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SRP Offers Skills-Based Volunteers to Valley Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Organizations Encouraged to Enroll to Obtain Helpers Who Match Their Needs

Salt River Project, the nation’s third largest not-for-profit utility is expanding its Skills-Based Volunteer program to assist nonprofit organizations.  SRP’s vast and dedicated pool of community volunteers are seeking opportunities to lend their specialized skills and talents to help those in need.

"Treasures 4 Teachers has used approximately 20 skills-based volunteers over the years,” said Barbara Blalock Executive Director of Treasures4Teachers. “The quality of work they provide is better than any we could hire or be able to afford. We are excited to see that SRP is focusing on engaging their employees in this kind of service to benefit nonprofit organizations with a variety of mission and needs across the Valley. I can't speak highly enough regarding the value skills-based volunteers bring to a nonprofit organization.” 

Nonprofits seeking help, listed below, can apply:  
Administrative and clerical  
Communications (marketing/PR plan, branding and graphic design) 
Financial (accounting software, financial controls and audit planning)  
Governance (writing bylaws and reviewing vision/mission)  
Human resources  
Interactive and web development  
Leadership coaching 
Legal (intellectual property and property issues)
Public affairs and policy — (lobbying and advocacy planning)  
Strategy development and business planning (strategic planning, market research, client needs assessment and feedback collection)  Technology (database management/development, hardware, IT support, network administration and software developing/coding)  

To participate, visit SRP’s Volunteers site at  www.srpvolunteers.com.  
Through the online portal, nonprofit organizations can submit a volunteer opportunity or propose a short-term project that will utilize SRP employees' specialized skills and talents to benefit the community.

SRP's employee volunteer organization, SRP Volunteers, is nationally recognized as a model of innovation and effectiveness. In addition to giving time to charitable organizations, SRP employees give more than $1 million per year to nonprofit organizations. 
For questions, contact SRP’s Senior Community Stewardship representative, Jen Martyn at 602-236-2488.

About SRP

SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP is also the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 750,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.