Learn about the South Carolina Association for Volunteer Administration.


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 provides new leadership opportunities for its members through participation on the Board of Directors and various committees. The Board, elected by the membership, governs the affairs of the organization. Affiliate membership is available through community and regional groups.


To educate, inspire and support leaders in volunteer resource management to promote and elevate the profession


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How Can I Join?

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SCAVA Board Members


Heather Lother, CVA

Senior Director of Engagement
United Way of the Piedmont
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Vice President for Education

Mary Zachar

Community Volunteer
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Vice President for Membership

Janice Lovinggood

Secretary III
Oconee County Public Library
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Karen Culley

Vice President of Community Impact
United Way of Pickens County
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Interim Treasurer

Mary Zachar

Community Volunteer
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Past President

Rachel Vane

Director of Volunteer Engagement
East Cooper Community Outreach
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At-Large Members

Jennifer Gorham

Youth Programs Coordinator
City of Charleston – Mayor’s Office for Children
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Jordan Pridgen

Volunteer Center Manager
United Way of the Midlands
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Rachel Pineda

Volunteer Coordinator
Southern Care Hospice Services
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Sandra Pruitt

Program Coordinator
Oconee DSS / United Way
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