Harvard Business School Community Partners Volunteer Guide Harvard business school community partners A guide for new volunteers Introduction Thank you for volunteering to work on a Community Partners project!
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Thank you for volunteering to work on a Community Partners project!
Since 1986, over 600 HBS alumni in Northern California have worked on projects for more than 300 nonprofit clients.
We welcome you to the group and hope you will find it to be an interesting, worthwhile and enjoyable experience.
The purpose of the meeting will be to address any questions the team may have about the specific nature of the work to be done and to redefine the scope of the project as needed.
The team should designate one member to serve as team coordinator/leader. This volunteer will be the primary contact for the client and team communications.Getting Started
Prospective clients fill out a detailed project application that is reviewed by the CP steering committee. We accept 15-20 projects each year and try to offer a diverse range of clients in terms of nonprofit sector and geography.
Teams are selected based on the timing of their response to the project notice, interest in the project, their relevant experience and time availability.
Yes, CP does accept non-HBS volunteers on a project-by-project basis. We do not actively recruit non-HBS volunteers but interested individuals are welcome to ask for our project announcements.
CP is a program sponsored by the HBSA/NC. Proceeds from two major dinner events provide the funding for CP operations. CP does not receive any funding from HBS but is a highly regarded alumni program and has received national recognition from the Corporation for National and Community Service based in Washington DC.
Yes, there are active CP programs in Boston, New York, Washington D.C., Minneapolis/St.Paul, Los Angeles and Portland, OR.
Yes, in April, CP sponsors a home to be renovated through Rebuilding Together San Francisco, an affiliate of the national organization that is the largest volunteer organization preserving and revitalizing low-income houses and communities. This event provides an opportunity for HBS alums that do not have time for our consulting projects to give back to their community on a one-day project.
We encourage HBS alums to sign up with Boardnetusa.org, a new on-line board matching service that allows individuals interested in serving on boards to learn about various board opportunities. Many alums join the boards of the organizations they have worked with through CP projects.
ANZA Technology Network
Asian Art Museum
Bay Area Community Services
Center for Employment Training
Children's Discovery Museum
Commonwealth Club of California
First Place for Youth
Fort Mason Center
Girls Scouts - Santa Clara County
Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin
Haight Ashbury Free Clinic
Hiller Aviation Museum
Marine Science Institute
Meals on Wheels San Francisco
Leadership High School
Marin Humane Society
Northern California Community Loan Fund
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
San Francisco Arboretum
San Francisco Opera
Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
The Yosemite Fund
YWCA San Francisco & Marin
Yosemite National InstitutesCP Clients(partial list)