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
|| (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.
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
Northeast Minnesota Networks
| Duluth Volunteer Coordinators Network
| Northland Volunteer Center
|| Bonnie Ebnet
|Albert Lea Council of Local Organizations for Volunteer Enhancement
Southern Tri-County RSVP
|Mankato Council of Local Organizations for Volunteer Enhancement
Common Good RSVP/Catholic Charities
|CLOVE- Mankato meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month, 11am- 1pm.
|Rochester Area Volunteer Administrators (RAVA)
Gift of Life Transplant House
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
United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha & Pierce Counties
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)
|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.
September 17, 2013
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Tentative time)
All day workshop presented by MAVA that will showcase all of the most recent research and materials on what is changing in engaging volunteers and how to maximize the impact of volunteers on mission. Since it is an all-day workshop there will be a small fee, but a reduced rate due to the Bremer grant awarded to MAVA.
December – first week
Exact date and time to be announced.
As we have done in the past we plan to offer a webinar for this meeting. This allows us to register thru Bremer, but if you can’t make it to Willmar, you can log on at your home office. Updates will follow.
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)
Anoka-Hennepin School District
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
|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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
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