Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Help With an Existing SMART Recovery Meeting

We recognize that increasing meetings is not just about starting new ones, but also keeping the meetings we have active. One way we can do this is through team facilitation. Over half of the meetings that ended in 2021 closed because the facilitator stepped back for reasons such as burnout, changing jobs, or moving. Many of them could have remained active by having more than one facilitator, a team approach. Below you will find a list of meetings that are looking for a co-facilitator or backup facilitator. If you are interested in helping out with one of these opportunities, please email [email protected] and let us know so we can put you in touch with the facilitator. If you are a current facilitator looking for help, let us know and we can include the opportunity here for others to see.

  • Co-Facilitate a National SMART Recovery meeting. As we work to transition our SROL meetings to SMARTfinder, we need additional co-facilitators. The role of co-facilitator in a national meeting is to provide support to both the facilitator and the participants, not to lead the meeting. If you are interested in helping out or just want to learn more, please fill out this form.

Locations Looking for SMART Recovery Volunteers to Facilitate Meetings

If you are looking for a SMART Recovery volunteer to facilitate a meeting, please email [email protected] with the details and contact information that we can list in this area.

  • Harrisburg, PA – Gaudenzia Addiction Treatment & Recovery Services. Trauma informed program that provides mental health and Medication Assistance Treatment is looking for a volunteer to facilitate SMART Recovery meetings 1-2 evenings per week at their facility. If you are interested, please reach out to Ralph Palmer, Program Director at [email protected].


  • Students Recover. New nonprofit, providing virtual support to post-secondary students in/seeking recovery is looking to connect with volunteers to facilitate Smart Recovery meetings online.   Students Recover provides online recovery support to college/trade school students (with a focus on centering the needs of students from communities most impacted by the War on Drugs, as well as LGBTQIA+, disabled and other marginalized students). Particularly looking for facilitators who identify as members of BIPOC communities, as well as facilitators who identify as disabled or neurodivergent.  Ideally volunteers would be engaged in post-secondary education (or recent grads) and have familiarity with the stressors of students seeking wellness in a recovery hostile environment.  Dedication to anti-racism, equity, justice, and self-awareness is essential to the work of this recovery community.  For more information please contact [email protected].

Online Training Team:

  • We are looking for knowledgeable volunteers who are interested in helping our online training team.  As a member of this team, you would help to monitor and answer questions in the forums accessible to the trainees and participate in our twice monthly training role-play meetings.
  • This volunteer role requires two years of experience as a SMART Recovery facilitator.
  • If you are interested, click here to complete the application.

Become a SMART Recovery Mentor

The SMART Recovery Mentoring Program will allow those who are interested in becoming a SMART Recovery volunteer to capitalize on the knowledge and skills of experienced SMART Recovery facilitators. Mentors will offer support and guidance for both starting and maintaining SMART Recovery meetings. To learn more about this opportunity click here.

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