Events

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

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, August 20, 2015
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Tubman Center West - 3111 First Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55408

    If you are responsible for volunteers in a health care setting, your membership in the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) also entitles you to be part of the Administrators of Healthcare Volunteers (AHV). Our network provides training on topics unique to our settings, networking with peers from other healthcare organizations and resources when you need ideas, answers, encouragement, etc. 

    Brad Schoenherr, coordinator of volunteers from the St. Cloud Hospital, will explain how they’ve structured their evening volunteer program using team lead volunteers to prioritize the evening tasks, manage the assignments and mentor the junior volunteers. He will also share information about their volunteer advisory council. Those who attended the MAVA conference will also share some of their key takeaways.

    Please bring a beverage and lunch of your choice.

    This AHV event precedes the MAVA Development Day presentation on GenX: Here We Are Now. Please register and attend both events to get the most out of your investment!  You need to register for each event separately.

    • 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 
    • 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 - 11:00 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. 

    • Thursday, November 12, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Webinar
    • 40

    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.

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