Leadership Institute Fellowship Team (LIFT)

Are you committed to bringing about positive change in your community? Do you believe volunteering is the most direct and best way to give back to your community? Are you looking for a way to take your involvement in the nonprofit community to the “next level” by serving on a nonprofit board or as an executive staff member?

The Leadership Institute Fellowship Team (LIFT) of HandsOn Bay Area may be perfect for you!

Consider applying for a 2016 fellowship in one of three region-based teams in the Bay Area: San Francisco, Silicon Valley, or the East Bay.


LIFT is a unique year-long program that couples specialized professional development with hands-on volunteer experiences to cultivate strong civic leaders in the Bay Area’s social sector. In this fun and and engaging program, fellows work together in diverse, region-based teams on a number of goals meant to highlight the challenges met by most nonprofits in our community. In turn, fellows gain relevant knowledge and develop applicable skills that will enhance their ability to create change in their community while supporting the staff and mission of HandsOn Bay Area.

Is LIFT for you? Ideal candidates for LIFT are:

  • Skilled individuals with particular interest in working for a non-profit, serving on a non-profit board of directors, or volunteering in his/her community

  • Compassionate individuals, committed to making change in their community

  • Ready to enhance their leadership skills and take their volunteering to new levels

  • Corporate and non-profit professionals with a desire to practice their skills outside of their everyday work environment

Benefits of Involvement

  • Receive leadership training from local experts drawn from HandsOn Bay Area’s vast network of nonprofit and corporate partners. In 2015, we welcomed facilitators from La Piana Consulting, IBM, SAP, and the Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation.

  • Develop and lead large-scale volunteering events that benefit the community

  • Grow your network with like-minded colleagues and peers, from varying professional backgrounds

  • Learn the foundation of effective nonprofit management/governance

Applications Closed for 2016

Please check back in August 2016!

The LIFT Program is made possible by generous support from the Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation.