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.

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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


Mary Zachar
Volunteer Advocate


Katy Watkins
Richland Library

VP for Membership

Janice Lovinggood
Oconee County Public Library


Karen Culley
United Way of Pickens County

Immediate Past President

Heather Lother
United Way of the Piedmont

At-Large Members

Evan Carr
EC Media 

Ryan Johnson
Wofford College

Lisa Nalley
Safe Harbor SC

Smiley Tynes
God's Storehouse

Alexandra Dixon
Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County

Angelle LaBorde
Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce

Kandi Pilgrim
Phoenix Center of Greenville

LaSherrald Jamison
HCR Manorcare

Christine Messick
Reading Partners

Rosland Powell
United Way Association of South Carolina

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104A Franklin St.
Spartanburg, SC 29301

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