Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement
Calendar of Events

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AL!VE Member Webinar - All are welcome! 6/26 3:30 PM Eastern
6/26/2024
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AL!VE Member Webinar - All are welcome! August 8, 1 PM Eastern
8/8/2024
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AL!VE Member Webinar - All are welcome! September 18, 3 PM Eastern
9/18/2024
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Transportation COP 1PM Eastern 2024: January 3, April 3, July 3, October 2
10/2/2024
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Volunteer Programs in County Government COP
10/17/2024
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Book Club COP 2024 May & June Book Club: Dare to Lead by Brene' Brown
10/18/2024
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Informational Mailing list -2024 Volunteer Managers Hybrid Conference - Presented by AL!VE - Better Impact - VMPC Oct 22 & 23, 2024
10/22/2024 - 10/23/2024
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AL!VE Member Webinar - All are welcome! October 29, 2 PM Eastern
10/29/2024
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Local Association COP 2024: March 27, June 26, September 25 & National Summit October 30
10/30/2024
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Museums & Cultural Institutions COP Jan 18, Mar 21, May 13, July 15, September 16, November 4
11/4/2024
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Advisory Boards & Committees COP 2024: Feb 7, May 1, Aug 7, Nov 6
11/6/2024
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Emergency Response Volunteer Programs COP March 14, June 20, Sept 19, Nov 14
11/14/2024
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Health Care COP Meeting Noon Eastern Jan 11, March 14, May 16, July 11, September 12, November 14
11/14/2024
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Parks & Recreation COP 2024: March 21, May 16, July 18, September 19, November 21
11/21/2024
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National Networks COP Jan 22, Mar 25, May 20, Jul 22, Sep 23, Nov 25
11/25/2024
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Food Banks COP - 2024 Dates: Jan 2 Feb 6 Mar 5 Apr 2 May 7 Jun 4 Jul 2 Aug 6 Sep 3 Oct 1 Nov 5 ?Dec 3
12/3/2024
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AL!VE Networking Social - All Are Welcome! March 28, June 17, September 13, December 4
12/4/2024
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AL!VE 2024 Annual Meeting
12/5/2024
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AL!VE Member Webinar - All are welcome! December 10, 2 PM Eastern
12/10/2024
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 AmeriCorps Seniors 2024: Feb 14, Apr 10, Jun 12, Aug 14, Oct 9, Dec 11
12/11/2024
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Literacy COP 2024: Feb 20, April 16, June 18, Aug 20, Oct 15, Dec 17
12/17/2024
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Animal Welfare COP 2024: Feb 27, April 23, Jun 25, Aug 27, Oct 22, Dec 24
12/24/2024
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2025 Cohort: AL!VE?s Presenter Boot Camp:
3/25/2025
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Faith Based COP June 13, Aug 8, Oct 10, Dec 12
4/10/2025
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AL!VE Disability COP JUN 20; JUL 18; AUG 15; SEP 19; OCT 17: NOV 14; DEC 19
5/15/2025
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Events in the month of January 2022
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
This is the meeting for the  AL!VE Transportation Community of Practice.  This meeting is open for AL!VE members and all volunteer engagement professionals (first one is free, the subsequent will be for members only).

The call will last one hour and will focus specifically on volunteer programs with transportation as a volunteer role.

After registering, you'll be emailed a zoom link to the event.  We will send a reminder too!

We look forward to connecting with you!

Calls will be held on (please sign up for each event so we can send you reminders!):
All times Noon Central, 1 PM Eastern

 
January 5, 2022
March 2, 2022
May 4, 2022
July 6, 2022
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
CVA Study Group 
Spring  2022 study group is now open! The study group is a member benefit from AL!VE open to all members preparing for the Spring 2022 exam and will be led by facilitators who have earned their CVA certification. The study schedule is based on reading two chapters of the CVA textbook, discussing those chapters and reviewing sample test questions during the meetings.  Times and dates of future study groups are: 
Spring 2022 Schedule-  will be Wednesday at 12pm ET- one hour sessions:
January 12- 12pm ET- Introduction to CVA Study Group Resources - required to join the CVA Study Group.  Fill out the interest form here.
February 2-March 23- 12pm ET- 8 sessions

If you're interested in learning more about the Certification in Volunteer Administration in general, visit the CCVA website for information sessions about the exam and application and upcoming information sessions from CCVA.   
Thursday, January 13, 2022
This is an AL!VE Communities of Practice for those involved in managing volunteers or programs in health care settings such as hospitals, hospice, Blood Banks, Health care facilities, long-term health centers, etc.  Health care can have some unique situations, requirements, and environments for volunteers!  Join your colleagues in discussion about your questions, situations, needs, and share your experiences with others as well.  Let’s support each other! 

Upon registering, we will email you the meeting log in information (and a reminder, too).
(All times Noon E)

2024:  Jan 11, Mar 14, May 16, July 11, Sept 12, Nov 14  

January topic: Data Collection:  What do you want to measure in 2024?
March topic:  Volunteer Recognition
May topic:  Summer teens
July topic:  Creating / Utlizing a Volunteer Advisory Council
September topic:  Lessons Learned From Falling Flat
November topic:  Creating/Utilizing a Mentor Program

For more information about this COP, please contact Marie Howell, Health Care COP facilitator.  

Look forward to seeing you there!

To learn more about AL!VE Community of Practice, visit our website.

Communities of Practice are an AL!VE member benefit; however, anyone is welcome to attend their first meeting with out being a member.  After your first meeting, you must join as a member to attend subsequent meetings.  Learn more about membership here.
Friday, January 14, 2022

AL!VE Community of Practice (COP) : Capacity Building

Who helps the helpers?  Capacity builders do! Capacity building is whatever is needed to bring a nonprofit to the next level of operational, programmatic, financial, or organizational maturity, so it may more effectively and efficiently advance its mission into the future.  Do you work with volunteers that help other nonprofits in this way?  Join this Community of Practice as we talk about our roles in supporting volunteers help build capacity for other nonprofits.  United Ways, Volunteer Centers, incubators, and consulting oriented nonprofits are welcome to attend!


All times Noon Eastern - 9 AM Pacific
November 5,2021
January 14, 2022
March 4, 2022

Communities of Practice are an AL!VE member benefit; however, anyone is welcome to attend their first meeting with out being a member.  After your first meeting, you must join as a member to attend subsequent meetings.  You can learn more here.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

This virtual Community of Practice supports volunteer engagement professionals managing programs in and across rural communities. These monthly peer-to-peer sessions address some of the challenges that come with operating in geographic areas with lower population numbers and that are located outside of more suburban and urban areas. Members use these sessions to troubleshoot issues, to give and receive support, and to share strategies, best practices, and resources for effective volunteer program management.

2024 Meetings will be held (All times 2 PM Eastern):
January 16, February 20, March 19,
April 16, May 21, June 18,
July 16, August 20, September 17,
October 15, November 19, December 17


To register for these dates, see the  link below.

COP's are an exclusive AL!VE member benefit.  Anyone is welcome to attend the first COP meeting, but after the first meeting we ask you become a member.  Learn more here. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Meet your peers and colleagues at an AL!VE Member webinar!
In this 30 minute call, we will highlight:
  • Member benefits
  • Resources
  • Where to find them, share the
  • Associations goals for 2022
  • Discuss what's happening in the field on a regional or national level
  • Bring your own topic - have a question you need to discuss? We're happy to connect.

All members are invited to attend!  Considering membership?  You're also welcome to attend to learn more.

Can't make this meeting?  Check out 2022 dates on our calendar.

Jan 19,  1 PM  (all times Eastern)
March 3, Noon
April 12, 3 PM
May 25, 1 PM 
June 28, 3 PM
August 4, Noon
Sept 21, 1 PM
Nov 2, 3 PM
Dec 8 , Noon

We look forward to seeing you online!
 

 
Thursday, January 20, 2022
AL!VE Parks & Recreation Community of Practice

The Parks & Recreation Lunch and Learn COP is designed to include a broad range of topics regarding urban and rural parks, botanical gardens, parks, and nature preserves. The objective of this COP is to connect volunteer engagement professionals within these organizations to share resources and best practices.

This informal venue encourages open discussions for anyone seeking or offering advice in tackling the unique challenges facing volunteer engagement professionals in the Parks & Rec field. Bring your lunch/brunch and beverage! If you're not sure if you fit with us, please join us!
 
This COP is facilitated by
Meagan Patterson, Gateway Arch Park Foundation, Volunteer Manager
Yvonne Dunphe, Five Rivers Metroparks, Volunteer Coordinator
Susan Czaplicki, Richfield Heritage Preserve, Volunteer Coordinator

This COP will meet on  from noon-1pm Eastern.  
Future dates are listed below, but you must sign up for each (they are already on the calendar)
Jan 20, 2022 noon-1pm Eastern.  
March 17, 2022 noon-1pm Eastern
May 19, 2022 noon-1pm Eastern
July 21, 2022 noon-1pm Eastern
Sept 15, 2022 noon-1pm Eastern
Nov 17, 2022 noon-1pm Eastern

*Note:  Communities of Practice are an AL!VE member benefit; however, anyone is welcome to attend their first meeting with out being a member.  After your first meeting, you must join as a member to attend subsequent meetings.  You can learn more here.
 
For more information please contact:
Megan Patterson 
Yvonne Dunphe
Susan Czaplicki 
Thursday, January 20, 2022
AL!VE Parks & Recreation Community of Practice

The Parks & Recreation Lunch and Learn COP is designed to include a broad range of topics regarding urban and rural parks, botanical gardens, parks, and nature preserves. The objective of this COP is to connect volunteer engagement professionals within these organizations to share resources and best practices.

This informal venue encourages open discussions for anyone seeking or offering advice in tackling the unique challenges facing volunteer engagement professionals in the Parks & Rec field. Bring your lunch/brunch and beverage! If you're not sure if you fit with us, please join us!
 
This COP is facilitated by
Meagan Patterson, Gateway Arch Park Foundation, Volunteer Manager
Yvonne Dunphe, Five Rivers Metroparks, Volunteer Coordinator
 

This COP will meet  from noon-1pm Eastern.  
*note* When you register, you will be automatically be registered for all the future COP dates (listed below) and reminders will be sent - the COP will use the same zoom link every meeting. 
​You may opt out by emailing manager@volunteeralive.org    

 
2024: March 21, May 16, July 18, Septmeber 19, Novmeber 21
 
*Note:  Communities of Practice are an AL!VE member benefit; however, anyone is welcome to attend their first meeting with out being a member.  After your first meeting, you must join as a member to attend subsequent meetings.  You can learn more here.
 

For more information please contact:
Megan Patterson 
Yvonne Dunphe
Thursday, January 20, 2022
A new calendar year can present an opportunity to set new goals.  Achieve your CVA in 2022 and join an international community of 1100 individuals Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA).  Our round of sessions for 2022 is taking place  on:

January 20. 2022 2:30 Eastern
February 7, 2022 10:00 Eastern 
May 2 2022 8 PM Eastern

Your colleagues at CCVA would love to see you there.  Register at https://cvacert.org/upcoming-information-sessions/
Monday, January 24, 2022
Early Childhood Education Programs such as Head Start,  Being a volunteer manager for Early Childhood Education is great- who doesn’t want to rock babies?  Being in a category with young children and government regulations there are certain unique challenges for volunteers, such as Level 2 background Checks, In-kind donations, many trainings, and long placement times.  This COP group will be a chance to network, share expertise, ask questions, and solve problems with your peers. 
 
Our meeting will be on Monday, January 24, @ 2 PM Eastern.  Subsequent meetings are March 21, May 16 & July 18, 2022
Please pre-register so that we may prepare and send you reminders
If you have any questions, please contact Jean Ward COP Facilitator.

Communities of Practice are an AL!VE member benefit; however, anyone is welcome to attend their first meeting with out being a member.  After your first meeting, we request you join as a member to attend subsequent meetings.  You can learn more here.
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Appreciating Volunteer Management as a Step on Your Career Ladder
Session Description: You know the term ‘career ladder’ but does your career appear to be more of a step ladder or a large telescoping ladder? Too often our organization’s leadership views volunteer management as a folding step stool with limited height versus that telescoping ladder that can take us wherever we want to reach. 
In this session, we will discuss how those in volunteer management can better advocate and educate the leadership of our organizations to recognize the skills we use every day as viable steps on our personal career ladder.

Register below via the Zoom webinar link.  AL!VE Academy Webinars are free for AL!VE members with an individual, agency, or local association membership.  Non members are billed $25 after attending.

About our Presenter:
For 30+ years, Mary Beth Harrington has been one of the nonprofit sectors most passionate supporters. Her career path is unique, rather than focusing on a particular sector she has worked with a variety of nonprofits from Aids organizations to zoos.


Harrington’s experience supports her ability to speak on almost any nonprofit topic. A prolific presenter Harrington has presented for International Association of Volunteer Administrators, Meals on Wheels of America, Habitat for Humanity International, US Tennis Association and countless state, local and individual groups. Her resume includes serving as Director of Curriculum & Development at San Antonio Area Foundation, Director of Agency Relations at Volunteer Center of North Texas, and Director of Community Outreach at Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations (TANO).  
Harrington currently travels the country speaking at conferences and to individual organizations articulating issues facing our nonprofit community; urging nonprofits to welcome new leadership, collaborate to be more effective, develop their boards to be more sustainable and recognize the value of their volunteer program.  
Prior to her experience in nonprofits, Harrington spent ten years in the private sector in the field of public relations and advertising promoting everything from a building implosion to psychiatric hospitals and cinnamon rolls!
A native of Texas, Harrington recently moved to the Pacific Northwest where she shares her home with her husband Rick, four cats and her beloved dogs Rugby Roo and Truly Scrumptious (photos available upon request).
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Emergency Response Volunteer Programs COP
Join in the conversation about volunteers programs that manages volunteers who respond during an emergency.  This is a very broad range from citizen corps, Red Cross, government, state, federal and non-profit.  Share success and struggles during blue skies, gray skies and black skies.  How to keep your volunteers engaged year around when things are (enter Q word here).  Between meetings, share burning questions or share resources on the Emergency Response Volunteer Programs message board here https://mms.volunteeralive.org/members/forum/board_list.php (Must be signed in to Member Log In).  This is where we can share best practices, ask questions, brag, vent and connect. 
*note* When you register, you will be automatically be registered for all the future COP dates (listed below) and reminders will be sent - the COP will use the same zoom link every meeting. 
​You may opt out by emailing manager@volunteeralive.org    

 
This COP meets at 2 PM Eastern on :

2024:  March 14, June 20, Sept 19, Nov 14

Communities of Practice are an AL!VE member benefit; however, anyone is welcome to attend their first meeting with out being a member.  After your first meeting, you must join as a member to attend subsequent meetings.  You can learn more here.

We welcome any event related to volunteer engagement professionals! 
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