April is Volunteer Month!

Support Our Volunteer Training & Scholarship Fund

We started  Volunteer Month 2019 with a goal of recruiting 100 new volunteers. We are happy to report that we have recruited over 300 new volunteers!  and we are still accepting new applications for training scholarships daily through the end of April.

Scholarship Fund: We are making training scholarships available to the new volunteers and set a goal to raise $10,000 to fund the needed scholarships.  The Scholarship Fund is still well below our goal. Your gift to support volunteer training will be put to work immediately to train a  volunteer to start a new SMART meeting. Thank you for supporting self-empowered recovery! 

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MATCHING GIFTS: Your gift will be doubled! Thanks to an anonymous donor,  the next $5000 in gifts to the Training Scholarship Fund will be matched 100%.

Volunteer Month

You can empower others to overcome addiction

SMART is a volunteer organization of individuals who are passionate about helping others. Through mutual support meetings, our volunteers provide a non-judgemental, supportive environment where participants learn skills for lasting change.  We set aside the month of April to honor all of our volunteers for their steadfast efforts to help so many and to encourage others to volunteer as well.

You can easily join our volunteer ranks and become a part of the solution to the most widespread and underserved health crisis of the 21st century: addiction. Addiction to alcohol, opiates, other drugs, and behavioral addictions can all be overcome.  Our tools, based on cognitive science, and our “no blame, no shame” culture have helped hundreds of thousands of individuals learn the skills they need to recover from their addiction and go on to live meaningful lives.

Click here to learn more about our volunteer positions and to register!


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

Volunteer Month Training Scholarships are available for:

Recovery meeting Facilitators (in your community or online)
Family & Friends meeting Facilitators (in your community or online)
Online message board volunteers
Online 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.


Become a Volunteer!

Training Scholarship Application Process

 

Those becoming 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.

 

 


Online Volunteering

Interested in volunteering in our online community?  In addition to signing up for the training, please read our online volunteer descriptions, choose the role that’s right for you and complete an online volunteer application.


Support Our Volunteer Training & Scholarship Fund

For Volunteer Month 2019 our goal is to recruit 100 new volunteers and raise $10,000 to fund scholarships.

MATCHING GIFTS: Your gift will be doubled! Thanks to several anonymous donors, gifts to the Training Scholarship Fund will be matched 100% (up to $3000)


Handout for Local Facilitators

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Local Facilitators:

Please provide these flyers to your groups and encourage those who are interested to train to be a volunteer.

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.