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Greenville Seminary is a small, non-profit institution which depends extensively on the goodwill and largess of churches and individuals who share our theological heart and mission. We are grateful for the many supporters who have volunteered their time and talents, as well as their material resources, such as a youth team who traveled to Greenville to help during the construction of our new seminary building; and Shirley Duncan, wife of one of the seminary founders, who often plays the piano at seminary functions. We have even had a volunteer who met her future husband while donating time at the seminary!

GPTS offers numerous opportunities for volunteer service. Below we have listed some examples of past or ongoing needs, as well as potential needs for the future. Perhaps you have other ideas. If you or your group wish to contribute your service (or goods) for the benefit of seminary operations or future development, we would be humbled and grateful to hear from you. Contact Gail Anderson (Tel. 864-322-2717) or Andy Wortman (library) if you would like to help. Or complete and submit the form at the bottom of this page.

  • Front office reception and phone answering
  • Committee work
  • Planning and/or hosting fund-raising events (dinners, golf tournaments, etc.)
  • Hosting visitors (prospective students, speakers, etc.)
  • Hosting receptions after special events
  • Folding letters, stuffing envelopes, other office help
  • Representing the seminary at Christian conferences throughout the nation and world
  • Transcription, typing, proofreading
  • Student Body Association events (cooking, set-up, etc.)
  • Ladies Fellowship (babysitting, receptions, etc.)
  • Monthly post-chapel lunch (Wednesday) for the students, staff, and faculty (cooking and serving a meal)
  • Building and Grounds:
    • Dusting (especially the shelves in the library and bookstore and window ledges)
    • Vacuuming (a periodic thorough cleaning, concentrating on baseboards and corners)
    • Exterior/interior window washing
    • Weeding, planting, mulching, sweeping
    • Lawn and landscaping work
  • Bookstore:
    • Church book table representatives/monitors (set up, display, and collect payment for books on a regular/week-to-week basis)
    • Conference book table representatives, clerks, or monitors (local church retreats, missions conferences, church conferences, etc., may also involve travel to locations outside of Upstate South Carolina)
    • Inventory (twice annually – January and June)
    • Shelf reading (ongoing – make sure books are in proper categories and arranged alphabetically by title)
    • Labeling (occasional)
    • Textbook processing and labeling (August, December, and January)
    • GPTS Spring Conference prep (pricing books, boxing books, etc. – month prior to conference)
    • Conference set up (Monday of conference week – free conference tuition possible)
    • Post-conference (re-shelving books, thorough shelf reading, etc.)
  • Library:
    • Book circulation (requires computer skills)
    • Fall Book Sale (sorting donations, set up for sale, clerks at sale, break down of shelving, taking books to donation centers at end of sale – sale is planned for the Friday-Saturday the week before Fall Break)
    • Fall Book Sale church representatives (individuals willing to solicit, collect, and/or transport donations for our sale or any time of the year)
    • Coordinators for a rummage/yard sale at one or more of the local churches to benefit the library and to raise funds for the GPTS Ladies group.
    • Posting sale items via Amazon.com
    • Shelf reading (September and April)
    • Full Inventory (December and June)
    • Periodicals (organization)
    • Dust jacket author and title info (cut and paste on inside of boards)
    • Data entry for collection development (requires computer skills)
    • Donations of books (welcome anytime)
  • Mt. Olive Tape Library:
    • Data entry
    • Audio cassette digitization (requires special equipment and know-how to meet required specifications

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200 East Main Street, Taylors, SC
P.O. Box 690, Taylors, SC 29687
Tel. 864-322-2717
Fax 864-322-2719
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