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How to Take Risks and Elevate Volunteerism in Your Community

Come imagine what it could look like for you to take risks, try new things, and see the impact of your innovations on your volunteer program! Join us online for a fun workshop, to learn about fresh takes on volunteerism including
- How to move from passive to active volunteer recruitment
- How to create low-effort volunteer opportunities for commitment-phobic volunteers
- What can be gained from "volunteer-sharing" with other nonprofits in your area

We'll be joined by Mindi Larson and Emily Dreyer, program coordinators behind the 
Elevate Program in small-town Perham, Minnesota. In this workshop, Emily and Mindi will include a light-hearted section where they include all the common "Why this won't work for us" reactions! 

Come imagine what it could look like for you to take risks, try new things, and see the impact of your innovations on your volunteer program! 

Online or in-person?
This workshop will take place via Zoom.


The presentation is the joint efforts of Mindi Larson and Emily Dreyer of Elevate. Mindi and Emily run the community facing portion of Elevate. From coordinating, planning and marketing all parts of our program to ensuring local businesses and organizations are supported in all facets of their volunteer needs: they do it all while making it fun, engaging and eye catching. 
In their free time Emily is embarking on the longest home renovation of all time and Mindi has a serious ice fishing addiction. 

Registration Rates:

Members: $25
Non-Members: $50


Special Rates and Offers:

  • 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

  • Special Offer for Non-Members – Workshop + Individual MAVA Membership: $100 - Register for this special offer and receive a one-year MAVA membership with your event registration! Individual MAVA memberships rates are normally $90 per year. To receive a one-year MAVA membership with your workshop registration, select the "New Member" rate, complete and pay for your registration, and MAVA staff will reach out to you with more information about your membership. Learn more about becoming a MAVA member.

  • 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 with your:

    • First and last name

    • Email address

    • Phone number

    • Billing address*

    • Answer ONE of the following questions:

      • 1.) the name of the organization where you volunteer and your volunteer role if you volunteer with a nonprofit or government organization or

      • 2.) one sentence about how you volunteer in the community if you do not volunteer with an organization.

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*You will receive a link by email to generate an invoice or to pay by credit card. If you would like to pay by credit card, the address you provide must match your credit card's billing address.

Attending this training, webinar, or conference workshop can be applied towards professional development unit (PDU) requirements for initial CVA Certification or CVA Renewal. CVA certification is the only internationally recognized credential in the field of Volunteer Administration. If you require proof of your participation, please contact the organizers of this training.  CCVA will not have proof of your attendance to events that they haven’t organized. To learn more, visit:

Please note that registration and payment is due by Friday, June 23rd to receive the Zoom link to the training. View MAVA's Event Registration and Refund Policies.

For registration questions, please contact Anne Morehouse at

Wednesday, June 28, 2023, 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Holly Daniels
Holly Daniels
Anne Morehouse
Registration is required before Friday, June 23, 2023 at 11:59 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only