April is Volunteer Month
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.
This year, through the generous donation of an anonymous supporter of SMART Recovery, a number of Volunteer Training Grants 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 Training Grants 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 Training Grants will be accepted for the entire month of April. If you’ve been considering volunteering at SMART Recovery, now may be your best time to get trained, get involved, and experience the rewards of helping others make a difference in their own lives.
Face-to-Face Volunteers as well as Online Volunteers are eligible to apply for Volunteer Training Grants during Volunteer Month. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
With your Volunteer Training Grant 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.
Online Volunteer Descriptions
For the participants interested in volunteering for our online community, you can read the volunteer descriptions.
Handout for Local Facilitators
Local Facilitators: Please hand out Volunteer Month flyers to your participants.
Thank You for your participation!
Australian and UK volunteers, contact your local office for details.