Welcome to the exciting and evolving world of volunteer engagement! MAVA provides a vital forum for people involved in the field of volunteerism. Through our cutting edge research and multi-level trainings, we provide these leaders essential professional development and opportunities to exchange relevant information and ideas with their peers. With over 600 members, MAVA is a powerful force for leaders of volunteers. MAVA continues to shape the future of volunteerism to create a positive impact within our communities.

Attend the Conference on Volunteer Administration, May 13-15, 2015 - Brooklyn Park, MN. Learn from top national experts in the field of volunteer management and select from more than 30 breakout sessions on cutting-edge volunteer engagement topics.


Become a MAVA member for ongoing resources on volunteer engagement, professional development, access to current research, networking, and price breaks on workshops.


Join our two-day best practice series at locations around the state and learn practical fundamentals for running an effective volunteer program. Gain a way to demonstrate your expertise and professionalism  to employers, peers and the community. If you are new to the field or are looking for rejuvenation in your career, please join us!

Participate in the Service Enterprise assessment, training, consultation and certification process to move your volunteer engagement to the highest level. This joint initiative with HandsOn Twins Cities and Points of Light will help you reimagine how you engage volunteers and transform the way your organization leverages human talent.


Upcoming events

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 8:30 AM • Second Harvest Heartland, 6325 Sandburg Rd, Golden Valley, MN
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 8:30 AM (CDT) • Essentia Health Virginia, 901 9th St. N, Virigina, MN
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 11:00 AM • Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN
Tuesday, June 02, 2015 8:30 AM (CDT) • Community Thread, 2300 Orleans Street West, Stillwater, MN 55082
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 8:30 AM • Junior Achievement, 1800 White Bear Ave. N, Maplewood, MN 55104

Recent blog posts

Friday, March 13, 2015 8:22 AM • Mary Quirk
Friday, January 16, 2015 12:24 PM • Morgan Weis
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 9:43 AM • Mary Quirk

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