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Metro Area Networks

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

Anoka County Volunteer Alliance

Tricia Lehti , (763) 324-1661

ACVA meets 6 times per year, on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Anoka County Volunteer Alliance (ACVA) is a professional network of individuals who work in volunteer management in and around Anoka County.  Professionals have an opportunity to discuss volunteer management topics, share ideas and network.  If you are interested in learning more about upcoming meetings, please contact Tricia Lehti at 763-324-1661. 
Directors of Volunteers in Dakota County (DVDC)
For more information or to join, contact:
Diane Erickson
(651) 208-4840

DVDC is a networking group for volunteer leaders to share resources; discuss best practices and trends; and get feedback, ideas and support from colleagues.  We meet 3-4 times per year from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at rotating host sites  Members also plan and recruit volunteers at Volunteer Expos twice a year.  Anyone working in the field of volunteerism in Dakota County is welcome to join.
Scott-Carver Association for Volunteer Involvement
Cara Madsen
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.
St. Croix Valley Volunteer Leadership Network

Sara Pennebecker

Community Thread

Phone: 651-439-7434 ext.207


St. Croix Valley Volunteer Leadership Network exists to strengthen local volunteerism by brainstorming ideas, exchanging information, and empowering managers of volunteers. The network meets 5-6 times a year at various locations throughout Washington County. Contact Sara Pennebecker at to learn more.
 MAVA Connections Samantha Sleeman 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 to inquire.