Events

Browse the calendar below for upcoming events related to volunteerism.  To post an event, please e-mail office@mavanetwork.org.

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, February 12, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Roseville Library-2180 North Hamline Ave Roseville, MN 55113
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    Program 9:00AM-12:00PM Program: Dive into diversifying your volunteer pool, with a 'Platinum' take away.

    Much of the focus for volunteer recruitment and retention has been Boomers and Millennials, but a truly diverse program means many things. In this session, volunteers with different abilities share their experiences in their roles and discuss the importance of diversity. The firsthand volunteer perspective will be followed by a panel discussion from experts in the field.
    Panelists include:
    · Chris Taylor, Diversity Outreach Program Manager from Minnesota Historical Society on ethnically and racially diverse volunteers

    · Pamela Mills, Manager, Volunteer Services from Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institutesharing on volunteers with different abilities and

    · Julie Huck Volunteer Manager From Project Pride in Living focusing on engaging clients and program graduates as volunteers.

    Whether you are looking to incorporate more ethnic or racially diverse volunteers, engage clients and program graduates as volunteers or welcome and accommodate volunteers with different abilities, this session will help you be prepared and meet the volunteers where they are by practicing the "Platinum Rule."

    The "Platinum Rule" accommodates the feelings, values and beliefs of others. The focus of relationships shifts from putting one's self at the center and instead putting the desires and values of the other individual in question at the forefront. This session will first offer the direct perspective of volunteers from the disability community, followed by a panel conversation facilitated by David Miller, Director of Volunteer Programs at Neighbors, Inc.

    We encourage you to bring your lunch and stay from 12-1pm to further discuss this topic with your peers or just to network. AHV will also be hosting a lunch group following this presentation.

    Cost:  $45 for MAVA Members, $60 for Non-members

    Hosted by:  MAVA Professional Development Committee

    Much of the focus for volunteer recruitment and retention has been Boomers and Millennials, but a truly diverse program means many things.  In this session, volunteers with different abilities share their experiences in their roles and discuss the importance of diversity. The firsthand volunteer perspective will be followed by a panel discussion from experts in the field.

    Panelists include:

    ·         Chris Taylor, Diversity Outreach Program Manager from Minnesota Historical Society on ethnically and racially diverse volunteers,

    ·         Pamela Mills, Manager, Volunteer Services from Courage Kenney Rehabilitaion Services sharing on volunteers with different abilities and

    ·         Julie Huck Volunteer Manager From Project Pride in Living focusing on engaging clients and program graduates as volunteers.

    Whether you are looking to incorporate more ethnic or racially diverse volunteers, engage clients and program graduates as volunteers or welcome and accommodate volunteers with different abilities, this session will help you be prepared and meet the volunteers where they are by practicing the "Platinum Rule."

    The "Platinum Rule" accommodates the feelings, values and beliefs of others. The focus of relationships shifts from putting one's self at the center and instead putting the desires and values of the other individual in question at the forefront.  This session will first offer the direct perspective of volunteers from the disability community, followed by a panel conversation facilitated by David Miller, Director of Volunteer Programs at Neighbors, Inc.

    We encourage you to bring your lunch and stay from 
    12-1pm to further discuss this topic with your peers or just to network. AHV will also be hosting a lunch group following this presentation.

    • Thursday, February 12, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Roseville Library-2180 North Hamline Ave Roseville, MN 55113

    If you are responsible for volunteers in a health care setting, your membership in the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) also entitles you to be part of the Administrators of Healthcare Volunteers (AHV).  Our network provides training on topics unique to our settings, networking with peers from other healthcare organizations, and most importantly, resources when you need ideas, answers, encouragement, etc. 

    Providing leadership for volunteers in health care settings has a strong history in Minnesota.  The known and yet unknown impacts of healthcare reform and the Affordable Care Act will affect the organizations where we work in the days ahead.  It is vitally important that we come together and learn from one another as we navigate these uncharted waters.  The AHV Leadership Committee is actively planning training and networking opportunities for 2015.  

    On February 12, AHV will host a networking session after the MAVA Professional Development program from 12 to 1:00 p.m.  Bring a lunch if you wish (no refrigeration available); fruit and cookies will be provided.  Discussion topics:

    ·       What is the staffing structure for your volunteer program (titles and division of responsibilities for paid staff)?  How has this changed or how do you anticipate changing to accommodate changing needs, such as growth, consolidations and integration? 

    ·       What format do you use for an annual report?  What is included, how is it presented, who does it go to?  Please bring copies to share.

    ·        Burning Questions – what keeps you up at night?

    • Tuesday, March 10, 2015
    • 8:30 AM
    • Tuesday, March 17, 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • Lyngblomsten Care Center: 1415 Almond Avenue, St. Paul
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    Original curriculum by Betty Stallings, adapted by MAVA

    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!

    Registration will open once space has been secured

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    • Capturing Volunteer Motivation and Conducting Effective Interviews
    • Planning for Retention
    • Managing Risk
    • Recruiting Volunteers 

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015

    • Supervising Volunteers
    • Positioning Your Volunteer Program for Success
    • Singing Your Praises…Measuring Your Impact
    • Recognizing Volunteers

    Click here for more information on the Volunteer Leadership Training Series.

    Scholarships are available!  Scholarships must be submitted by February 20. Contact the MAVA office

    Join MAVA today and register at the member rate! 

    MAVA members, please log in to receive the member rate.


    Questions?  Email the MAVA office or call us at 651-255-0469.

    Directions will be provided with registration confirmation a week before the date of the event.

    Cancellation Policy 
    • Tuesday, April 21, 2015
    • 8:30 AM
    • Wednesday, April 22, 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • Second Harvest Heartland, 6325 Sandburg Rd, Golden Valley, MN
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    Original curriculum by Betty Stallings, adapted by MAVA

    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!

    This event is only for food shelves and organizations that address hunger relief to strengthen volunteer engagement through a Volunteer Generations Fund grant in Minnesota. For other organizations, please see the series that will happen March 11 and 12.

    Register today!

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    • Capturing Volunteer Motivation and Conducting Effective Interviews
    • Planning for Retention
    • Managing Risk
    • Recruiting Volunteers 

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    • Supervising Volunteers
    • Positioning Your Volunteer Program for Success
    • Singing Your Praises…Measuring Your Impact
    • Recognizing Volunteers

    Click here for more information on the Volunteer Leadership Training Series.

    Questions?  Email the MAVA office or call us at 651-255-0469.

    Directions will be provided with registration confirmation a week before the event.

    Cancellation Policy 
    • Wednesday, May 13, 2015
    • 11:00 AM
    • Friday, May 15, 2015
    • 12:30 PM
    • Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN


    2015 Conference on Volunteer Administration 

    Early Bird Registration- Member

    299.00

    Early Bird Registration- Non Member

    339.00

    Full Conference Registration- Member

    349.00

    Full Conference Registration- Non Member

    389.00

    May 13th Only

    125.00

    May 14th Only

    175.00

    May 15th Only

    125.00

    Early bird discounts ends February 16th, 2015

    Join MAVA now to register at the member rate!

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