AL!VE Member Welcome Webinar Feb 23, 2021 1 PM Eastern
Meet your peers and colleagues at an AL!VE Member webinar! in this 30 minute call, We will highlight member benefits, resources, and where to find them, share the Associations goals for 2021, and discuss what's happening in the field on a regional or national level.
All members are invited to attend! Considering membership? You're also welcome to attend to learn more.
Can't make this meeting? Check out 2021 dates on our calendar.
We look forward to seeing you online!
Rural Programs COP (managing programs in Rural or Frontier Communities)
Rural Community of Practice
Volunteer Engagement Professionals in small towns face unique challenges and opportunities that aren’t always addressed by advice intended for city-based audiences. There are also fewer opportunities to connect with others doing similar work across the country. That’s what led to the creation of AL!VE’s Community of Practice (CoP) for volunteer engagement professionals in rural communities.
2021 Meetings will be held: Jan 19, March 16, May 18, July 20, September 21 & November 16.
For more information, contact Rebeccah Verhoff-Kiss, Rural COP Facilitator
To register for these dates, visit this link:
January AL!VE Academy: Creating a More Diverse & Inclusive Environment Through the Mechanisms That Engage Volunteers presented by Jerome Tennille, MS
January ALIVE Academy: Creating a More Diverse & Inclusive Environment Through the Mechanisms That Engage Volunteers
January 22, 2021 1:00-2:30 PM E
Injecting practices of DEI and anti-racism is a must for the long-term sustainability of any institution engaging volunteers. Participants will learn how to more purposefully design volunteer engagement mechanisms within the formalized institutes where they work and support while exploring centuries old social and cultural context that has shaped our understanding of volunteerism as a western nation.
Presented via Zoom
About the Presenter:
Jerome Tennille, MSL, CVA
Learn more about Jerome here.
CCVA Information Sessions for 2021 CVA Candidates
CCVA is hosting an informational webinar for those interested in earning their Certification in Volunteer Administration in 2021.
January 25, 2021 at 2:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting at https://zoom.us/meeting/
AL!VE Cultural Arts Community of Practice 3 PM E
Announcing our newest Community of Practice!
This COP was created for leaders of volunteers in the Cultural Arts (Performing Arts Theaters, Museums, Aquariums, Zoos etc) to discuss subjects such as recruiting, diversity, retention etc. as it relates to our sector. Led by Nicole Smith, Manager of Volunteer and Internship Services, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The first meeting is free; subsequent are for AL!VE members only as an exclusive member benefit.
Dates (all dates 3 PM Eastern):
February AL!VE Academy: No "One Right Way": Imagining New Systems for Volunteer Engagement presented by Lisa Joyslin
February 10, 1 PM Eastern:
No “One Right Way”: Imagining New Systems for Volunteer Engagement
One characteristic of white supremacy culture is the idea that there is “one right way” to do things. There are many ways in which volunteer engagement systems reflect this characteristic; for example, the formal processes for onboarding volunteers, the requirement of an ongoing commitment for certain roles, and the limited voice volunteers may have in how services are delivered. MAVA recently held a series of listening sessions with BIPOC volunteers in the Twin Cities to learn more about the barriers put up by the “one right way” mentality, along with brainstorming other ways of engaging volunteers that are more inclusive and equitable. In this session we’ll discuss the key themes of what interviewed volunteers had to say and share their ideas – along with ways we’ve seen these ideas in action – for making “many different ways” a norm in volunteerism.
About the presenter:
Lisa Joyslin (She/Her/Hers)
Lisa Joyslin is the Equity and Inclusion Manager at the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA). Her work is focused on learning how to address systemic inequities in volunteer engagement systems to better engage communities of color as volunteers at nonprofit and government organizations. Lisa has worked in the field of
volunteer engagement for nearly 15 years, including 4 years as the Volunteer Services Officer for the Red Cross Minnesota Region and positions at multiple volunteer centers. She holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Minnesota.