Make a World of New Friends

We are a Volunteer Driven Organization

Serve our International Community

Are you passionate about fostering cultural exchange and building a welcoming community? Upstate International is your gateway to making a meaningful impact right here in Greenville, South Carolina. As a volunteer, you’ll have the chance to connect with people from around the world, share your skills, and help us create unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re interested in event planning, language exchange, or simply spreading the spirit of inclusivity, we welcome you to become a part of our dynamic volunteer team. Together, let’s celebrate diversity and create lasting friendships!

Opportunities are Available Year-Round

Empower Newcomers in the Upstate

Whether you’re an artist, communicator, or just a warm-hearted individual looking to make a difference, we’ve got a place for you. Join us in empowering newcomers, organizing engaging events, and cultivating an atmosphere of open-mindedness. Be the spark that ignites positive change and meaningful friendships right here in the Upstate.

To Volunteer with Upstate International

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Please contact Linley Crocker if you have any additional questions.

Help secure donations of items for the International Gala in February.
Develop and plan programs and activities that interest our members. Find volunteers to help in various roles at each program.

Due to the size and scope of our month long program, Upstate International Month has a dedicated group of volunteers, a steering committee, who help coordinate, promote, support, and manage this undertaking. There are also subcommittees on education, events, marketing, finance/sponsorship, engagement, and volunteers. Click here for more information on volunteering for the Upstate International Month committees.

Plan events, activities, and monthly meetings for the year. Organize refreshments, publicize the meetings, and set up the room for the monthly meeting.

Upstate International offers classes in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, and more. We always need more teachers in these languages, as well as in other languages such as Greek, Japanese, and Chinese. See the FAQs about teaching a language at UI.

Welcome new arrivals to the Upstate and assists employees of international companies with bureaucratic tasks such as obtaining a driver’s license and a Social Security number. Consultants are paid a modest salary to provide half-day and full-day orientations on weekdays and occasionally meet again by arrangement with the clients. Upstate International especially seeks consultants who speak another language, such as French, German, Japanese, or Spanish, in addition to English.
Plan programs for children, including international playgroups, school visits to talk about different countries and cultures, and week-long activity camps during the summer vacation.
Provide important assistance with general center support such as membership outreach, database maintenance, calendar updates, and programming specifics.

Other ways to volunteer come up at UI periodically. Contact Linley to stay aware of ongoing opportunities.

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