SMART Recovery Volunteer Month 2015

Support SMART Recovery Volunteers!

Each April, SMART Recovery celebrates Volunteer Month as a way to not only recognize the efforts of our many dedicated volunteers, but also to encourage others to help meet the demand to bring SMART Recovery to others and to share in the rewarding experience of volunteering.

A number of Volunteer Month Training Scholarships are available during Volunteer Month to provide training for those who qualify for financial assistance to cover the cost of the SMART Recovery Facilitator and Support Team Distance Training (FAST).

Volunteer Month Training Scholarships are available for local and online facilitators, message board volunteers, chat volunteers, and other volunteers that may benefit from the SMART Recovery FAST training.*

Applications for Volunteer Month Training Scholarships will be accepted during the month of April. If you have been considering volunteering at SMART Recovery, now may be your time to get trained, get involved, and experience the rewards of helping others make a difference in their own lives.


Volunteer Training & Scholarship Fund 2015

Fundraising Thermometer

SMART Recovery relies almost entirely on volunteers to provide our online and face-to-face services. We set aside one month each year to showcase volunteer opportunities, to provide easy access to scholarships, and to do everything we can to engage our community in volunteer outreach.

For Volunteer Month 2015 we have set a goal of 75 new applications for our Volunteer FAST Training. To fund scholarships for these new applicants we need to raise $5,625.

All funds raised in April for our Volunteer Month campaign will be used to provide training scholarships. Please give generously!

Support Volunteer Month

Thank You, SMART Recovery Volunteers and Supporters!

Training Scholarship Application Process

Face-to-Face Volunteers as well as Online Volunteers are eligible to apply for Volunteer Month Training Scholarships. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

With your Volunteer Month Training Scholarship approval, and upon the successful completion of the training and the receipt of your Volunteer Registration Form (containing your meeting information) by the Central Office, you will receive a Meeting Starter Kit (a $45 value) consisting of 4 DVDs, a SMART Recovery® Handbook, and a SMART Recovery® hat to use when "passing the hat" at your local meeting. The SMART Recovery® Facilitator's Manual is available through Volunteer Month as a free downloadable PDF when you register for training.

The Volunteer Month Training Scholarship Application

Please visit the scholarship application page to apply for a FAST Training scholarship!

Online Volunteering

For the participants interested in volunteering in our online community, you can read the volunteer descriptions and apply to be a volunteer here. Prior to applying for these positions, please make note of the requirements!

Handout for Local Facilitators

Local Facilitators

Please provide these flyers (click on the image) to interested parties in your meetings.

Your qualified participants can apply for Volunteer Month Training Scholarships!



* Please note: Additional training may be required for some volunteer positions.
Australian and UK volunteers, contact your local office for details.

SMART Recovery® gratefully appreciates the support of the following organizations:

                     non-12-step rehab        Drug Rehabilitation Treatment Center