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Become a MAVA Trainer

Are you interested in...
- expanding your training skills?
- helping your colleagues become successful volunteer engagement leaders?

- strengthening your organization and community?
- advancing racial equity in volunteerism?

- being part of a global collaborative effort?

Apply to be a MAVA trainer! Choose from two opportunities below.

Volunteer Impact Leadership Training (VILT) Series Trainer

Become part of this peer-to-peer initiative in which volunteer leaders train their colleagues on the essential elements of leading volunteers and racial equity in volunteerism. As a trainer, you will join many MAVA colleagues across the country in an exciting training partnership and you will be part of an initiative that has gained attention globally. Your effort will build the quality and quantity of volunteerism in Minnesota and beyond by helping organizations and communities maximize volunteer impact.

Learn more about becoming a VILT Series trainer! --More information coming soon!

VILT Series Trainer Openings:
If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Impact Leadership Training Series Trainer, contact Holly Daniels, Training Director, at
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Trainer

As a DEI trainer, you will facilitate MAVA’s highly interactive and engaging workshops on topics of privilege, bias, microaggressions and antiracism, along with racial equity in volunteerism. W
orkshops include: 

- 8 Strategies for Creating a More Inclusive Volunteer Program

- No “One Right Way:” Imagining New Systems for Volunteer Engagement

- An Introduction to Privilege, Bias and Microaggressions

- Antiracism 101
- Other topics to be developed in the future

Learn more about becoming a DEI trainer!

DEI Trainer Openings:

To apply to become a DEI trainer, contact Darron Sherrill, MAVA's DEI Manager, at

MAVA is dedicated to growing a diverse and culturally competent team of highly engaged staff and volunteers to reflect and equitably serve the vibrant community around us. We embrace differences in age, ability, color, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, race, religion and sexual orientation. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to: Black, Indigenous, people of color; immigrants and refugees; LBGTQIA individuals; people with disabilities; religious minorities; and the elderly. MAVA is recognized as an employer of National Service with AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.