Events

Browse the calendar below for upcoming events related to volunteerism.  To post an event, please e-mail office@mavanetwork.org.

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, June 30, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Webinar
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    Many organizations are rethinking how volunteers can be involved in skill based and in higher level and leadership roles. With limited resources for staff, this is one of the few routes open to do more, or even keep up. This webinar will:

    Explore opportunities for involving volunteers in higher responsibility and skill based roles

    • Look at the complexities of volunteers being placed in these roles

    • Offer practical strategies for success in engaging volunteers in higher responsibility and skill based roles.

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    This webinar is offered at a reduce price due to funding from the Corporation for National Service through ServeMinnesota.



    • Thursday, July 09, 2015
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Prepare + Prosper, 2610 University Ave. W. Suite 450, St. Paul, MN 55114
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    Join other MAVA members at our free networking Connections Meeting on July 9 from 2:30 - 4:00 PM at Prepare + Prosper in St. Paul!

    The topic is “Guiding Staff on Volunteer Engagement” and our discussion facilitators will be staff members from the Minnesota History Museum. Come meet new people, learn new things, and have some fun!

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    MAVA Connections provides opportunities to share and gather resources for the development of both our professional skills and volunteer programs. 

    • Thursday, July 16, 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • South St. Paul City Hall, 125 3rd Ave. North, South St. Paul, MN 55075
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    Many cities and government agencies are considering how volunteers can be involved in skill based and in higher level roles. With volunteers interested in offering their talents, this is one way to expand capacity.   This session will:

    ·Explore opportunities for involving volunteers in project leadership and skill based roles.

    ·Look at the complexities of volunteers being placed in higher skill based roles in cities and government agencies.

    ·Provide opportunity to share experiences and learn from each other.

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    Registration is limited to staff, volunteers, elected officials and representatives from Cities and other units of government.


    • Thursday, August 20, 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Tubman Center West - 3111 First Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408
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    Are GenXers part of your volunteer, donor, and board recruitment strategies? Or are they lost in the avalanche of Boomer and Millennial news?

    At just 46 million strong, GenX is small - but that doesn’t make them less ready to take on the mantle responsibility for the health and vitality of its community. GenXers, born roughly 1965-1980, are highly educated, successful, and ready to give back. Is your organization ready for GenX?

    This session will help you discover the hidden value of Gen X volunteer, philanthropy, board and leadership service. Immerse yourself in the cultural icons and markers of this important generation and see examples of common approaches that might be deterring or completely missing this essential audience.

    You will leave with fresh ideas about how (and why) to reach this engaged audience and channel its spirit toward your mission. Trainers April Riordan (Capacity Building Director, HFH-MN) and Jen Thorson (Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Girl Scouts of River Valleys) bring together entertaining slides, music, and relevant stories of their personal and professional experiences as Gen X’ers to make this session interactive and fun!

    • Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    • 8:30 AM (CDT)
    • Thursday, September 24, 2015
    • 4:45 PM (CDT)
    • Guardian Angels, 280 Evans Ave. NW, Elk River 55330
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    Original curriculum by Betty Stallings, adapted by MAVA

    Earn your Certificate in Volunteer Leadership by completing an 8-topic training series in two days.

    Gain a way to demonstrate your expertise and professionalism to employers, peers and the community.

    If you are new to the field or are looking for rejuvenation in your career, please join us!

    Register today!

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    • Capturing Volunteer Motivation and Conducting Effective Interviews
    • Planning for Retention
    • Managing Risk
    • Recruiting Volunteers 

    Thursday, September 24, 2015

    • Supervising Volunteers
    • Positioning Your Volunteer Program for Success
    • Singing Your Praises…Measuring Your Impact
    • Recognizing Volunteers

    The series is at a reduced price because of funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service. This special pricing is only available for MN serving nonprofits as data will be collected about their programs for grant purposes. Others may join, but will need to pay full price. If space become limited a priority will be given to  organizations in the greater Elk River area.

    Lunch will not provided for this series.

    Scholarships are available.

    Click here for more information on the Volunteer Leadership Training Series.

    Questions?  Email the MAVA office or call us at 651-255-0469651-255-0469.

    Directions will be provided with registration confirmation a week before the event.

    Cancellation Policy 
    • Tuesday, September 29, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Webinar
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    Are you looking to start or grow a city volunteer program?  This webinar will cover 11 steps for starting or building volunteer engagement by a city.  You will learn how to:

    • Decide what volunteer positions to offer
    • Structure the volunteer program
    • Recruit volunteers

    This webinar is designed for cities who are newer to having a formally organized volunteer program or who are considering starting a volunteer program.

    Thank you to the Bush Foundation for support of this initiative.

    • Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    • 8:30 AM
    • Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • Harriet Tubman Center West 3111 First Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55408
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    Original curriculum by Betty Stallings, adapted by MAVA

    Earn your Certificate in Volunteer Leadership by completing an 8-topic training series in two days.

    Gain a way to demonstrate your expertise and professionalism to employers, peers and the community.

    If you are new to the field or are looking for rejuvenation in your career, please join us!

    Dates in October to be announced soon!

    • Capturing Volunteer Motivation and Conducting Effective Interviews
    • Planning for Retention
    • Managing Risk
    • Recruiting Volunteers 
    • Supervising Volunteers
    • Positioning Your Volunteer Program for Success
    • Singing Your Praises…Measuring Your Impact
    • Recognizing Volunteers

    Click here for more information on the Volunteer Leadership Training Series.

    Scholarships are available!  Scholarships must be submitted by September 20. Contact the MAVA office

    Join MAVA today and register at the member rate! 

    MAVA members, please log in to receive the member rate.


    Questions?  Email the MAVA office or call us at 651-255-0469.

    Directions will be provided with registration confirmation a week before the date of the event.

    Cancellation Policy 
    • Thursday, October 22, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Webinar
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    Interested in expanding citizen involvement or making your current volunteer engagement more effective?  This webinar will share lessons learned from cities about being successful through volunteers.  You will hear from staff at two cities share what has worked for them on volunteer engagement. You will learn:
    • Benefits of involving residents as volunteers
    • How to work with other city staff on involving volunteers
    • What has worked, and not worked

    Thank you to the Bush Foundation for support of this initiative. 

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