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 November 2022
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
 
Mark your calendars!  The AL!VE Annual Meeting will be held November 30, 2022 at 2 PM Eastern and is open to all AL!VE members.
Business conducted at the Annual Meeting:
  • Announcements of Class of 2023 Board Members
  • Board President's Report
  • Reports for Marketing, Membership, Programs & Advocacy
  • Voting on Member Dues Increase
  • Board & Committee Recognition
  • 2023 Goals & Objectives
Wednesday, November 2, 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!
 

 
Wednesday, November 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!
 *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    

Calls will be held on  
All times Noon Central, 1 PM Eastern

2024 dates:  January 3, April 3, July 3 & October 2
Thursday, November 3, 2022
Save the date!  November 3 from 1-3 PM Eastern.  A national gathering of Local Professional Associations in the United States.  Networking, door prizes and celebration of International Volunteer Managers Day.   Our tentative agenda is:

1:00 Welcome & introductions
1:15 Brief remarks from AL!VE Board President Michelle Raymer
1:25 Roundtable discussions on Local Associations topics as voted on by attendees
2:25 Re-convene and group discussion
2:40 Welcome from our Special Guest (tba) to help us celebrate International Volunteer Managers Appreciation Day! 
2:55 Door prize drawing and announcements

The Local Associations National Summit is open to ALL Local Associations of Volunteer Engagement Professionals, DOVIA's, AVA's in the US. Members involved in leadership are encouraged to attend with as many others in their leadership group, board, etc. as possible.

Look forward to seeing you there!

AL!VE Local Associations Committee
Jenn Forristal, Chair - NOVAA, Portland, Oregon
Tim Suda, GAVA - Georgia Association of Volunteer Administrators
Jennifer Thompson - TulsAL!VE, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Jerry Pannozzo - NYAVA, New York Association of Volunteer Administrators New York, NY
Mary Lynn Perry - Sacramento DOVIA, Sacramento, California
Saturday, November 5, 2022
International Volunteer Managers Day - November 5, 2022
https://volunteermanagersday.org/

“Many Backgrounds – One Profession – Stronger Together”
This theme conveys a strength the volunteer leadership sector possesses that we don’t draw on enough… the huge and diverse range of backgrounds that volunteering leaders come from.
On one hand – we come from a wide range of professional backgrounds. We are also made up of people from all walks of life and different cultural backgrounds.
We believe that this diversity of backgrounds should allow us to think differently, we can find solutions together when we come at issues from different perspectives. As we all have different skill sets we should be able to collectively collaborate and use more these more productively.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Take the next step in your career as a leader of volunteers and become certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA).

Leaders in non-profit organizations and community groups increasingly understand that volunteers can be a critical resource for delivering on a mission. Effective people management and community engagement is imperative – whether they be paid or unpaid. As a result, employers expect that those individuals tasked with mobilizing and coordinating volunteer engagement demonstrate a thorough knowledge of effective practices and an understanding of how to apply that knowledge in support of real-world organizational priorities.

Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA) is an international professional certification in the field of volunteer resources management

In this session, you will learn about the CCVA, why certification may be right to you, how the exam is created, what the application, preparation, and certification process is, and when you will be ready. 

Thursday, November 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.
Monday, November 14, 2022
AL!VE Book Club COP:  The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace by Gary Chapman and Paul White

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace book discussion COP open to all AL!VE members who value the opportunity to continuously learn and develop their knowledge around volunteer management topics.
 
The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace applies the love language concept to the workplace. This book helps supervisors and managers effectively communicate appreciation and encouragement to their employees, resulting in higher levels of job satisfaction, healthier relationships between managers and employees, and decreased cases of burnout.
 
Participation in the group offers members the following opportunities:
  • learn new concepts from people outside of their organization and think about how to apply them in their volunteer management work
  • learn from within as they meet and connect with other colleagues and share their perspective on a diverse set of topics
  • build camaraderie and teamwork among other Al!ve members
  • create shared language that make the application of the ideas easier in our work
It is recommended that participants read the book in its entirety before the first meeting and revisit chapters to take part in the bi-weekly discussion. Each participant will be responsible for purchasing the book on their own.  Please try to purchase the version of the book with copyright 2019.  It is important to purchase the book new because there is a code for an on-line Motivating by Appreciation (MBA) inventory assessment that you will take.
 
Attendance to all sessions is strongly encouraged. Book club COP dates (all times 3:00 - 4:30 PM E) :
October 3 (Introductory Session)
October 17
October 31
November 14
November 28
December 12
January 9, 2023
January 23, 2023
Registration limited to 25 people and ends October 17.  

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.


*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 for each meeting. You will receive an email confirmation after registering; if you do not get one, check your spam folder.  You may opt out by emailing manager@volunteeralive.org.
Tuesday, November 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. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
November AL!VE Academy, November 16 from 1:30-2:30 Eastern

Volunteer Revelations from an Older Adult


Our presenter, Paul,  worked in the aging field for most of his career with a long track record of
volunteering for senior service agencies. Then came the pandemic and his volunteer
assignments were eliminated. He created new volunteer roles for himself, some continuing to
this day. As someone who just turned 60, he’s been in a good position to observe demographic
shifts, an increasing dependence on technology, and how the pandemic is changing community
engagement for older adults. Paul will share his recent observations with a look to the future.

Learning Objectives:
  • Demonstrate how older adults are gaining social connectivity and new skills via virtual platforms
  • Review approaches to assist older adults with limited technology skills and/or financial resources
  • Share or Identify at least two hands-on practices to help build our age-friendly volunteer management tool box
Bio:
Paul Iarrobino is a community activist, speaker, and documentarian with over three decades of
gerontology experience. For the past few years, he developed a virtual framework for
community members to safely connect during the pandemic.

Paul added “author” to his
storytelling wheelhouse with the release of his first book, COVIDOLOGY: Sharing Life Lessons
from Behind the Mask. The vision for this anthology was sparked by these weekly virtual social
support calls. He was inspired to create a new body of work that featured everyday first-time
storytellers navigating the pandemic and learning about themselves and each other during an
ever-changing landscape.
You can follow his work at https://www.ourboldvoices.com.


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, November 17, 2022 - Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Volunteer Management Progress Report Survey Open Until Nov 22

If you lead volunteers or volunteer organizations, please add your voice to VolunteerPro’s eighth annual, global, "state-of- industry” survey for leaders of volunteers.
The deadline is November 22, 2022, and it takes less than 10 minutes to complete. As a bonus, everyone who participates will get an invite to a free, exclusive webinar presented on January 10, 2023.
All types and sizes of nonprofits, public sector organizations, and purpose-driven businesses are welcome to participate. Please share with your colleagues. The more responses, the more reliable the data and the better we can advocate for our needs.
Take the survey today! [link to https://volpro.net/volunteer-management-progress-report/]
P.S. You can download past Volunteer Management Progress Reports from the past years here too.
Thursday, November 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 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, November 17, 2022
Am I Making the Right Decision? The Role of Ethics in Volunteer Engagement
November 17, 3 pm EST


We all encounter ethical dilemmas in our daily work with and for community, but rarely do organizations focus on ethics related to volunteer engagement. This session provides an opportunity for practitioners to understand the difference between personal, organizational and professional ethics. The core values and principles identified by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA) will be shared. Participants will learn a process for ethical decision-making that can be applied in any situation, and then practice this using real-life scenarios related to volunteers. Finally, several specific strategies will be offered for increasing awareness of ethics within an organization and helping both volunteers and staff become more effective at handling ethical dilemmas.
November 17, 2022 at 3pmEST hosted by Humane Society of the United States 

This session is open to all and will be held virtually over Zoom. It will last 90 minutes.
Register by contacting execdir@cvacert.org
Monday, November 28, 2022
AL!VE Book Club COP:  The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace by Gary Chapman and Paul White

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace book discussion COP open to all AL!VE members who value the opportunity to continuously learn and develop their knowledge around volunteer management topics.
 
The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace applies the love language concept to the workplace. This book helps supervisors and managers effectively communicate appreciation and encouragement to their employees, resulting in higher levels of job satisfaction, healthier relationships between managers and employees, and decreased cases of burnout.
 
Participation in the group offers members the following opportunities:
  • learn new concepts from people outside of their organization and think about how to apply them in their volunteer management work
  • learn from within as they meet and connect with other colleagues and share their perspective on a diverse set of topics
  • build camaraderie and teamwork among other Al!ve members
  • create shared language that make the application of the ideas easier in our work
It is recommended that participants read the book in its entirety before the first meeting and revisit chapters to take part in the bi-weekly discussion. Each participant will be responsible for purchasing the book on their own.  Please try to purchase the version of the book with copyright 2019.  It is important to purchase the book new because there is a code for an on-line Motivating by Appreciation (MBA) inventory assessment that you will take.
 
Attendance to all sessions is strongly encouraged. Book club COP dates (all times 3:00 - 4:30 PM E) :
October 3 (Introductory Session)
October 17
October 31
November 14
November 28
December 12
January 9, 2023
January 23, 2023
Registration limited to 25 people and ends October 17.  

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.


*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 for each meeting. You will receive an email confirmation after registering; if you do not get one, check your spam folder.  You may opt out by emailing manager@volunteeralive.org.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

For generations, engaging volunteers has been a critical strategic element that communities use to solve problems. The pandemic disrupted society’s reliance on volunteers. Yes, disruption can be devastating, it can also release us from the tyranny of doing things “the way we’ve always done them.” Disruption invites us to revisit, rethink, and reinvent the way we achieve our missions.

Our featured presenter, Beth Steinhorn, will share stories of organizations that unlocked their potential in the face of disruption. She will also share the lessons these organizations learned, which you, too, can apply, regardless of what the future holds. The program will also be a preview of the new book, Transforming Disruption to Impact: Rethinking Volunteer Engagement for a Rapidly Changing World, featuring co-authors Beth Steinhorn, Phyllis Segal and Craig Young. Craig Young is a member of the Encore Network Leadership Council and is founder and executive director of Inspiring Service.

Attendees will:

  • Explore the landscape of disruption, including issues of ageism, which affect volunteer engagement and nonprofit operations
  • Hear exemplary stories of organizations that engaged volunteers with great impact in recent years.
  • Glean lessons from nonprofit leaders who invested in staff and volunteers instead of slashing budgets during turbulent times
  • Consider how to rethink impact and how to measure it in your organization
  • Learn more about the importance of intergenerational strategies in volunteerism
To register, please click on this link: /https://encorenetwork.org/event/rethinking-volunteerism-transforming-disruption-to-impact/

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