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Society of Volunteer Administrators                                 

What is Society of Volunteer Administrators (SVA)?

The SVA of the Lehigh Valley is an organization serving the needs of individuals responsible for the

administration of volunteer programs.

Who can join SVA?

Membership in SVA is open to anyone in the field of volunteer management, either paid or volunteer. Anyone who works or has worked with any agency, organization or business administering volunteers is welcome to join. Both Pennsylvania and New Jersey organizations are represented in SVA membership.

Why join the SVA?

The Educational Advantage:

  • Monthly meetings to develop your skills to recruit, train, retain, motivate and recognize volunteers in your program

  • Workshops designed to strengthen personal competency skills

The Professional Advantage:

  • Network and exchange resources with other professional volunteer administrators

  • Cooperative efforts to promote volunteerism

  • Build volunteer/staff partnerships

  • Advocate legislation beneficial to volunteers

  • $25 annual dues includes membership directory, monthly programs and membership pin

2018-2019 Brochure available here

2018 Youth Volunteer Award - Isabella Wegner, nominated by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley 

Pictured left to right: Priscilla Moreira, Big Brothers Big Sisters LV;
Isabella Wegner;
Kristen Walsh, SVA President 



SVA monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month.

Meetings begin promptly 8:15 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.

Please note: If the Bethlehem Area School District has a delay or is cancelled, the meeting is CANCELLED.


Contact Priscilla Moreira, SVA President - stokeyourownfire@aol.com, 484-882-1098
SVA 2018-2019 Membership Brochure (TBD)

Upcoming meetings:

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • Location: TBD
  • Topic: Team Building Part II

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

  • Fall Mini-Conference
  • Location: TBD
  • Topic: Know Your Resources
  • Presented by Julie Huber, Civic engagement Coordinaotr at Moravian College, and Soical Media & Special Events Coordinator for Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

No December meeting - Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

  • Location: TBD
  • Topic: Leading from the Middle
  • Presented by Priscilla Moreira, SVA President

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

  • Location: TBD
  • Topic: Volunteer Recognition
  • Presented by Karen Smith, CEO Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

  • Location: TBD
  • Topic: Conflict Resolution
  • Presented by Center for Humanistic Change

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

  • Location: TBD
  • Topic: Legal Implications of Volunteers

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

  • Location: TBD
  • Topic: Marketing your Organization‚Äč

Contact Us

2158 Avenue C 
Suite 201
Bethlehem, PA  18017

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