Our "Get SMART FAST" (Facilitator And Support Team) Training Program and the Tier 1 training courses are designed to provide you with the needed knowledge and resources to proceed comfortably and capably in your meeting host or co-host volunteer role.

We offer the following two entry-level training courses, each being tailored to the specific situation and your desired role:

  • GSF 101: BASIC HOST TRAINING is for individuals who wish to assist with an existing SMART Recovery meeting under the guidance and supervision of the meeting Facilitator.
  • GSF 102: ADVANCED HOST TRAINING is for individuals who wish to start a new hosted SMART discussion meeting. SMART Recovery discussion meetings are designed to support individuals in their journey to overcome an addiction and provide a platform for lively and helpful group discussions.

No matter what volunteer role you wish to pursue, we're here to work with you and provide you with the needed training to make it happen!

GSF 101: BASIC HOST TRAINING  Upon completing this course, you'll be authorized to Host or Co-Host an existing SMART Recovery meeting--using the Discussion meeting format--under the guidance and supervision of the meeting Facilitator. To confirm eligibility, you will need to provide both the name of your supervising Facilitator and the SMART meeting ID number on the training registration form. NOTE: COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE DOES NOT AUTHORIZE YOU TO START A NEW MEETING! 

Upon registering, you'll have 30 days--which begins immediately upon registration--to complete this self-administered training (estimated completion time is 3 - 4 hours) where you'll review the training materials designed specifically for you to host/co-host a SMART Recovery discussion meeting.  No registration fee!  CLICK HERE to register and get started right away!

GSF 102: ADVANCED HOST TRAINING When completing this more advanced entry-level course, you'll be authorized to start and host a NEW SMART Recovery hosted Discussion meeting in your area. In this training, you'll gain the needed skills to recognize and ask for topics to discuss, be able to identify and apply a SMART tool relevant to the topic, and provide questions based on the SMART Recovery tools. You'll also be provided with information for getting a new SMART Recovery Discussion meeting started and underway. 

Upon registering, you’ll have a 30-day enrollment period--which begins immediately upon registration--to complete your training (estimated completion time is 8 - 10 hours), reviewing the materials at your own pace and at times convenient to you. There is a $39 (US) non-refundable registration fee to help cover some of the costs of providing our training programs. CLICK HERE to register and get started right away!

As you become comfortable in your meeting host or other volunteer role, you may desire to become more involved in helping others!

When that time comes, we encourage you to complete the GSF 201: Facilitator Training course. In doing so, you'll obtain a deeper knowledge and stronger understanding of the SMART Recovery program and the application of the SMART tools. You'll also gain additional meeting management skills and strengths to proceed capably in the advanced role of a SMART Recovery Facilitator.

On behalf of the entire SMART Recovery organization, thank you for your interest in becoming a SMART Recovery volunteer! It is through YOUR individual actions and efforts which make SMART Recovery grow!

As a SMART Recovery volunteer, you'll not only be helping people help themselves in improving their lives and well-being, you'll also experience the deep and rewarding personal satisfaction of helping others overcome their addictive behavior. 

Last modified: Thursday, 3 October 2019, 12:34 PM