MAVA Member Benefits

By joining MAVA, you and your organization will benefit from the resources and expertise of hundreds of volunteer administrators across the state of Minnesota. As the largest alliance of professionals of volunteer management in the state, we offer unparalleled leadership, training and networking opportunities. We are the leading voice for volunteerism in Minnesota, working to increase awareness of our profession and resources for leaders of volunteers across the state.

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Connect to leaders in the field

ENHANCE professional skills ACCESS resources for your organization ENGAGE in cutting-edge research
  • Access relevant research that MAVA conducts
  • Contribute to leading volunteer management research
  • Serve on a taskforce to aid in conducting research
ELEVATE your knowledge
SAVE money SHAPE MAVA’s Future

ADVOCATE for volunteerism

  • Be a part of the voice for volunteerism in the state of Minnesota
  • Stay up-to-date on national and state-wide legislation related to volunteerism
  • Work with the media on behalf of volunteerism to spotlight the sector

Featured Benefits

Each month, we highlight one of benefits of MAVA and how it played an important role in a members life.

Featured Benefit: Job Bank

By Jennifer Nelson, Maple Grove Hospital. 

December 2010 was a rough month in our household.  Within two weeks time I was laid off from my job of four years as a volunteer coordinator, my husband broke his ankle which required surgery (leading to a month off of work), I gave birth to our son (who needed surprise surgery to correct a birth defect) and it was the holidays.  I didn’t think things could get any more challenging for our family.

Despite all of the chaos going on around me I knew that finding a job was paramount.  Maintaining my connection with MAVA was the best way to do this.  Through the members benefits section of the website I was able to stay up to date on available positions in my field.  Instead of wasting valuable time (time I needed to take care of my husband and newborn) I was able to go to one site for postings in my field.  I found myself searching job descriptions any chance I could get.  Ironically, I applied for the volunteer coordinator position at Maple Grove Hospital as my husband was in surgery to correct his ankle…at Maple Grove Hospital! 

It is difficult to articulate how being a member of MAVA gave me hope during those stressful times.  I knew that even if I could not find a job for 6 months to a year (like many of my former colleagues) that I could keep up to date on open positions in my field.  Not to mention attend events and maintain my professional development as well as network with leaders in volunteer management.  My story has a happy ending, and it wouldn’t have been possible without my MAVA membership and the members only job bank.


Check out past features:

Member Directory- Connect with other MAVA members

Discussion Forum- Ask questions about working with volunteers

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