Recruiting for Winter Cohort
Deadline to Apply: January 11, 2024
If you are looking to use your experience to help those on the front lines of the most pressing problems in our county, come to an upcoming Why SVP Session. You will learn about how becoming an SVP Partner can leverage your skills for good.
Why SVP Session 1
December 7, 10 - 11:15 AM
3990 Old Town Ave, C304
San Diego, CA 92110
Why SVP Session 2
December 11, 4:30 - 5:30 PM
WHY THEY JOINED
“When I first moved to San Diego, I began searching for ways to engage in meaningful volunteer work alongside a community of like-minded individuals. Having been part of the SVP community in two other cities, joining SDSVP was an easy choice. SDSVP is such a welcoming group and by far the most engaged and rewarding SVP experience I have encountered.”
“When I retired from the business sector, I wanted to begin a new chapter that was more community oriented. I was hoping to use my professional experience to support the greater good. SVP provided me with exactly that. I now feel a sense of purpose that I may not have found elsewhere.”
“I have always been a very engaged citizen, and I am constantly searching for ways to ignite positive change within my community. By becoming an SVP Partner, I was able to make the most of my free time while exploring issue areas and organizations within San Diego that I may not have known about otherwise.”
“When I was asked to lead Just in Time for Foster Youth as their very first Executive Director, I had no idea how much my skills and experience from a long career in the private sector would translate to a local nonprofit. Over a decade later, I've seen that the same core principles apply, and now I'm using both perspectives in the work I'm doing with like-minded peers as an SVP partner. The first question really isn't ‘What do I know?’ It's ‘How can I help?’"
“When working a full-time job, it can be difficult to find the time to give back to your community in a way that actually feels impactful. SVP has provided me with a unique volunteer opportunity where I am now able to leverage my professional experience to make a difference."
“I’ve always been drawn to the sense of fulfillment that comes with volunteering for non-profit organizations, and even though hands-on volunteer work was fun, it never felt like the best use of my time or skills. Becoming an SVP Partner helped me find the project-based volunteer opportunities I was longing for. Now I’m making a greater impact than I ever imagined and learning so much in the process!"
BECOME A PARTNER
Make a difference for nonprofits, making them more sustainable, resilient, and cost-effective by leveraging your skills and expertise
Volunteer at the highest levels of an organization where your time is most valued
Learn from our partnership and the nonprofit community about some of the most pressing issues in your own backyard
Develop a network of like-minded individuals while working collaboratively to support nonprofits
Our Partners make annual membership donations that are personally significant for them. Most investments are between $3,000 and $8,000.
NEW PARTNER COHORTS
We recruit Partners to join SVP twice annually - in the summer and the winter. Partner cohorts join in advance of the launch of nonprofit teams to ensure that there are great projects available for new Partners and that we have the skillsets needed by the nonprofits to which we commit.
Please fill out this form if:
You are interested in joining one of the upcoming cohorts and cannot attend a Why SVP Session
You would like to join outside of the timing of these cohorts
You would like to individually discuss becoming a Partner
We will be in touch with you upon receipt.
HOW TO JOIN
Come to a Why SVP Session. Register for a session below:
Thursday, December 7 - 10 - 11:15 AM (SVP Office)
Monday, December 11 - 4:30 - 5:30 PM (Zoom)
(If you cannot attend, click here and we will contact you.)
Fill out an application form.
Your application will be reviewed by our Talent Taskforce which identifies potential Partners who can meet the needs of nonprofits we serve and for whom we can offer a great experience. You may be invited to a screening call.
Receive notice about whether you are invited to join.
Make a tax-deductible donation.
Come to the next orientations and get started.