Are you a Volunteer Engagement Leader who identifies as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color? The Minnesota Alliance for Volunteer Advancement (MAVA) would love to hear from you about your experiences as a leader of volunteers.
Join MAVA for a 1.5 hour listening session about volunteer leadership and race equity in volunteerism. We will hold listening sessions both in-person (for those local to St. Paul on September 27) and virtually (September 18). Your input and perspectives will contribute to research on race equity in volunteer engagement. MAVA has previously held listening sessions with BIPOC volunteers, and now is seeking input specifically from BIPOC volunteer engagement leaders to learn more about the systems, structure and culture that contribute to or dismantle racism in volunteerism.
Please choose only one session in which to participate.
We will not share your name or personal information. Only your words and ideas will be used in a report we will create.
Please join us if:
You lead volunteers at a nonprofit, community organization, or informally in your community
You are willing to share your ideas and experiences
You are Black, indigenous or a person of color
You are 18 years of age or older
If you would like to join, please register for one of our listening sessions here or email Anne Morehouse at email@example.com to sign up for a session.
About this Project
MAVA is conducting research on racial equity in volunteerism. We have identified areas of systemic racism in traditional volunteer structures, and would like to 1) identify additional barriers to participation and 2) learn about alternative volunteerism structures that are created by and for Black, indigenous and people of color.
We will use the information we gain to create an initial report and training on building racially equitable systems for volunteerism. Ideas shared by listening session participants will be cited in the report, but will be anonymous. MAVA is happy to provide all listening session attendees with copies of our report so you can see the research to which you are contributing.
MAVA would like to thank the St. Paul Foundation Foundation for funding this initiative.
MAVA’s mission is to connect, engage, support and advocate for volunteer engagement leaders and their organizations to positively impact communities. Learn more at www.mavanetwork.org.