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Metro Area Networks

There are many volunteer networks to share and gather information throughout the metro.

Anoka County Volunteer Alliance

Tricia Lehti , (763) 422-7090

ACVA meets monthly on the third Thursday from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Meeting locations rotate every three months. Members of ACVA provide the leadership for the short discussions followed by informal networking. Veteran members may choose to present on a current volunteer management topic while those newer to the field may choose to lead a discussion on a recently published article (e.g., Energize). An assigned facilitator leads the short discussion from 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 pm followed by informal networking until 2:00 p.m.
Directors of Volunteers in Dakota County (DVDC)
For more information or to join, contact:
Diane Erickson
(651) 208-4840

DVDC is a networking group for volunteer leaders to share resources; discuss best practices and trends; and get feedback, ideas and support from colleagues.  We meet 3-4 times per year from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at rotating host sites to empower volunteer managers through networking.  We also plan and host a no cost Volunteer Recruitment Fair twice a year that all members can attend.  Anyone working in the field of volunteerism in Dakota County is welcome to join. This group is not limited to MAVA members only.
Scott-Carver Association for Volunteer Involvement
Cara Madsen
Scott-Carver Association for Volunteer Involvement is a  professional network of volunteer leaders in Scott and Carver Counties. We meet three times a year to empower volunteer managers through networking and to promote community awareness of volunteer issues. Anyone working in the field is encouraged to attend.
St. Croix Valley Volunteer Leadership Network

Sara Pennebecker

Community Thread

Phone: 651-439-7434 ext.207


St. Croix Valley Volunteer Leadership Network exists to strengthen local volunteerism by brainstorming ideas, exchanging information, and empowering managers of volunteers. The network meets 5-6 times a year at various locations throughout Washington County. Contact Sara Pennebecker at to learn more.
 MAVA Connections Samantha Sleeman MAVA Connections is an opportunity only for MAVA members to build relationships with others in the field of volunteer management. These monthly meetings provide members with opportunities for networking, resource sharing and professional development. Meetings revolve around different topics related to volunteerism and are hosted by organizations throughout the Metro.

We are currently seeking hosts and presenters to share their knowledge and space! Becoming a host or presenter is a great opportunity for organizations and individuals to share their expertise, develop professionally and expose the work of their organization. Contact to inquire.