Greenville Greeters is a program of Thrive Upstate that allows individuals with disabilities to interact with employees of local companies by volunteering their time to greet employees at the start of the day. This interaction fosters communication, breaks down barriers and can be informative and transformative to those who participate.
Who We Help
Greenville Greeters provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop skills for the workplace while also offering volunteer opportunities that may otherwise be unavailable.
How We Help
- Increased awareness of local companies of the abilities of individuals with disabilities to be or become employable through educational materials
- Provide opportunities for interaction with individuals with disabilities in the work place
How Your Company Can Participate
The Greenville Greeters program host companies allow time for program participants to greet employees during some part of their day at work. During this meet and greet exchange, the Greenville Greeters will interact with employees and reference educational materials on disability awareness, as well as provide employees with a sticker that completes their greeting experience. Ideally, the program would last for 4 weeks, onsite for 1-2 days per week with a 90 minute window for the meet and greet exchange.The Greenville Greeters are also available for special events. For more information on becoming a host company, click here.