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Earn your Certificate in Volunteer Leadership by completing an 8-topic training series in two days.
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!
The series is at a reduced price because of funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service. This special pricing is only available for MN serving nonprofits as data will be collected about their programs for grant purposes. Others may join, but will need to pay full price. If space become limited a priority will be given to organizations in the greater Elk River area.
Lunch will not provided for this series.
Scholarships are available.
It’s a growing trend. Skills-based and pro bono volunteering is an innovative trend gathering strength throughout corporate America. According to CECP’s 2014 Giving in Numbers report, the number of businesses reporting having some kind of pro bono program has increased from 30% to just over 50% in six years.
Determine if your organization is ready to engage highly skilled volunteers, takeaway sample project descriptions for skills-based volunteers, and identify specific tasks that could engage the volunteers you are seeking within your organization. This workshop will demonstrate how your organization can drive innovation and social impact through skills-based volunteer service.
About the Speakers
Katie Walsh and Zeeda Magnuson have worked with hundreds of nonprofit organizations seeking skilled volunteers and dozens of companies wanting to engage their employees’ and retirees’ skills to make a positive impact within the Twin Cities community. Join them for a workshop to discuss how your organization can tap into this skills-based resource.
Download the registration form here.
This training is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) and HandsOn Twin Cities and made available due to a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service.
If you are responsible for volunteers in a healthcare setting, your Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) membership also entitles you to participate in the Administrators of Healthcare Volunteers (AHV). Join other AHV members for an educational & networking session held at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation!
In our role as leaders of volunteer programs we work with a wide variety of personality types (both staff and volunteers). Our workshop presenter, Dr. Donald Elverd, will help us understand some of these types, their strengths and challenges, and how to work with them most effectively. He will also help us learn to recognize symptoms of addiction or co-dependency, and what our role should be if we have a concern.
This program is open to MAVA/AHV members as well as non- members of MAVA, so please invite a friend! Registration includes lunch.
Download the event flyer here.
This session is hosted by AHV member Loretta Anderson, Manager of Community Relations and Volunteer Services.
Is your city considering starting a volunteer program, expanding volunteer involvement, or making the current engagement more effective?
Sign up for this opportunity to hear what other cities are doing and learn strategies from the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) initiative on city volunteer engagement. You will:
• Attend a workshop to learn the benefits cities are realizing from expanding volunteer engagement and tips for successful city volunteer engagement and to share what you are doing
• Receive an hour of phone consulting from MAVA for planning your next steps with volunteer engagement
Registration is limited to staff, volunteers, elected officials and representatives from Cities in Minnesota.
This event is co-sponsored by Lakes Country Service Cooperative and funded by the Bush Foundation.
October 13, 2015
October 14, 2015
Thank you to the Bush Foundation for support of this initiative.
Volunteers seeking to share their workplace skills is one of the top 2015 trends in volunteer engagement from MAVA research. For many organizations, this trend is different from how they currently involve volunteers. Come to this session to learn more about how your organization can capitalize on the opportunity to engage skill based volunteers.
Many organizations are rethinking how volunteers can be involved in skill based and in higher level and leadership roles. With limited resources for staff, this is one of the few routes open to do more, or even keep up. This session will:
Volunteers making shorter time commitments is a trend experienced by the majority of organizations, according to recent MAVA surveys. This is a very perplexing trend, especially for organizations dependent on volunteer positions that need long term commitments.
8:45 – 9:30 am Registration, Breakfast and Networking, Raffle Opens
9:30 – 11:30 am Program
11:30 – 11:50 am Break
11:50 am – 12:25 pm Annual Excellence Awards Ceremony
12:25 – 1:00 pm Lunch, Raffle Drawing
1:15 – 2:00 pm MAVA Annual Business Meeting
Thank you to the F.R. Bigelow Foundation for support for the shorter term volunteering initiative in the East Twin Cities Metro area!