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 May 2022
Monday, May 2, 2022
Want to learn more about the CVA and certification process?  Join us for one of our informational webinars.  Hear from current CVAs and bring all your questions.
Webinars will be approximately 90 minutes long. Times listed are in Eastern Standard Time

To learn more and register, visit their website.
Wednesday, May 4, 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

May 4, 2022
July 6, 2022
Friday, May 6, 2022
May AL!VE Academy Webinar:  Understanding the Challenges Volunteer Administrators Face: Results from a
Recent Research Study

Presented by David Thorne, Ed. D.

This session explores a recent study on volunteer administrators in the United States.
Results show differences and similarities across volunteer administration groups.
Participants will learn the top challenges facing volunteer administrators along with
common management practices. Participants will also have an opportunity to reflect and
share the top challenges they’re facing while examining, exploring similarities and
differences across groups. The session will help administrators understand how their
context may influence how they should best lead volunteers.
- Explore the top challenges facing volunteer administrators today.
- Find out what challenges are context specific and what challenges are universal.
- Discover the most applied management practices.
- Learn how “context matters” when applying management practices.

About our presenter: 
David currently lives in Cleveland, OH. with his wife and three boys. Most nights you
can find him on a soccer field coaching. He developed a passion for effective volunteer
management while helping start two growing churches in the city. These churches work
closely with local schools, police, government, and other nonprofits to address
community concerns. He holds a masters in practical theology, counseling,
management and leadership and has recently earned a doctorate in leadership studies.
His research focuses on effective volunteer leadership. David presently works at
Missional Marketing helping churches and nonprofits grow their online presence.

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.  If you registered as a Local association member, please be sure you have listed your local association's acronym or name in the registration.
Thursday, May 12, 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, May 17, 2022 - Thursday, May 19, 2022
The primary audiences for these events are AmeriCorps State program and fiscal staff, state service commission staff, and commissioners.  This conference will be for these areas:   Mid-Atlantic/Northeast/Southeast Region · Burlington, VT · Hosted by SerVermont

While not a primary audience, all other streams of national service — including National, Tribal, VISTA, NCCC, AmeriCorps Seniors, and VGF — are welcome and invited to attend.

For more information on this conference, visit the National Service Training website.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
The What, Why and How of Skills-Based Volunteering? REGISTER HERE

Nonprofits are often stretched thin on capacity. Long-term infrastructure needs tend to go without investment. Are you eager to better address your capacity needs and engage volunteers in impactful projects? Skills-based volunteering offers a roadmap. Learn how to harness the expertise of marketing, strategy, financial, and tech professionals to bring valuable resources to your organization.
Join Fidelity Investments and Common Impact to learn how to use skills-based volunteering as a valuable resource in building your organization’s infrastructure

Tuesday, May 17, 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, May 18, 2022 - Friday, May 20, 2022

The North Carolina Association of Volunteer Administration (NCAVA) in partnership with our affiliate organization, the Piedmont Regional Association of Volunteer Administration (PRAVA), are excited to announce that we will be holding the 2022 Statewide Conference on Volunteer Management in person! 




Thursday, May 19, 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
Wednesday, May 25, 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, May 26, 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.


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