Greenville County Behavioral Health (GCBH)

AmeriCorps State

Service Program

Providing support and services to help those with mental health and substance use needs in South Carolina 

About the Program

Our goal is simple: serve our community by helping people with mental health and substance use needs.


We attribute all of our successes to the hard work of our dedicated members, who spend anywhere from 3 months to 1 year contributing their time and talents to this mission, in both full and part-time capacities.

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Serve with Us

The GCBH AmeriCorps State Service Program offers a variety of direct service opportunities for people who are passionate about serving their community. We give our members the flexibility to choose the role that best suits their interests and time availability. As a program member, you will learn valuable professional skills and be eligible for benefits including loan deferment, an education award, and a modest living allowance. All of our members are trained by professionals at Mental Health America of Greenville County (MHAGC) before serving.

To be eligible for membership, you must:

  • Be 17 years of age or older

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (or agree to work toward one)

  • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States

  • Satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria


Training Coordinator


Our Training Coordinators work directly with our volunteer services to support our volunteers during our lengthy training and mentoring process. Additionally, the Training Coordinator will serve directly on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Time requirement: 40 hrs/week

Crisis Intervention Specialist


Crisis Intervention Specialist will work directly on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL).  Members will be required to serve either 300 hours (Minimum Time), 675 hours (Reduced Half Time), or 900 (Half Time) throughout their service year in order to be eligible for their education award. Students who will be unable to serve during the summer months are encouraged to apply for our Reduced Half Time position.

Time requirement: 6 or 20 hrs/week

Resources Coordinator


Our Resource Coordinator works to help us expand and update our resources database so that we may continue to provide resources throughout the state. Our Resource Coordinator will also serve directly on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Time requirement: 40 hrs/week

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

The AmeriCorps State Service Program is sponsored by Mental Health America of Greenville County (MHAGC) and United Way Association of South Carolina through the Corporation for National and Community Services.

We are grateful for all of the hard work and resources these folks put into helping our program change lives in Upstate South Carolina.

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