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COVID-19 Response - Links to Tips, Tools, and Resources
Polly Roach
Published on: 4/2/2020
Tips, Tools and Resources on how to respond to COVID-19
Greater MN Report
Julie Vreeland
Published on: 4/2/2020
I hope this finds everyone well and looking forward to the great MN spring weather and the chance to
enjoy it soon.
Member Spotlight: Robby Miller
Robby Miller
Published on: 4/2/2020
Meet this month's featured member, Robby Miller, a Volunteer Coordinator for Hennepin Theatre Trust
Exploring Virtual Volunteering
Polly Roach
Published on: 4/2/2020
The time is now to check out options for volunteering virtually – and ways you can offer volunteer opportunities online
MAVA in the News: Responding to COVID-19
Jenna Egan
Published on: 3/23/2020
MAVA in the news to discuss volunteerism and volunteer leadership during COVID-19.
MAVA COVID-19 Support and Updates
Published on: 3/16/2020
Dear MAVA Community:

These are hard times. The uncertainty can produce anxiety and it is difficult to know how to do our jobs and how to navigate the constantly changing environment. MAVA staff are working remotely and will continue to provide services and support to each of you virtually where possible.
MAVA’s Response and Resources for COVID-19
Published on: 3/12/2020
Dear MAVA Community,

MAVA staff and board wish to provide support to each of you as we address challenges we face as a result of COVID-19. We are balancing health concerns with the importance of providing our members with support, connection, and resources.
Preparing Your Volunteer Program for COVID-19
Published on: 3/11/2020
As COVID-19 spreads through the US, there are many unknowns as to the level and depth of response needed from nonprofit organizations. Managing volunteers through this pandemic will be an important part of continuing essential service delivery in our communities. While we acknowledge this is uncharted territory, we want to offer some tips for nonprofits and volunteer engagement leaders as you prepare your organization’s volunteers for COVID-19.
Celebrate Service
Published on: 3/5/2020
National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power
of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger communities and be a force that
transforms the world.
Greater MN
Published on: 3/5/2020
March is really starting out strong at MAVA with so many things going on in Greater MN.
Volunteer Driver Legislation
Published on: 3/5/2020
MAVA is part of the Volunteer Driver Coalition that is working for legislative change to protect the
viability of volunteer driver programs in Minnesota.
Volunteer Recognition Ideas
Published on: 3/5/2020
Your volunteers donate their time because they believe in your cause. A volunteer recognition program may be your organizations next step
Volunteer Recognition Ideas from Minnesota Colleagues
Published on: 3/5/2020
Volunteer Recognition Ideas from Minnesota Colleagues
Member Spotlight: Lenora Zino
Published on: 3/5/2020
Meet this month's featured member, Lenora Zino a Volunteer Manager Community Relations/Volunteer Coordinator for Mid-Minnesota Women's Center, Inc.
MAVA Receives $50,000 from Otto Bremer Trust
Published on: 3/5/2020
MAVA is pleased to announce a $50,000 grant from Otto Bremer Trust to support our Greater MN work
including trainings, District Councils, and our Greater MN Program Manager Julie Vreeland.
What We're Reading
Published on: 1/9/2020
Check out what MAVA staff have been reading this month!
Member Spotlight: Courtney Flug and Ree Ford
Published on: 1/9/2020
Meet this month's featured members, Courtney Flug a Volunteer Manager and Ree Ford a Community Outreach & Engagement Coordinator VISTA for VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People)
New Website Connects Immigrants with Volunteer Opportunities
Published on: 1/9/2020
Learn about Abdurrahman Mahmud who made a website focused on connecting immigrants to jobs and volunteer opportunities
Plan for Your DEI Professional Development in 2020
Published on: 1/9/2020
There are many opportunities to advance your own professional development through events focused
on diversity, equity and inclusion. Take a look at some of the organizations providing DEI training and
what they’re offering in 2020.
MAVA Announces New Inclusive Volunteerism Resources and Opportunities!
Published on: 1/9/2020
MAVA is excited to announce the release of several new inclusive volunteerism resources for volunteer engagement leaders, along with a first-time cohort learning opportunity around racial equity in volunteerism in 2020.
Welcome, new members!
Meet MAVA's members who joined or renewed their membership in the past month.
Member Benefit: Background Check Discounts with McDowell Agency
Learn about MAVA member discounts on background checks through the McDowell agency.