Jennifer Bennett, CVA

Jennifer joined VolunteerMatch to formalize and manage the organization’s volunteer engagement program. She is a strong nonprofit generalist, with over 15 years of nonprofit management experience, most of those years spent directly working with volunteers. With her breadth of experience she is well qualified to help VolunteerMatch’s community of Nonprofits better recruit and engage volunteers.

She shares her knowledge with volunteer managers through the webinars found on the Learning Center and contributed a chapter to Volunteer Engagement 2.0. She can be found in person at conferences around the country. She serves on the Planning Committee for the Volunteer Engagement and Capacity Building tracks for the Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service.

She’s a strong believer in the importance of engaging volunteers in meaningful work and was certified in Volunteer Administration in 2009, joined the Board of the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration in 2012, and is the current Board Chair.

She started her nonprofit work in the wildlife rehabilitation and conservation field, and continued that work with the Bar Association of San Francisco.  She has also been an active volunteer all her life, and currently volunteers with Project Homeless Connect in San Francisco, and sits on the Steering Committee of the Friends of the California Academy of Sciences. She holds a B.A. from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, VA.