Volunteer


Committee Leadership


Interested in participating in Spark at a more in-depth level? Would you like to get to know the Spark leadership and learn how a non-profit is run? Join a Committee! Spark has three core committees:

  • Investment Committee – make decisions about who and how we support women’s organizations
  • Events Committee – strategize partnership, fundraising and community building opportunities
  • Digital Strategy – help build Spark’s new website, provide social media strategy, and help our grantees with their digital needs.

Contact us if you would like to join a committee. Additionally, please view our events calendar for committee dates.

 

In-Kind Professional Services


The organizations that we support—grassroots, start-up enterprises—are looking for financial resources but also tools that will help them scale their goals. We are looking for individuals and companies who want to share their talents and resources. Examples of service donations include everything from legal advice to logo design. We can facilitate service exchanges that are either one-off or ongoing.

If you would like to donate professional services, please contact us.

 

Event Volunteers


Spark hosts monthly networking events in New York and San Francisco. We need help managing those events. If you volunteer for a Spark event 3 times in a year, we will give you a complimentary membership. Volunteering is a great way to meet members, get to know our organization and receive complimentary access to events.

If you would like to volunteer for an event, please contact us for the event details.

 

Volunteer Opportunities with Partner Organizations


 

Grantee: The Doula Project

  • Details: The Doula Project needs help with the following:
    • Budgeting and Accounting: Right now The Doula Project has a simple bookkeeping system with Quickbooks run by a Board member who does not have a background in accounting. For this reason they would really appreciate having a bookkeeper or CPA review their system and make recommendations for improvement.
    • Web Design: The Doula Project is looking to revamp their website in light of a new logo design and overall re-branding, partly for the sake of a 10-yr anniversary campaign. They consequently need a web designer to help them update the website accordingly. The website is currently on WordPress, but they are open to changing the CMS.
    • Marketing: The Doula Project is in the process of completing a digital and print zine. Two Board members are also completing a book about The Doula Project to be published by The Feminist Press. For both efforts they would benefit from marketing help.
    • Fundraising: As with just about every non-profit, The Doula Project would like help cultivating individual, corporate, and foundation donors!
    • Legal Support: The Doula Project has concerns that some folks have been taking their doula training materials and profiting from them without permission. They would consequently like help strengthening their intellectual property rights.
    • Community Space: The Doula Project has a leadership circle of 12-15 people who meet monthly. They are looking for a free and accessible (i.e. ADA-compliant) space that they can use for the foreseeable future. They are also hosting a summer fundraising event for which they would like private garden or backyard space.
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Contact: programs@sparksf.org
   

Grantee: Willpowered Woman

  • Opportunity: An advertising and media company to help us with brand messaging. Help come up with an advertising campaign and a video to use as promotional tools.
  • Opportunity: Peer-to-peer Fundraising Program Manager
  • Opportunity: Board leadership
  • Opportunity: Publicist
  • Location: San Francisco
  • Contact: programs@sparksf.org
   

Grantee: African Youth Alliance Group

  • Opportunity: Graphic and web designer to help design a new logo and website.
  • Opportunity: Accountant to help organize finances.
  • Location: N/A (phone or skype)
  • Contact: programs@sparksf.org
   

Grantee: Safecity

  • Opportunity: Legal counsel to gain a 501c3 in the U.S.
  • Opportunity: Mobile developer to bring their incredible platform to mobile.
  • Opportunity: Web developer – Safecity needs a web developer who can help them update their reporting platform (http://maps.safecity.in/). The developer would need to design a reporting mechanism that is simpler, more intuitive, and most of all mobile-friendly. Their website is currently built using WordPress.
  • Location: N/A (phone or skype)
  • Contact: programs@sparksf.org
 

Grantee: Community Women’s Enterprise Network (CWEN)

  • Opportunities: Grant writing
  • Details: Support CWEN by assisting them with grant writing as they continue to grow.
  • Location: N/A (phone or skype)
  • Contact: programs@sparksf.org