUBS in Pickens County. For details, email email@example.com.
THERAPEUTIC FOSTER PARENTS are needed throughout the Upstate. For additional information, call Diane Brown at Specialized Foster Home Services, 864-325-8542 or 877-670-3577, ext. 177.
THE S.C. VOLUNTEER GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM needs volunteers to serve as advocates for children in abuse and neglect proceedings. Extensive training and support is provided. Visit http://scgal.org.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Greenville to serve as tour guides, couriers, clerical assistants and special event volunteers. Call 864-255-8754 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
G — THE GIRL SCOUTS OF SOUTH CAROLINA – MOUNTAINS TO MIDLANDS needs qualified adult volunteers to be troop leaders, camp helpers and volunteer drivers. Call Jeri Kleckley at 864-770-1241, email email@example.com or visit http://www.gssc-mm.org/.
G — THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE UPSTATE has volunteer opportunities for ages 11 and older. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org/.
HOSPICE CARE OF SOUTH CAROLINA needs volunteers to contribute one hour per week to spend time with patients, bake, take care of pets and help in other ways. For details, contact Mary Sassano at 864-235-0344 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.hospicecare.net/.
HARVEST HOPE FOOD BANK needs volunteers. For more information, visit http://www.harvesthope.org.
APPALACHIAN COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS needs volunteers ages 18 and older to make a difference in the lives of residents in long-term care facilities. For details, contact Amanda Plumley at 864-242-9733 or email@example.com.
PRUITTHEALTH HOSPICE needs administrative volunteers at the Simpsonville office. Volunteers are needed for direct patient needs throughout the Upstate. Call 864-962-6699.
COMPASSIONATE CARE HOSPICE is seeking patient visitor volunteers for terminally ill patients throughout the Upstate and office support volunteers for the office in Greer. A background check and orientation are required. Volunteers are asked to serve 2 – 3 hours per week with a 6 – 12 commitment. For more information, contact Tiffany Corbin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-543-0915.
JOURNEY HOSPICE needs volunteers to assist terminally ill patients with a wide variety of patient services. Volunteers must attend orientation and consent to a background check and drug test. For Spartanburg, contact Kris Milner at 864-582-8844. For Greenville, contact Shannon McGee at 864-451-7603.
G — TEEN SERVICE DAY is 1 – 4 p.m. April 2 at the Hughes Main Library. Teens work in groups on various projects. To register, call 864-527-9248 or visit http://greenvillelibrary.org/.
G — MENTORS age 21 and older are needed to be matched one-on-one with a student at Fountain Inn Elementary School. The commitment is 30 minutes per week. For more information and to schedule training, email Lauren Stoddard at email@example.com.
G — DONATIONS ARE NEEDED for God’s Pantry. For current needs, visit http://gpscupstate.com/.
G — FACES AND VOICES OF RECOVERY (FAVOR) GREENVILLE needs volunteers to serve as coaches for those in recovery from substance abuse. Visit http://favorgreenville.org/.
G — PARK HEROES, a program of the Greater Greenville Parks Foundation, offers volunteer opportunities for those interested in maintaining Greenville County’s public parks. For details and registration, visit http://greatergreenvilleparksfoundation.org/.
G — A CHILD’S HAVEN has volunteer opportunities, including providing services for developmentally delayed, abused, and neglected children and their families. Schedules are flexible. There is a charge for background checks. Contact Genean Berggrun for details at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-298-0025, ext. 2019.
G — MEALS ON WHEELS GREENVILLE needs volunteer delivery drivers. Children and parents can deliver together. For details, visit http://www.mealsonwheelsgreenville.org/ or call 864-233-6565.
S — SAFE HOMES - RAPE CRISIS COALITION needs volunteers to serve as advocates for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Contact Karen Martin-Wilkins at 864-583-9803 or visit http://shrcc.org/.
G — THE UPCOUNTRY HISTORY MUSEUM needs volunteers to assist with school programs and public tours. Visit http://www.upcountryhistory.org/.
G — VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to work with senior citizens through the Senior Companions Program, an ecumenical program of Catholic Charities in collaboration with Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. Call Stacey Lazurek at 864-242-2233, ext. 207 or email email@example.com.
G — VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to assist Trees Greenville with projects. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
G — NEW CLOTHING, SHOES AND TOILETRY ITEMS are needed by the Julie Valentine Center. The items are provided to sexual assault victims at the emergency room when their clothing is retained as evidence. For more information, contact Marie Smith at 864-331-0560, ext. 229.
G — THE JULIE VALENTINE CENTER needs volunteer advocates for crisis response and child care assistance for parent support groups. Volunteers must be 18 years old and have access to a telephone and reliable transportation. Criminal background checks and training are required. Call 864-331-0560 or visit http://www.julievalentinecenter.org/.
G — THE GREENVILLE LITERACY ASSOCIATION needs volunteers to serve as tutors in adult basic education and English as a second language (ESL) in downtown Greenville, Greer, Slater/Marietta, the Berea area and the Golden Strip. Call 864-467-3456 or visit http://www.greenvilleliteracy.org/.