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Volunteer With Local Nonprofits

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
  • Photography
  • 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


New Grant Committees

Be among the SVP Partners who select our next environment investee while learning about strategic giving and grants evaluation, community issues, promising local nonprofits, and the social sector at large. Read More »

Board Training, Washington Green Schools

Washington Green Schools is looking for a skilled volunteer to help the organization develop Board member training responsibilities. Read More »

Employee Benefits Benchmarking, Washington Green Schools

Washington Green Schools is looking for a skilled volunteer to work with the organizations leadership to develop policies regarding employee benefits as well as an implementation plan for integrating these benefits into the organization's personnel policies. Read More »

Budgeting Assistance, East African Community Services

East African Community Services is looking for a skilled volunteer to work with the organization's leadership to implement a sound budget planning process, starting with their fiscal year 2018 organizational budget. Read More »

E-Timesheet System Implementation, Futurewise

Futurewise is seeking a skilled volunteer to help the organization implement a new system to increase the efficiency and productivity around employee timesheet and project tracking. Read More »

Value Proposition, Sound Discipline

Sound Discipline is looking for a skilled volunteer who can help the organization crystallize their value proposition that they make to prospective partner schools and school districts. Read More »

People Effectiveness Community of Practice

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 »

Strategy Community of Practice

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 »

Technology Community of Practice

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 »

Recruitment Committee

Like to meet new people? Passionate about SVP? Then this is the committee for you! The SVP Outreach Committee plays a vital role in the health of SVP by recruiting new SVP Partners through monthly Prospective Partner Receptions, supporting Partners as SVP ambassadors, and cultivating relationships with interested prospects. Read More »

Partner Engagement Team

Help unleash Partners’ potential as effective philanthropists! The Engagement Committee works closely with SVP staff to develop strategies and programs that support and empower Partners to do the work, learn and grow, and connect with our community. Read More »

Be an SVP Buddy!

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 »

Finance Community of Practice

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 »