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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

 

Storytelling Campaign, Spark Northwest

Spark Northwest is looking for skilled volunteers to help them develop a set of high-quality stories for use in marketing, communications and media outreach. Read More »

Interior Design and Space Planning Support, Southwest Youth and Family Services

Work with Southwest Youth and Family Services to develop a cohesive interior design for their renovated office facility! 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 »