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
SVA 2019-2020 Schedule
September 17th, 2019 Storytelling: The Value and Opportunity- Karen Smith (Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley)
October 15th, 2019 Mini Conference/Personality Test- Mary Terp (United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley)
November 19th, 2019 Generational Volunteering & Giving- Meg Dowd (Just Born), Ed Harakel (PPL); Erin Coffey (United Way), Aurora Brunovsky (Penn State), Kathleen Wedge (Northampton County)
December- NO MEETING
January 21st, 2020 Asset Mapping: Know your Strengths- Gillian Sharkey- Moravian College
February 18th, 2020 Love your Volunteers: Creative Recognition Ideas- Lindsay Fly (Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley), Kerry Magliane (Cedarbrook Nursing Home)
March 17th, 2020 Emotional Intelligence- Mary Terp (United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley)
April 21st, 2020 Mystery Topic- Alice Moat (Special Olympics)
May 19th, 2020 Find your Path to Passion- Marlyn Kissner (LV Chamber)
Please note: If the Bethlehem Area School District has a delay or is cancelled, the meeting is CANCELLED.