Business Volunteers for the Arts®
Business Volunteers for the Arts® (BVA) connects skilled professionals with arts and cultural organizations in need of management assistance. We train you in nonprofit practice, empower you to lend your professional abilities, and match you with projects that matter to you!
Become a Volunteer
Are you ready to be of service? We welcome applications from candidates with at least five years of experience in a number of professional fields, including: accounting and finance; marketing, public relations, and communications; information technology, strategic and business planning; and human resources.
Volunteer applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. We will contact you to confirm receipt, and schedule an introductory interview, following application submission.
Preparing for Success
Applicants are required to attend a program orientation prior to volunteer service. Orientations are offered four times a year and require a one-time participation fee of $100.
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Location: Teamwork Englewood, 815 W. 63rd St.
Application Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2019
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019
Time: 2 – 5 p.m.
Application Deadline: Friday, July 5, 2019
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time: 2 – 5 p.m.
Application Deadline: Friday, October 4, 2019
Applicants who successfully complete a program orientation are added to our corps of volunteers. Volunteers receive monthly communications indicating available opportunities, opt in to projects, and are then matched with organizations as part of a 2-5 member team.
Projects usually require 15-20 hours of service per month and 2-6 months of availability. The actual commitment depends on the nature of the project; consultants and clients agree on an anticipated completion date and outcome prior to the project start.
Our consultants receive access to the BVA Portal, an online library for nonprofit management resources, articles, and project samples. Please note: This information is confidential and should not be shared with others outside the program.
For more information on BVA, email Kenneth Franco at email@example.com or call 312.372.1876 ext. 102.