SCAVA is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities and professional development to individuals with an interest in the field of volunteerism.

Membership is extended to individuals in the public and private sectors who wish to learn more about volunteerism, develop new skills, or shape the future of volunteerism in South Carolina. SCAVA offers conferences and workshops focusing on information and issues pertinent to volunteers and volunteer administration.


All volunteer management professionals will be equipped and empowered to inspire a culture of volunteerism


SCAVA is governed by a Board of Directors, elected by the members. Affiliates are governed by local leaders, elected annually by affiliate members. Additional leadership opportunities are available through committee membership.


To educate, inspire, and support leaders in volunteer engagement to promote and engage the profession.

SCAVA Board Members

Executive Officers


Heather Lother, CVA
United Way of the Piedmont

VP for Education / Treasurer

Mary Zachar
Volunteer Advocate

VP for Membership

Janice Lovinggood
Oconee County Public Library


Karen Culley
United Way of Pickens County

Immediate Past President

Rachel Vane, HS-BCP
East Cooper Community Outreach

At-Large Members

Jennifer Gorham
City of Charleston Mayor's Office

Jordan Pridgen
United Way of the Midlands

Rachel Pineda
Southern Care Hospice Services

Contact Us:


Mailing Address:

104A Franklin St.
Spartanburg, SC 29301

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