Single Phoenix Society, Inc. members looking for
opportunities to volunteer in the local community may be interested
in checking out the website for The Single Volunteers of
Baltimore/Annapolis. This organization provides volunteers to two or
three events per week in return for the opportunity to socialize
with other single adults.
The organization is currently comprised of approximately 1,000
single adults who desire to volunteer their time to meet community
needs while having an opportunity to meet other singles of like
mind. SVBA is modeled after other highly successful Single Volunteer
organizations around the country, including Single Volunteers of DC
(SVDC) which has over 8,500 members.
We charge no dues, have no minimum time demands, and have very
few requirements. We ask that members be 18 years or older, should
not be in a committed relationship, be willing to volunteer to
assist at events, sign up for events of interest via email, and as
early as possible, arrive at the event on time and be available to
work for the entire scheduled period
The average age of our members tends to be above 30 years old,
with several members beyond retirement age. Many current employees
of the agency are active members in either SVBA or SVDC.
Our events range from the simplicity of entertaining children
before and after a local Juvenile Diabetes walk, to the complexity
of working with Arundel Habitat for Humanity refurbishing a house in
Baltimore. We have events where formal attire is required, and those
where an old pair of blue jeans is recommended. Each event is geared
toward having social time before, during or after.
In addition to providing volunteers to local charities, The SVBA
also holds social events. A group might go to dinner and a movie
together, or take in a Navy football game. Recently, we have offered
the opportunity for SVBAers to travel to Las Vegas for a three-night
stay just for the fun of it.
The group is entirely non-profit. We have no paid staff.
All administrative chores are shared among a non-elected core
group who, of course, volunteer their services. All communications
are accomplished via e-mail and our web pages. To sign up for an
event, all a volunteer needs to do is send a single e-mail to the
volunteer team leader, who coordinates the volunteers with the
organization in need.
We fill a need in the community while meeting new friends.
For further information, check out our web page at: