Volunteer opportunities: June
KEY: G=Greenville County; S=Spartanburg County; P=Pickens County
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/.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
P — VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR 4-H CLUBS in Pickens County. For details, email 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 — THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE UPSTATE has volunteer opportunities for ages 11 and older. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.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.
G — VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to assist Trees Greenville with projects. Email email@example.com.
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.
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/.
S — THE CARPENTER’S TABLE Community Outreach Center needs volunteers to bag groceries, shop for food and toiletries and help with food pick up. Volunteers are also needed on Saturdays to help distribute food to patrons. Call 864-486-8630 or email firstname.lastname@example.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. Email Lauren Stoddard at email@example.com.
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.
G — TEEN SERVICE DAY is held monthly at the Hughes Main Library. Teens work in groups on various projects. Call 864-527-9248 or visit http://greenvillelibrary.org/.
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 are 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.
APPALACHIAN COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS needs volunteers ages 18 and older to make a difference in the lives of residents in long-term care facilities. Contact Amanda Plumley at 864-242-9733 or email@example.com.
THERAPEUTIC FOSTER PARENTS are needed throughout the Upstate. Call Diane Brown at Specialized Foster Home Services, 864-325-8542 or 877-670-3577, ext. 177.