In 2012 the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) conducted its first study on volunteerism in rural Minnesota. The purpose of the survey was to learn what was changing in rural volunteerism, strategies being used to address the changes and current perspectives on rural volunteerism. With the importance of rural communities in Minnesota, it is important to understand the status of volunteerism in rural areas.
Click here to read the Executive Summary - MAVA's Survey on the Status of Volunteerism in Rural MN
Click here to read the full report - MAVA's Survey on the Status of Volunteerism in Rural MN.
Click here to read article from the Rural Minnesota Journal on “Rural Volunteers: A Vital Force on Fertile Ground” by MAVA members Elizabeth Ellis and Heather Thormodson and MAVA staff Mary Quirk and Katie Bull.
MAVA is available to provide training and consultation on engaging volunteers in rural communities. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key Findings - MAVA Rural Volunteerism Survey
Strategies for Engaging Volunteers in Rural Areas