What is your professional background? Ever thought about applying your unique skills to improve the lives of kids or protect the environment?
Seem farfetched? It’s not. Local nonprofits need skills like yours to bolster the work they do on the ground.
At SVP we connect nonprofits with people who have experience in:
- Project Management
- Information Technology
- Marketing, PR and Communications
- Financial Management
- Human Resources
- Legal Affairs
- Coaching and Leadership Development
- Public Speaking
- Fund Development
- Strategic Planning
- Board Development and Governance
- Program Evaluation and Performance Management
- Market Research and Survey Design
SVP volunteers build databases, develop marketing plans, revamp human resources policies – you name it. All that behind-the-scenes work that helps nonprofits fulfill their missions more effectively.
Volunteer projects range from a few hours to multiple years, from discrete one-time tasks to ongoing relationships, and from specific assignments to broad management of multiple projects. Partners work in teams or solo, and have opportunities to build their skills and make new connections through our Communities of Practice.
SVP staff and Lead Partners are available to match and support volunteers in their work – and more often than not, volunteers walk way having gained as much as they’ve given.
Interested? Check out our volunteer opportunities below or take our skills survey so we can make a match!
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Somali Parents Education Board is looking for a skilled volunteer who can work with the organization's leadership to develop a Case for Support that they can use in future fundraising appeals. Read More »
Washington Building Leaders of Change (WA-BLOC) is currently seeking volunteers for their after school Homework Center at Rainier Beach High School Read More »
Skyway Youth Network Collaborative is looking for a skilled volunteer to work with their Youth Leadership Council in designing a survey and a survey strategy targeted at Skyway youth. Read More »
Work with Southwest Youth and Family Services to develop a cohesive interior design for their renovated office facility! Read More »
At SVP we know that organizational structure, leadership development, and strong human resources policies can help nonprofits pivot, evolve, and retain the core staff they need to be successful in the future. The Talent and Organizational Effectiveness Community of Practice helps to drive this work further. Read More »
Strategic planning is a common need among SVP's Investees and the organizations that apply to SVP for funding. We're lucky to have a critical mass of Partners with experience and/or interest in this area and there is an opportunity to bring a cohort of Partners together to think about how we can leverage this intersection of skills and need. Read More »
Want to join forces with fellow tech-savvy Partners to strengthen nonprofits? Our Technology Community of Practice is a terrific way to meet people who share your professional background, sharpen your skills, and collectively tackle projects with our Investees -- using your unique talents to make a big impact! Read More »
Over the last couple of years, we’ve matched nearly 100 new Partners with “SVP Buddies.” Buddies are generally Partners who’ve been with SVP for two or more years and sign up because it’s an easy way to be involved and to meet new and interesting people. Sound fun? We’re recruiting! Read More »
Want to join a terrific group of Partners with passion and panache for finance? Even better, how about putting your combined expertise to work for nonprofit health and stability? Check out SVP's Finance Community of Practice to see how your unique skills can make a big impact! Read More »