Skip to main content
HomePublic Policy

Public Policy

A Voice for Volunteerism

MAVA is the only multi-sector, statewide professional association of volunteer administrators in Minnesota. Our Public Policy efforts are the keys to cultivating, maintaining, and building the capacity for a thriving and effective Minnesota volunteer community.

MAVA members are encouraged to join the Public Policy Committee now and become an integral part of MAVA's efforts to build a public voice for volunteerism! Contact Niila Hebert, MAVA Public Policy Chair for more information.
Service Learning Bill (Service Learning Bill-House File 394)

  • to build the quality and infrastructure of service learning around the State of Minnesota
  • Provide grants to schools and community-based partners to establish evidence-based service learning programs
  • increase academic achievement and close the achievement gap
  • targeting all ages, from early childhood through grade 12 
Volunteer Capacity Building Partnership Proposal
  • Governor will appoint a group of members from around the state; 
  • Grants will be awarded to volunteer programs who can achieve quality, measurable outcomes. 
Actions you can take
  • Meet with your legislators regarding the important role you have in connecting volunteers to your community and the impact it has on the community; 
  • Share your successful volunteer stories with your local media. 

Public Policy Archive Documents 

Policy Initiatives
2013 Legislative Priorities
MAVA's Key Messages

Public Policy News 
Public Policy Resources
Speak Up Campaign
Write a letter to your legislator 

Past Public Policy News
President’s FY15 Corporation
Senior Corps Action Alert - March 27, 2014
Governor Dayton
MAVA’s Response to National Study on Volunteer Capacity
The Role of Volunteer Resources Managers in the Serve America Act
Stay Up-to-Date and Lead--Energize Inc Hot Topic written by MAVA member and advocate, Paula Beugen

Want to stay up to date with MAVA's Public Policy? Contact Niila Hebert