Get Started as a Volunteer

We’re grateful for your interest in volunteering with The Family Effect.  We’re here to make it a gratifying experience for you.  Here’s how you can get started:

1.     Volunteer Application

Please print and complete our volunteer application below.  Once you have completed the application, just scan and email it to Sarae.  Or, you can drop it in the mail to The Family Effect, 1400 Cleveland Street, Greenville, SC 29607.

Download and save your Volunteer Application now.

2.    Volunteer Screening

When we receive your completed Volunteer Application, you will be contacted by Sarae Smith, our Community Engagement Specialist. She’ll set up a convenient time to meet with you in person to talk about your goals and determine how to best match your passions with the needs of our families.

3.    Background Check and Health Screening

After your interview with Sarae, we will need to do a simple background check.  We utilize Verified Volunteers to conduct in-depth background checks at minimal cost to you. You will also be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire.  Both of these procedures are necessary for the protection of our children and families in treatment, and your personal information will be kept in the strictest confidence at all times.

4.    Orientation

We’ve put together a short orientation session that will help you get the most out of your volunteer experience. Sarae will help set up a time that works for you, and together you’ll cover:

  • Overview of programs and services
  • Information on the nature of addiction
  • Confidentiality and protection of client rights
  • Description of specific tasks to be performed
  • Volunteer rights and responsibilities

Ready to get started?  We hope so!  Please print, fill out and email your Volunteer Application, and call Sarae Smith at (864) 238-0229 with questions.  You can also send Sarae an email