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.
Administrators of Heathcare Volunteers (AHV)
Community Justice Volunteer Program Managers
Corporate Volunteerism Council (CVC)
Directors of Church Volunteer Ministries (DCVM)
Metro Area Volunteers in Schools (MAVIS)
Minnesota Association for Experiential Learning (MAFEL)
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.
| 2015 Chairs
|Pamela Mills||Sue DeGolier|
|Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Services||
Ridgeview Medical Center
|(612) 775-2727||(952) 442-2191 ext. 5572|
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.
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 (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.
|Northwoods Volunteer Professionals Network
|Crow Wing County Volunteer Directors (CWCVD)
|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
|Morrison County Volunteer Network
| Duluth Volunteer Coordinators Network
| Northland Volunteer Center
|| Bonnie Ebnet
| St. Cloud Area Volunteer Coordinators
Volunteer Bridge--Sherburne County
| Charlotte Strei
|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.
|Albert Lea Council of Local Organizations for Volunteer Enhancement
|Mankato Council of Local Organizations for Volunteer Enhancement
||CLOVE- Mankato meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month, 11am- 1pm.
|Rochester Area Volunteer Administrators (RAVA)
Channel One Regional Food Bank
|RAVA meets every month, on the first Thursday, 7:30-8:30 AM at the
Minnesota School of Business (MSB)
2521 Pennington Court NW
| Winona Area Volunteer Administrators (WAVA)
There are many volunteer networks to share and gather information throughout the metro.
| Anoka County Volunteer Alliance (ACVA)
Tricia Lehti , 763-422-7090
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)
|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
Phone: 651-439-7434 ext.207Email: mailto:Sara@communitythreadmn.org
|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
||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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.