The Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) is seeking members for a taskforce to explore successes and frustrations Boomers experience in their desire to make an impact on community. We are looking for people interested in volunteer engagement who would like to contribute to figuring out how to increase the ease that Boomers can find the type of volunteer engagement they seek. The taskforce will meet in the Twin Cities metro area between May and September 2014. Click here for more information or contact Mary Quirk, MAVA Executive Director at email@example.com
To apply: Send e-mail indicating interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 18, 2014.
While there has been extensive research into the 'Baby Boomer' generation and changes in how today's volunteers wish to be contributing, there is little concrete information about how volunteer leaders within organizations can be catalysts for changes internally to successfully connect with these potential volunteers, and recruit, retain and engage them in meaningful roles. MAVA addressed this by:
MAVA has offered workshops at 10+ locations throughout Minnesota, reaching 500+ leaders of volunteers through training and an additional 3,000+ nonprofit leaders through electronic distribution of materials.
Boomergistics: Engaging Boomers and Future Generations of Volunteers
Please see events for upcoming trainings
You will leave the training with an action plan to re-tool your volunteer program!
Tips, Tools and Resources to Take and UseFramework for 21st Century Volunteerism
Tools and resources developed by participants at MAVA workshops:
Thank you for funding for this initiative to the F.R. Bigelow, Initiative, Otto Bremer, Morgan Family, St. Paul and Stevens Square Foundations.
Thank you to the MAVA Task Force on Engaging Boomers as Volunteers for work to develop the content of this initiative.