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Fight poverty. Find your path. Service year opportunity in Upstate, SC

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ORGANIZATION: United Way of Greenville County

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Fight poverty and find your path on our team of 20 AmeriCorps members in Upstate South Carolina. Our team will serve full-time for 11 months at host organizations in Greenville, Laurens, Pickens and Anderson counties. Our next cohort will begin August 21, 2023, and will serve 1,700 hours by July 31, 2024.

This is a great opportunity for recent graduates, veterans, retirees or anyone interested in a career in the nonprofit field. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our Corps and strongly encourage qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

Service Activities

  • Resource navigation - when someone is in crisis, it is hard to know where to turn, our team connects people to community resources internally at host organizations and externally to a wide network of partners. Members can also help people apply for benefits through the Thrive Hub system.
  • Economic Mobility Coaching - individuals can opt-in for long-term coaching with an AmeriCorps member. We utilize the evidence-based Mobility Mentoring (r) model from EMPath. As coaches, members will assess participants' individual situations, identify barriers to success, and set long-term stability goals. They will work alongside clients to overcome barriers to success.
  • VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) - our members receive training on basic tax preparation and are mobilized during tax season to help at free filing clings through the VITA program
  • Members are eligible for $1,080 bi-weekly living allowance, health coverage benefits (dental and vision included, no premiums), a member assistance program, 6 months of toastmaster membership, childcare benefits (if eligible), and federal student loan forbearance during service.
  • Upon successful completion of a service term, members are eligible for payment of accrued interest on eligible federal student loans, and a $6,895 Segal education award for use toward continued education or student loan repayment.
  • All members are provided with mileage reimbursement, skill-building opportunities, and robust monthly professional development trainings.
Want to Apply?
  • Createa profile on
  • Find your opportunity (AmeriCorps Upstate)
  • Submit an application - share your professional experience and what motivates you to serve the community
What's Next?
  • Application review
  • Initial review with program staff, if selected
  • Host site match interviews
  • Enrollment
  • Orientation (August 2023)

To learn more about our program and find answers to FAQs, visiting our website or reach out to Sky Brilliandt, Program Coordinator, at

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About United Way of Greenville County


105 Edinburgh Court, Greenville, SC 29607, US

Mission Statement

To provide leadership in uniting our community to improve people's lives and build a vital and caring community.


United Way of Greenville County's work centers on two distinct, but equally important, strategic goals:

Helping People in Need Right Now through a commitment to supporting 92 essential local programs. Need has no sense of time or place. It comes in the middle of the night or at work and it is also something with deeper roots that affects generations. Reaching out to people who have immediate, basic needs--like a homeless family needing a meal--is vital. We will never walk away from that responsibility. Supporting programs that work within critical areas -- Nurturing Children, Strengthening Families, Improving Health, Guiding Youth and Helping in Times of Crisis--is the foundation for a caring community.

Helping to Eliminate Future Needs through a commitment to addressing the underlying causes of critical problems. For instance, what are the root causes that leave a family homeless? We are committed to investing more time and resources on these bigger challenges. United Way's community priorities cover key areas that we believe can most significantly change our community long term.

  • School Readiness: Young children must start school safe, healthy and ready to learn
  • High School Graduation: Youth must graduate from high school prepared for success
  • Financial Stability: Our citizens must be financially stable, with the ability to provide and care for themselves and their families

Improving these issues positively impacts all of us.


Crisis Support
Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing
Crisis Support, Education & Literacy, Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


United Way of Greenville County105 Edinburgh CourtGreenville, SC 29607



  • ETC / Tax Assistance
  • Adult Education
  • Financial Service Assistance
  • Case Work / Management
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Mentoring


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Hours vary by host site placement. Must serve 1700 hours over the course of the service year. Usually about 38 hours per week.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent Serve full-time (37-40 hours/week) to reach 1700 service hours by end of term Work directly with clients Pass criminal history checks Attend orientation Be at least 18

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