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Minnesota Alliance for Volunteer Advancement (MAVA) recognizes that every organization has different needs for improving and innovating their volunteer engagement systems. We work with many nonprofits, schools, government and community organizations to provide customized trainings and consultation services to help you take your volunteer engagement to the next level. 

MAVA's Customized Training

Bring top notch volunteer training to your staff and volunteers. A contract can be arranged with MAVA to provide in-house training for your staff and/or volunteers a variety of topics, including:
  • Volunteer Impact Leadership Training Series on the best practices for effectively engaging volunteers - we can provide the full series, one module, or a combination of modules to meet your needs.
  • Volunteer Management 101
  • Top Trends in Volunteer Engagement
  • Engaging Volunteers in Skill-Based and Higher Responsibility Roles
  • Volunteering Across the Generations
  • Inspiring Staff Engagement and Readiness in Working with Volunteers
  • Cutting Edge Strategies for Engaging Volunteers to Meet Mission
  • 8 Strategies for Creating a More Inclusive Volunteer Program
  • Crafting Inclusive Volunteer Recruitment Messages
  • No "One Right Way": Creating New Systems for Volunteer Engagement
  • Additional customized topics in volunteer engagement
View a full list of MAVA's training topics with descriptions

"MAVA staff was easy to work with, working hand in hand with our team to create a high quality training that was accessible to both experienced volunteer managers and those who are new to volunteer engagement." - Salvation Army, 2019

MAVA's Volunteer Management Consultation

Contract with MAVA for consultation on building effective engagement of volunteers. MAVA has a consultation package that includes an assessment of organizational volunteer program practices and resources for building volunteer engagement.

Consultation can also be arranged for:

  • Developing a volunteer engagement work plan
  • Energizing and improving volunteer engagement
  • Revamping volunteer engagement for the new volunteer workforce
  • Developing a volunteer program manual
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion in volunteerism
  • Most aspects of volunteer management

Contact Holly Daniels, MAVA's Training Director, at to discuss your training and consulting needs and learn how MAVA can help you reach your goals.