No “One Right Way”: Creating New Systems for Volunteer Engagement
One characteristic of white supremacy culture is the idea that there is “one right way” to do things. There are many ways in which volunteer engagement systems reflect this characteristic; for example, the formal processes for onboarding volunteers, the requirement of an ongoing commitment for certain roles, and the limited voice volunteers may have in how services are delivered. MAVA held a series of listening sessions with BIPOC volunteers in the Twin Cities to learn more about the barriers put up by the “one right way” mentality, along with brainstorming other ways of engaging volunteers that are more inclusive and equitable. In this session we’ll discuss the key themes of what interviewed volunteers had to say and share their ideas – along with ways we’ve seen these ideas in action – for making “many different ways” a norm in volunteerism.
This training will be co-facilitated by Lisa Joyslin and Darron Sherrill. Lisa Joyslin, MPP, authored MAVA's report Co-Creating Racial Equity, and Darron Sherrill is MAVA's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager.
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Special rate for AmeriCorps members: $15 - Discounted rate applies to AmeriCorps members who are serving and does not include staff or supervisors. To register at the AmeriCorps member rate, please email your name, email address, phone number, billing address*, position title and organization name to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Special rate for Volunteers: Discounted rate applies to volunteers who give their time in the community and/or to a nonprofit or government organization in any volunteer role. The discounted rate does not include paid employees from nonprofit or government organizations that utilize volunteers or paid volunteer supervisors. To register at the volunteer rate, please email email@example.com with your:
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Please note that registration and payment is due by Thursday, April 27th to receive the Zoom link to the training. View MAVA's Event Registration and Refund Policies.
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