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Fast Pitch would not exist without our amazing volunteers, and we’d love to have you join our team! Check out the roles below to see if there’s a fit for your skills and interests.

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Fast Pitch Coaches and Mentors

Coaches and mentors are our largest group of Fast Pitch volunteers and are at heart of the program's impact. Coaches are paired with the innovators who are selected to compete in the Quarter Finals and help them prepare for each pitch competition -- continuing to work with them as they advance through the Semi-Finals and Finals. Read More »

Fast Pitch Outreach Team for Emerging Entrepreneurs

This is a new Fast Pitch team. We need a few people to help us reach young people -- from high school through college -- and tell them about Fast Pitch. Our goal is to have them apply to compete in the high school and college/university tracks. We already have a few key members on the team, and if you have a passion for inspiring young adults to be social entrepreneurs we'd love to have you join us! Read More »

Fast Pitch Marketing Team Member

Join a fun and dynamic team of marketing and PR volunteers! There are many roles. Time commitments can be from 3 to 8 hours a week as your time allows. There will be occasional meetings as we get closer to the final event. From March through the end of October. Read More »

Future Opportunities

As the Fast Pitch program advances, we will also be looking for additional volunteers for the following roles.  Please email Maureen O’Hara at fastpitch@svpseattle.org if you’d like to learn more!

Application Screeners

The screening team will read the applications and one-pagers, and score them based on our published rubric.  Screeners who are most engaged will have the opportunity to participate in a process to select the 40 Quarterfinalists.

This is a very important role; we need a good number of screeners who will read the plans and provide good written feedback to applications, which we know they value highly.

Time commitment: 4-10 hours of reading online materials and writing comments

Quarterfinalist Judges

These individuals, like Pitch Coaches, should have extensive experience in evaluating innovative programs in the nonprofit or for-profit sector. They will watch (preferably all) 40 Quarterfinalist pitches, give contestants feedback in verbal and written form, and provide input to the SVP Fast Pitch team who will make the final decisions of which 40 Quarterfinalists advance to be 20 Semifinalists.

Time commitment: Up to 9 hours during the Quarterfinals (September 18, 2014)

Semifinalists and Finalist Judges

These judges will be selected and announced separately. Semifinalist judges will determine which nonprofits advance to the finals, and final judges will select the winners of the various grant awards  and provide input to the investors who will determine recipients of the over $250,000 in investment funds.


The marketing team needs photographers to document the competitions, pitch clinics, events, and Showdown. Must have own photography equipment. Should have some knowledge or be willing to learn Photoshelter.

Time commitment: 5-20 hours. Flexible.

Ushers/Registration Table

People who will help the day of the final showdown.