Events

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

Upcoming events

    • 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 
    • Wednesday, September 30, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • United Way of Central MN 3001 Clearwater Road St. Cloud, MN 56301

    It’s a growing trend. Skills-based and pro bono volunteering is an innovative trend gathering strength throughout corporate America. According to CECP’s 2014 Giving in Numbers report, the number of businesses reporting having some kind of pro bono program has increased from 30% to just over 50% in six years.

    Determine if your organization is ready to engage highly skilled volunteers, takeaway sample project descriptions for skills-based volunteers, and identify specific tasks that could engage the volunteers you are seeking within your organization. This workshop will demonstrate how your organization can drive innovation and social impact through skills-based volunteer service.

    About the Speakers

    Katie Walsh and Zeeda Magnuson have worked with hundreds of nonprofit organizations seeking skilled volunteers and dozens of companies wanting to engage their employees’ and retirees’ skills to make a positive impact within the Twin Cities community. Join them for a workshop to discuss how your organization can tap into this skills-based resource.

    Download the registration form here.

    This training is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) and HandsOn Twin Cities and made available due to a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

    • Wednesday, October 07, 2015
    • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, 15251 Pleasant Valley Rd, Center City, MN 55012-0011
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    If you are responsible for volunteers in a healthcare setting, your Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) membership also entitles you to participate in the Administrators of Healthcare Volunteers (AHV)Join other AHV members for an educational & networking session held at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation! 

    In our role as leaders of volunteer programs we work with a wide variety of personality types (both staff and volunteers). Our workshop presenter, Dr. Donald Elverd, will help us understand some of these types, their strengths and challenges, and how to work with them most effectively. He will also help us learn to recognize symptoms of addiction or co-dependency, and what our role should be if we have a concern.

    This program is open to MAVA/AHV members as well as non- members of MAVA, so please invite a friend! Registration includes lunch.

    Download the event flyer here.

    This session is hosted by AHV member Loretta Anderson, Manager of Community Relations and Volunteer Services. 

    • Thursday, October 08, 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Lakes Country Service Cooperative, 1001 E Mt. Faith Ave, Fergus Falls, MN
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    Is your city considering starting a volunteer program, expanding volunteer involvement, or making the current engagement more effective?

    Sign up for this opportunity to hear what other cities are doing and learn strategies from the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) initiative on city volunteer engagement. You will:

    • Attend a workshop to learn the benefits cities are realizing from expanding volunteer engagement and tips for successful city volunteer engagement and to share what you are doing

    • Receive an hour of phone consulting from MAVA for planning your next steps with volunteer engagement

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    Registration is limited to staff, volunteers, elected officials and representatives from Cities in Minnesota.

    This event is co-sponsored by Lakes Country Service Cooperative and funded by the Bush Foundation.

    • 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!

    October 13, 2015

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

    October 14, 2015

    • 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 - 11:15 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 a panel of representatives from cities of different sizes sharing 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
    • Resources available from MAVA on city volunteer engagement

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

    • Wednesday, October 28, 2015
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Minnesota Maritime Art Museum; 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, MN 55987
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    Volunteers seeking to share their workplace skills is one of the top 2015 trends in volunteer engagement from MAVA research. For many organizations, this trend is different from how they currently involve volunteers. Come to this session to learn more about how your organization can capitalize on the opportunity to engage skill based volunteers.

    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 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
    • Offer strategies for success in engaging volunteers in skill based and higher responsibility roles
    Thanks to the Winona Area Volunteer Administrators (WAVA) network for hosting this event.  

    • Thursday, November 05, 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Augustana Lutheran Church 1400 S Robert St, West St Paul, MN 55118
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    Volunteers making shorter time commitments is a trend experienced by the majority of organizations, according to recent MAVA surveys. This is a very perplexing trend, especially for organizations dependent on volunteer positions that need long term commitments.

    • Hear the release of results of a recent MAVA survey and focus groups on volunteers making shorter commitments.
    • Learn strategies on how to respond to this trend.
    •  Learn from panel of MAVA members their experiences with this trend.
    • Explore with your colleagues the strategies that are working to address this trend and contribute your experience with this trend.

    Schedule:

    8:45 – 9:30 am Registration, Breakfast and Networking, Raffle Opens

    9:30 – 11:30 am Program

    11:30 – 11:50 am Break

    11:50 am – 12:25 pm Annual Excellence Awards Ceremony

    12:25 – 1:00 pm Lunch, Raffle Drawing

    1:15 – 2:00 pm MAVA Annual Business Meeting

    Thank you to the F.R. Bigelow Foundation for support for the shorter term volunteering initiative in the East Twin Cities Metro area!

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