Networks of Leaders of Volunteers

Regional or sector networks allow members to connect regularly with other members and volunteer managers in their field or area. Networks provide additional professional development, leadership and networking opportunities. To join a network near you, simply contact the network chairperson.


  Sector Based Volunteer Networks  


Administrators of Healthcare Volunteers (AHV)

Whether you’re new to healthcare volunteer administration or a seasoned professional, you’ll find it valuable to join a network of colleagues in hospitals, clinics, long-term care and other healthcare facilities. Read a blog post on the value of this relationship.

AHV Resources:

AHV Discussion Forum (members only)-- ask pressing questions on managing volunteers in the healthcare field and get an answer from a colleague.

Utilizing Online Resources for Healthcare Volunteer Programs- PowerPoint Presentation, 2/10/11

Calendar of Events:

  • HCAM Conference
  • 2014 Talk and Walk Networking dates: 
    • January 23 at Fairview Ridges
    • March TBD- University Medical Center
    • July TBD-United Medical Center
    • October TBD- Children's Hospital 


 2013 Co-Chairs
 
 Patty Ahl  Amy Lobitz
 North Memorial Medical Center
 

Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital

(763) 581-3932  (952) 993-5086




Community Justice Volunteer Program Managers

CJVPM is a bridge for joining professionals who manage volunteer programs in a Corrections or Community Justice setting. Debate the topic of the moment, share resources, get answers to your volunteer management questions and find a community of support for those challenges and triumphs unique to volunteer management in community corrections.

Contact:

Barb Ritchie
(612) 348-6490
CJVPM Yahoo Group



Corporate Volunteerism Council

The Corporate Volunteerism Council - Twin Cities (CVC) is a professional organization consisting primarily of corporate members that also includes associate nonprofit members, all of whom promote volunteerism throughout the community.




Director of Church Volunteer Ministries

The Directors of Church Volunteer Ministries in Minnesota is a professional organization that provides education, networking, and affirmation to those who build systems and equip people to use their gifts to strengthen the Body of Christ.




Metro Area Volunteers in Schools

Metro Area Volunteers in Schools (MAVIS) is a professional network of individuals who work with volunteer management in schools, both public and private. Our purpose is to provide an opportunity for those professionals to meet, share ideas and network. MAVIS meets most months during the school year from 9:00am – 10:30am at the Eisenhower Community Center, 1011 Highway 7, Hopkins, MN 55305.

Format for MAVIS meetings is somewhat informal. Topics for discussion are decided at the October meeting. Members of MAVA provide the leadership for the meetings. Veteran members may choose to 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 group discussion or presentation from 9:00am – 10:00 am followed by informal networking until 10:30am.

If you would like more information about MAVIS or have questions, contact Sue Archbold, Anoka-Hennepin School District, 763-506-1585.


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Geographic Based Networks   


Northwest Region

Bemidji Volunteer Directors

Jolene Engelking

(218)-835-5768


Crow Wing County Volunteer Directors (CWCVD)
Deb Anderson
(218) 828-7610
 Read Bremer Nonprofit Resource Specialist Amy Wyant's blog post on the value of becoming a member of CWCVD!
Fargo-Moorhead Director of Volunteer Services
Emily Gunderson
(701) 239-3246

Morrison County Volunteer Network
Linda Johnson
(320) 632-1113
 


Northeast Minnesota Networks

 Duluth Volunteer Coordinators Network

 
 Northland Volunteer Center
 Bonnie Ebnet
(218) 748-7328
 





Central

 Lakes Area Volunteer Association

Maria Haug

(320) 834-7800

    
 St. Cloud Area Volunteer Coordinators



Mary Krippner
(320) 252-0227
 
Volunteer Bridge--Sherburne County  Charlotte Strei
(763) 635-4505
Meets the first Wed.at 1:00 in Jan, March, May,Sept, and Nov. at the Greater St.Cloud Area RSVP--413 Proctor Ave Elk River, MN 55330.


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Southern

Albert Lea Council of Local Organizations for Volunteer Enhancement


Pat Stumme
Southern Tri-County RSVP
(507) 377-7433
 
Mankato Council of Local Organizations for Volunteer Enhancement
Mandy Huenecke
CLOVE- Mankato meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month, 11am- 1pm.
 

Rochester Area Volunteer Administrators (RAVA)


Becky Nahvi
United Way of Olmsted County
RAVA meets every month, on the first Thursday, 7:30-8:30 AM at the
Minnesota School of Business (MSB)
2521 Pennington Court NW
Rochester, MN
SW/WC Volunteer Coordinators Network Jody Bjerke , Judy Barka ,or Sharon Mace SouthWest/ West Central Volunteer Connections Network meets March, June, September and December 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. 
 
Volunteers United


 

Tonya Roth
United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha & Pierce Counties
(651) 388-6309

 

Volunteers United is a group convened by the United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha & Pierce Counties and is open to any organization interested in networking around volunteer recruitment, retention and development. Meetings take place the 2nd Wednesday of every other month from 11 am to 12 pm at the Red Wing Family YMCA.

For a full listing of area volunteer opportunities visit United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha & Pierce Counties’ website www.uw-gwp.org and click on Volunteer. New opportunities will be added continuously so please check back often.

 Winona Area Volunteer Administrators (WAVA)


Stacey Sadowski
(507) 474-9825

Heather Casper
(507) 474-6626
WAVA meets on the first Tuesday of every other month, 10:00- 11:00 am, at floating host locations.


SouthWest / West Central Volunteer Connections

The mission of SW/WC Volunteer Coordinators Network is to collaborate, enrich and support volunteer leaders and volunteerism in our communities through:
  • Sharing ideas and experiences
  • Developing methods of volunteer management
  • Enriching the volunteer Community

For more information please contact Core Team Members:Jody Bjerke , Judy Barka ,or Sharon Mace

SouthWest/ West Central Volunteer Connections Network meets March, June, September and December 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. All meetings in 2013 will be held at Bremer Bank, 500 Willmar Ave. SE, Willmar, MN 56201 in their 2nd Floor Community Room.

Upcoming Programs

To Be Announced

Group Resources: Bremer Nonprofit Resource Center Blog
SW/WC Volunteer Connections is supported by a Bremer Nonprofit Resource Specialist.





Metro Area Networks

There are many volunteer networks to share and gather information throughout the metro.

 Anoka County Volunteer Alliance (ACVA)
Sue Archbold
Anoka-Hennepin School District
(763)-506-1585
ACVA meets monthly on the third Thursday from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Meeting locations rotate every three months. Members of ACVA provide the leadership for the short discussions followed by informal networking. Veteran members may choose to 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.
 Directors of Volunteers in Dakota County (DVDC)
Barb Tiggemann
DARTS
(651) 234-2254

David Miller
Neighbors, Inc.
(651) 306-2145

 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.
Washington County Volunteer Leadership Network
Elena Ballam
Community Thread
(651) 439-7434
 
Scott-Carver Association for Volunteer Involvement (SAVI)
 Paulette Rislund (952)496-5028 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.
 MAVA Connections
 

Dana Heimark

MAVA Connections is an opportunity only for MAVA members to build 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. 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 connections@mavanetwork.org to inquire.

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