Ways to give back in Greenville

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Volunteer with Mill Village Farms | Photo via @millvillagefarms
Volunteer with Mill Village Farms | Photo via @millvillagefarms

There are plenty of volunteer opportunities in Greenville, so we put together this volunteer guide catered to specific interests. From foodies to those passionate about the outdoors, weโ€™ve rounded up opportunities for everyone.

๐Ÿฅชย  Is food your love language?

โ—‹ Donate funds, food, or your time to Loaves & Fishes to help feed the hungry.ย 

โ—‹ Get involved with Project Host + donate food or volunteer at their soup kitchen.

โ—‹ Triune Mercy Center is looking for donations for their food pantry. Drop off items at their location on Rutherford Street or make a financial contribution here.

๐Ÿ’š Advocates of mental illness + health awareness

โ—‹ Good listeners are needed at Mental Health Association of Greenville County to volunteer with their CRISISline and TEENline.

โ—‹ Volunteer with or donate to NAMI to fight the stigma against mental illness.

๐Ÿ’™ If you want to be there for abuse victims

โ—‹ The Julie Valentine Center is always looking for volunteers + donors, plus help completing their wishlist. You can also purchase a piece of jewelry created by llyn strong fine art jewelry to support the center.

โ—‹ You can volunteer your time or resources at Pendleton Place to help create safe, stable homes for local children and families.ย 

๐Ÿ  If you want to stay in your home

โ—‹ The American Red Cross is looking for disaster relief donations for safe shelter, hot meals, care, and comfort for people who have lost everything to a disaster. You can also take online health + safety training courses (like CPR) here.

๐Ÿ˜ท If you’re interested in healthcare

โ—‹ With increased hospitalizations and medical procedures, there is currently a blood shortage. Make an appointment with The Blood Connection or the American Red Cross to donate blood and help save a life.

โ—‹ Lights of Love has begun at Ronald McDonald House Carolinas. Plus, you can always collect pop tabs year round to give back.ย 

๐Ÿถ Animal lovers

โ—‹ Do you have a passion for animals? Become a volunteer with Greenville County Animal Care + help build a positive experience for animals seeking homes.ย 

โ—‹ If you prefer your critters a little on the wild side, consider getting involved with Wildlife Rehab of Greenville. Volunteers must be 18 or older.ย 

โ—‹ Apply to be a foster cat or dog parent with the Greenville Humane Society here.ย 

๐ŸŒณ The outdoorsy types

โ—‹ Click here to sign up to be a Park Hero with the Greater Greenville Parks Foundation, and give our local public spaces some love.ย 

โ—‹ Trees Upstate has a mission to plant, promote, and protect trees in + around Greenville County. Run a 5k this Thanksgiving to help keep the โ€œgreenโ€ in Greenville.

โ—‹ Upstate Forever has been protecting the critical lands, abundant waters, and unique character of the Upstate since 1998, and they have plenty of ways to get involved. See them all here.ย 

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Supporting veterans today + everyday

โ—‹ Fellow Countrymen helps fight against veteran homelessness + suicide across the Upstate of South Carolina. Make a monetary donation here.ย 

โ—‹ The Palmetto State Chapter of Folds of Honor works to provide educational support to spouses + children of Americaโ€™s fallen and disabled service members. Learn more about their mission and donate here.ย 

๐ŸŽ Natural-born teachers + mentors

โ—‹ Become a mentor with Mentor Upstate and help local children by cultivating positive, real one-on-one relationships.

โ—‹ Sign up to coach a team or volunteer with Girls on the Run Upstate SC.

โ—‹ Empower students to reach their full potential through Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate.

โ—‹ Make a donation to The Frazee Center โ€“ a free preschool + after-school program serving children between the West End of downtown and White Horse Road.

โ—‹ Become a tutor with the Greenville Literacy Association and help teach one of their low cost literacy, GED preparation, or English as a Second Language classes.

๐Ÿ”จ The handymen + women

โ—‹ For about $5,000, Rebuild Upstate can preserve one affordable home. Donate your time or resources here.

Donโ€™t see anything that fits your interests? Check out VolunteerMatch โ€“ a resource that helps you find local volunteer opportunities suited to your preferences.