Volunteer Opportunities at The Academy

Thanks for your interest in volunteering with the boys at The Academy.  They’re personable young men who deserve and want your attention. 

We’ve listed some of our popular volunteer opportunities below.  When you see something that appeals to you, click here and start making an impact.  If you have questions, or if you have an idea that isn’t shown here, please call Sarae Smith at (864) 238-0229. You can also send her an email.

Skills & Services

Do you have a green thumb? Are you a woodworking enthusiast? Can you change a tire faster than a pit crew? Our guys love to learn new skills and probably never had a chance to learn the skills you can teach them. Make a difference in an hour! Get started.

Helping Hands

Sixteen boys live at the Academy 365 days a year, and we need volunteers who can help with general maintenance projects like landscaping, ropes course cleanup, painting, and more. Projects vary throughout the year, so give us a call to see what our current needs are. Hands-on projects are a great way to get your family or group involved. Get started.

Provide a Special Meal

Our young men miss home-cooked food, and nothing makes them happier than special dishes from the community. This is a great opportunity for church, corporate, or social groups.  Your group can plan and prepare a meal and serve it to the boys at the Academy. If your group is large, you can provide a meal for a family visitation day. You will see lots of happy, grateful smiles.  Get started.

Special Events

Who doesn’t love a good party? Get together with some of your friends, coworkers, or neighbors and plan a great event for the boys at The Academy! Some ideas include game nights, field days, and holiday parties. Get started.

Donation Drive

With 16 teenage boys at the Academy, we are always in need of something, whether it's deodorant, jeans, or batteries -- check out our wish list here. Get your church, company, or school in on the fun and lead a drive to help us meet our needs.  Get started.

See something you like?  Click here and start making a difference.