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
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AL!VE Member Webinar - All are welcome! August 8, 1 PM Eastern
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AL!VE Member Webinar - All are welcome! September 18, 3 PM Eastern
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Transportation COP 1PM Eastern 2024: January 3, April 3, July 3, October 2
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Volunteer Programs in County Government COP
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Book Club COP 2024 May & June Book Club: Dare to Lead by Brene' Brown
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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
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Local Association COP 2024: March 27, June 26, September 25 & National Summit October 30
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Museums & Cultural Institutions COP Jan 18, Mar 21, May 13, July 15, September 16, November 4
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Advisory Boards & Committees COP 2024: Feb 7, May 1, Aug 7, Nov 6
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Emergency Response Volunteer Programs COP March 14, June 20, Sept 19, Nov 14
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Health Care COP Meeting Noon Eastern Jan 11, March 14, May 16, July 11, September 12, November 14
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Parks & Recreation COP 2024: March 21, May 16, July 18, September 19, November 21
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National Networks COP Jan 22, Mar 25, May 20, Jul 22, Sep 23, Nov 25
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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
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AL!VE Networking Social - All Are Welcome! March 28, June 17, September 13, December 4
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AL!VE 2024 Annual Meeting
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AL!VE Member Webinar - All are welcome! December 10, 2 PM Eastern
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 AmeriCorps Seniors 2024: Feb 14, Apr 10, Jun 12, Aug 14, Oct 9, Dec 11
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Literacy COP 2024: Feb 20, April 16, June 18, Aug 20, Oct 15, Dec 17
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Animal Welfare COP 2024: Feb 27, April 23, Jun 25, Aug 27, Oct 22, Dec 24
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2025 Cohort: AL!VE?s Presenter Boot Camp:
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Faith Based COP June 13, Aug 8, Oct 10, Dec 12
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AL!VE Disability COP JUN 20; JUL 18; AUG 15; SEP 19; OCT 17: NOV 14; DEC 19
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Events in the month of March 2022
Wednesday, March 2, 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

March 2, 2022
May 4, 2022
July 6, 2022
Thursday, March 3, 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!

Friday, March 4, 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.
Thursday, March 10, 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.
Tuesday, March 15, 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. 

Thursday, March 17, 2022
The Transformational Role of Volunteer Engagement Professionals
March 17, 2022 - Noon - 1 PM Eastern

It comes as no surprise to you that volunteer engagement professionals wear many hats. So many of the roles we play in our organizations require a high level of emotional intelligence and the soft skills needed to effectively engage and manage an unpaid workforce … our volunteers. How do we manage the expectations of our most active partners as they reassess how service fits into their lives? What effect has the last 2 years of uncertainty had on our volunteers and how does that impact our roles to authentically engage them in service to meet the mission? In this session, we will identify volunteers’ social and emotional needs and how we can transform our opportunities for engagement to meet their current needs, and build stronger connections with our organizations.

About our Presenter: 
Rebecca Hand, MPA, CVA is the Volunteer Resources Coordinator for the City of Plano, Texas’ Volunteers in Plano program. She has been a leader of volunteers in the public sector for over ten years and specializes in training staff and volunteers to ensure impactful experiences that are mutually beneficial. Rebecca strives to move the field of volunteer engagement forward through her own volunteer service with the Dallas Association of Directors of Volunteers (DADV) where she serves as Membership Chair, Texas Volunteer Management Conference (TVMC) as Conference Chair and the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE) as a Mentor for newer volunteer engagement professionals . Rebecca is a top recipient of the 2020 AL!VE National Impact Award for her contributions to the field as a mentor, leader, trainer, and advocate. She earned her CVA in 2018 and holds her Masters in Public Administration specializing in Non-Profit Management from the University of North Texas. 

AL!VE Academy Webinars are free for Individual, Agency and Local Association members.  The general public is welcome to attend, but will be billed $25 after attending and will receive a copy of the slide deck, recording, and attendance certificate upon request.
Thursday, March 17, 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    

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, March 24, 2022
Museums & Cultural Institutions Community of Practice: 
This is an AL!VE Communities of Practice for those managing volunteers in museums, galleries, cultural and arts centers.  Join us as we discuss and share insights and experiences that we are all having in the arts education/enrichment communities.  COVID has posed certain challenges and changes for us all so let’s rely on each other for ideas and inspiration!  This will be a time for networking, sharing ideas, asking questions, and brainstorming with your peers. 
 *Note, new dates & times*
2024:  Jan 18, Mar 21, May 13, July 15, September 16- all dates Noon Eastern

May 13 - Part of our discussion will be a AAMV conference preview
July 15 - Part of our discussion will be an AAMV conference recap

*note* When you register, you will automatically be registered for all the future COP dates (listed below) and reminders will be sent - the COP will use the same zoom link. 
​You may opt out by emailing 
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. *current AAMV members can attend anytime* 

 You can learn more here.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Local Associations Communities of Practice 

Join your peers involved in your local association (DOVIA, AVA, etc)

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 10am PT/1pm ET
Topic: Membership recruitment, increasing participation, and AL!VE benefits
Subtopics: Reduced fees, scholarships, who are the stakeholders to contact and recruit for membership
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 10am PT/1pm ET
Topic: Meeting and event planning/refresh
Subtopics: Event varieties (breakfasts, coffee hours, mid-day, happy hours, book clubs, professional development training, networking), out of the box ideas, planning calendars, increased costs
Date: Wednesday, September 25, 10am PT/1pm ET
Topic: Speakers list and resources
Subtopics: What are the budgets and going rates, how to get sponsorships or trades, hybrid or remote options

5th Annual Summit
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 10am PT/1pm ET
Topics: Round table topics to be voted on by registrants

2023 topics can be found in the members only area, under Resources/File Archive and  include:
Financial and Legal –  
Financial Frameworks
Board Insurance
Marketing and Outreach  
Communications and Networking
Member Recruitment and Benefits
Program Planning and Event Logistics
Succession Planning  
Leadership Implementation and Sustainability
Board Structure and Support
Administrative Framework and Removing Barriers

AL!VE local association members can invite as many attendees as they like; within this registration you can register everyone.
You can access these Local Association COP past recordings in the file archive section on the members only page. 
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
AL!VE Local Associations Quarterly Meeting:  Calling In vs Calling Out: Diversifying Your Local Association's Board
March 30, 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern

This meeting is a panel presentation and discussion for anyone involved in leadership with Local Association of Volunteer Engagement Professionals (DOVIA's, AVA's, etc).
  • Facilitated by Ophelia Bitanga-Israel, Senior Program Manager with the National Association of Counties
    • Ophelia is the senior program manager for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). In this role, Ophelia is responsible for the development and implementation of the overall DEI program strategy and supports DEI initiatives across the organization. She works closely with the NACo director of programs and practices, the chief strategy officer and chief of staff, department directors and employee groups to facilitate and prioritize DEI efforts in internal policies and processes and member engagement.
      Before joining NACo, Ophelia was principal and managing member of Integridad Consulting. Prior to that, she was a senior program officer for the Hawaii Community Foundation. Ophelia holds a bachelor’s degree in social psychology and an MBA.
  • Presenters include:
    • AL!VE Board Member Alana Knoppow, CVA, Chair of the AL!VE Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion committee
    • NOVAA, Portland, OR
    • TulsAL!VE, Tulsa, OK
      • Each will share their experiences in actively seeking to increase awareness and diversity on their respective boards.
This presentation is open and free to ALL local association leadership as part of AL!VE's commitment to DEAI issues.


We welcome any event related to volunteer engagement professionals! 
To submit your event, click on the link below.