Metro Area Networks
There are many volunteer networks to share and gather information throughout the metro. Click on the county to see which ones are in your area.
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Metro MAVA Connections
MAVA Connections is an opportunity for members to build professional relationships with others in the field of volunteer management. These monthly meetings provide members with opportunities for networking, resource sharing and professional development. Meetings revolve around different topics related to volunteerism and are hosted by organizations throughout the Metro.
Connections meetings are offered monthly on the 2rd Thursday of the month.
Thursday, April 18th, 2013 from 8am to 9:30am
Topic: What Can Volunteers Do?
Location: Maple Grove Hospital
NO MAY CONNECTIONS – SEE YOU AT THE CONFERENCE
Thursday, June 13th from 5pm to 6:30pm
Thursday, July 18th from 8am to 9:30am
Location: Salvation Army
NO AUGUST CONNECTIONS – SEE YOU AT THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING
Thursday, September 12th from 8am to 9:30am
Thursday, October 10th from 5pm to 6:30pm
Thursday, November 14th from 8am to 9:30am
Thursday, December 12th from 5pm to 6:30pm
What are you interested in learning more about? What do you want to know about other organizations or fellow members? Let us know!
We are currently seeking hosts and presenters to share their knowledge and space! Becoming a host or presenter is a great opportunity for organizations and individuals to share their expertise, develop professionally and expose the work of their organization. Contact email@example.com to inquire.
MAVA Connections is a member benefit. Only MAVA members may attend. To learn more about becoming a MAVA Member, click here.
Anoka County Volunteer Alliance
Anoka County Volunteer Alliance (ACVA) is a professional network of individuals who work in volunteer management in and around Anoka County. Our purpose is to provide an opportunity for those professionals to meet, share ideas and network. ACVA meets monthly on the third Thursday from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Meeting locations rotate every three months.
Format for ACVA meetings is informal. Topics for short discussion are decided at the beginning of the year. Members
of ACVA provide the leadership for the short discussions followed by informal networking. Veteran members may choose t
o present on a current volunteer management topic while those newer to the field may choose to lead a discussion on a recently published article (e.g., Energize). An assigned facilitator leads the short discussion from 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 pm followed by informal networking until 2:00 pm.
If you would like more information about ACVA or have questions, contact Sue Archbold, Anoka-Hennepin School District, 763-506-1585, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Directors of Volunteers Throughout Dakota County
DVDC is a networking group for volunteer leaders. We meet every other month to empower volunteer managers through networking and to promote community awareness of volunteer issues in Dakota County. Anyone working in the field in Dakota County is encouraged to join our meetings, which are a place to share resources and discuss best practices.Contact:
Washington County Volunteer Leadership Network
Volunteer Leadership Network website
Scott-Carver Association for Volunteer Involvement (SAVI)
Scott-Carver Association for Volunteer Involvement is a professional network of volunteer leaders in Scott and Carver Counties. We meet three times a year to empower volunteer managers through networking and to promote community awareness of volunteer issues. Anyone working in the field is encouraged to attend.
Paulette Rislund (952)496-5028