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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are always a good way to connect with people in your profession or to invest your time and talent with an organization that touches your heart. Here at AFP Silicon Valley Chapter there are always opportunities to get involved in a committee of interest to you.

Whether you devote several hours a month to a committee or help out with Silicon Valley Philanthropy Day in November, this is a great way to engage with other nonprofit professionals and to share your time and talent with others.

Updated January 29, 2012

Committee Name: Silicon Valley Philanthropy Day Volunteers
When: November
Where: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

Please note volunteers are welcome to attend the luncheon, but are also responsible for their own ticket to attend (there are no comp tickets available).  Tickets are $80 and can be purchased by visiting the chapter website event page

Job Descriptions
1. Ballroom set-up: set-up ballroom (place programs/favors at each setting and centerpieces on each table).  Need 6-8 volunteers.
Time Required: 2 hours; from 9:00 to 11:00 am
Volunteers needed: 6-8

 2. Greeters: volunteers arrive at 9:30 for training, take places throughout Hyatt lobby to greet guests and direct them to the main ballroom.  Need 10 volunteers. Job is complete by about 12:15.
Time Required: 2 hours 45 minutes from 9:30 am-12:15 pm
Volunteers needed: 10

3. Honoree Reception support: volunteers arrive at 9:30, assist in set-up of Honoree Reception room and Honoree registration.  Greet Honorees with name tags and corsages as they arrive. 
Time required: 2 hours 30 minutes from 9:30 am - noon
Volunteers needed: 4-6

 4. Post event clearing: volunteers help collect left over programs/favors/centerpieces.  Need approximately 6 volunteers.  Job is complete within an hour of luncheon completion.
Time Required: 1 hour at conclusion of luncheon
Volunteers needed: 6

Contact: Bouree Nordin
Contact email:
Contact phone: 408.202.8796.

Committee Name: Volunteer
Job Description: Volunteer Opportunity Coordination. Contact new, current and renewing AFP members  inviting them to become involved in the chapter volunteer committees. Participate at quarterly leadership information sessions prior to the monthly luncheons and also attend monthly luncheons to meet new, current and renewing members, follow up  and keep them informed of volunteer opportunities and how to get actively  engaged in the chapter. Volunteer time commitment is flexible based on availability.
Time Required: 3-4 hours per month
Contact Name: Bernie Luongo Hoye
Contact email:
Contact Phone: (408) 983-0299 or (408) 646-7345

Committee Name: Programs
Job Description: Secure/follow up with speakers, secure/follow up with sponsors, liaison with development committee, hotel/catering/AV liaison, pick up speaker gifts, creating agenda, submitting marketing info (speaker bio, pic, program description & sponsor info), program evaluation , working with the diversity council on securing/follow-up with diversity moments, 2012 programs planning

Time Required: 1-2 hours per month
Contact Name:
Richard Ajluni

Contact email:
Contact Phone:

Committee Name:  Collegiate Chapter
Job Description:  The collegiate chapter committee is looking for additional members to assist with the new AFP Santa Clara University Collegiate Chapter. Committee members will be involved in planning the 2011-2012 academic school year calendar. Activities will include planning educational sessions, internship opportunities, and a mentorship program. In addition, committee members are encouraged to attend club meetings and provide guidance to club members to help plan and execute their annual philanthropic project.
Time Required:  3-4 hours per month during academic school year 

Contact Name:   Erin McKenna
Contact email: 
Contact Phone: (650) 623-3184

Committee Name: Luncheon Registrations Check-in
Job Description: Assist chapter administrator with luncheon registration check in. Greeting guests, handing pre-registered attendees their name badge, meal ticket, etc., directing to handouts, directing walk-ins or substitutions to chapter administrator. This is a great opportunity for members who want to meet other fundraising professionals
Time Required: 1 hour per month, before each luncheon (no luncheons August & November). Can do it in 2-3 block increments.
Contact Name:
 Dawn Carroll
Contact email:

Contact Phone: (408) 744-0412

Committee Name: Marketing Committee
Job Description: Have camera, will travel? The Marketing Committee is seeking a volunteer photographer to help publicize, promote, and commemorate AFP SVC’s programs and events. In particular, this volunteer will take digital photos throughout the year of our luncheon program(s), Mentorship Program participants, Collegiate Chapter activities, and other AFP SVC events. Photos will be displayed on the website, in our Report to the Community, and used in many other ways to help us demonstrate our contributions to the fundraising profession and to our Silicon Valley community.
Time Required: 1-2 hours/month
Contact Name: Tracy Byars
Contact email: 
Contact Phone: 650-493-4430 x 267

Committee Name: Diversity Committee
Job Description: The Diversity Committee is looking for members who can be involved for specific projects or on a year-long basis. Projects include: Planning mixers, Brainstorming ideas for Diversity Moments at monthly chapter luncheons, Planning the diversity luncheon program and Compiling online diversity resources.

Year-long involvement includes helping with one of the previously mentioned projects and attending monthly committee meetings to help with overall planning. This is a great volunteer opportunity for those who need a flexible commitment but are interested in increasing diversity in our chapter and profession.
Time Required: 1-2 hours/month
Contact Name: Alisa Tantraphol
Contact email:
Contact phone: 408-694-0041

If your committee has a need for a volunteer, please complete and return the Volunteer Request Form to have it published in the next issue of the newsletter.

Many thanks to all of you who volunteer to make our chapter a great success!

Volunteer Coordinator
Bernie Luongo Hoye
(408) 646-7345