Current Volunteer Resources
If you have needs/ideas that would help in your volunteer/facilitation efforts, please contact Melina Gilbert, Volunteer Outreach Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our current volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization, our feet on the street, working hard to spread self-empowering messages to their local communities. We deeply appreciate the hard work and dedication you put into SMART Recovery and we want to support you in your efforts.
We will soon be launching a portal for our current volunteers. The portal will include useful materials, tools, contact information, announcements, and more to support your efforts as a SMART Recovery volunteer. In the meantime, please find a few important resources and announcements here. Stay tuned for more information on this portal in the coming months.
Our dedicated team of volunteer Regional Coordinators (RCs) located throughout the country assists facilitators and Local Coordinators in their regions. RCs provide support and guidance to volunteers in areas such as starting new meetings, addressing issues within their meetings, and speaking requests. Click here to find your Regional Coordinator.
Become a Regional Coordinator: Our goal is to have one volunteer Regional Coordinator for each state. If you are interested in becoming an RC and have been a facilitator for a minimum of one year, click here for full volunteer job description and application process.
Local Coordinators (LCs) are a resource for facilitators in a cluster of local meetings where face-to-face contact is often difficult due to the Regional Coordinator’s physical location.
If you are interested in becoming a Local Coordinator, click here for full volunteer job description and application process.
Meeting reminder: SMART Meeting Management Meetings are open to all active SMART Recovery Facilitators, Hosts, and Trainees interested in improving their knowledge base. The objective of the SMM Meetings is to advance our meeting management skills. We’ll discuss the tough and sensitive issues that arise and share successes and techniques including following meeting guidelines, how to do SMART Recovery and how to create an accepting and non-judgmental environment. Although facilitated, this is very much a group learning/support session. SMM meetings take place weekly on Monday at 10:00 p.m. (ET) and Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. (ET).
4th of July is coming – Please send in any cancellations! Reminder! If your SMART Recovery meetings will be impacted by the July 4th holiday, please submit a meeting change request form so we can post a note on the meeting list.
Call for Nominations: The Joseph Gerstein Special Award for Exemplary Service to SMART Recovery® – The Joseph Gerstein Award selection committee is calling for nominations for the 2019 Joseph Gerstein Award. If you know someone who has shown extraordinary and exemplary service to the SMART program, please submit your nomination using this link. The award will be presented at the 2019 Recovery National Conference in Chicago, IL. Look for a feature in the October issue of News & Views. Deadline for nominations is August 1, 2019. Learn more.