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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

 

Board Development, Futurewise

Futurewise is looking to develop their Board's engagement with the organization's work and staff, as well as refresh the organization's by-laws and conflict of interest policies Read More »

Office Space Planning, Children's Alliance

Children's Alliance is seeking a skilled volunteer is assist in their upcoming need to search for new office space Read More »

Board Retreat planning and facilitation, Children's Alliance

Children's Alliance is seeking a skilled volunteer to help in the planning and facilitation of their annual Board Retreat Read More »

Strategic Planning Design and Facilitation, Children's Alliance

Children's Alliance is seeking a skilled volunteer who can work with the organizations staff and Board leadership in designing and helping to facilitate a strategic planning framework for the organization Read More »

Risk Management Assessment, multiple investees

Multiple investee organizations are seeking expertise around an organizational risk assessment Read More »

Succession Planning, Southwest Youth and Family Services

Southwest Youth and Family Services (SWYFS) is seeking a skilled volunteer to help the organization plan for a smooth executive director transition. 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 »

Staff Mentor, Southwest Youth and Family Services

Southwest Youth and Family Services (SWYFS) is seeking volunteers to work as mentors with two members of their Management Team, their Administrative Director and Counseling Center Director. 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 »

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 »

Board Development, Futurewise

Futurewise is looking to develop their Board's engagement with the organization's work and staff, as well as refresh the organization's by-laws and conflict of interest policies Read More »