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 2023
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
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
Monday, January 9, 2023
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.
Thursday, January 12, 2023
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.
Thursday, January 12, 2023

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. 

Friday, January 13, 2023 - Monday, January 16, 2023
To learn more, visit the Points of Light website.  If you plan on attending this year's Points of Light conference, be sure to look for AL!VE representatives during the converence at our social event, vendor table, presenters, and leaders in volunteer engagement!
Monday, January 16, 2023
The CVA study group is a member benefit from AL!VE open to all AL!VE members preparing for the SPRING 2023 exam. Pre Registration REQUIRED Register for the study group here.
 
It will be led by facilitators who have earned their CVA certification. 

On January 18th we will review the study resources and an overview of chapters one and two of the textbook. 

We will meet every Wednesday at 12:00pm ET for eight weeks from February 1st – March 22nd. The study schedule is based on reading 1-2 chapters of the CVA textbook, discussing those chapters and reviewing sample scenarios during the calls. Interested in the study group, complete this registration link by January 16.
To receive information about the AL!VE study group, fill out this form by January 16 and save the date for the January  18 introduction session at noon EDT.  

We will contact you with the zoom login information.

If you are not yet an AL!VE member, you are welcome to attend the first session, but we request you join as an AL!VE member to attend further sessions. (Your $75 AL!VE membership will also give you a $50 discount to sit for the CCVA Exam!)  Learn more about membershp here.



 
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Join TulsALIVE Members and fellow leaders of volunteers (#LoVols) as we dive into 2023 with PLAN: It's NOT a Four-letter Word! This month's session invites YOU to kick off the new year with tools to build the future YOU want in YOUR #volunteerengagement role.

RSVP by 1030am CDT, Tues, Jan 17, to receive the Worksheet to complete before our session. Zoom login details will be emailed by 11am, day of session.

Leading our session is Brenda Michael-Haggard, CVA, who has grown up in and grown with others in the nonprofit world. Brenda brings decades of governance, management, planning and evaluation, program and resource development--including integrating philanthropy and volunteerism as YOUR best resource to accomplish mission-focused strategies.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

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 18, 2023
The CVA study group is a member benefit from AL!VE open to all AL!VE members preparing for the SPRING 2023 exam. Pre Registration REQUIRED Register for the study group here.
 
It will be led by facilitators who have earned their CVA certification. 

On January 18th we will review the study resources and an overview of chapters one and two of the textbook. 

We will meet every Wednesday at 12:00pm ET for eight weeks from February 1st – March 22nd. The study schedule is based on reading 1-2 chapters of the CVA textbook, discussing those chapters and reviewing sample scenarios during the calls. Interested in the study group, complete this registration link by January 16.
To receive information about the AL!VE study group, fill out this form by January 16 and save the date for the January  18 introduction session at noon EDT.  

We will contact you with the zoom login information.

If you are not yet an AL!VE member, you are welcome to attend the first session, but we request you join as an AL!VE member to attend further sessions. (Your $75 AL!VE membership will also give you a $50 discount to sit for the CCVA Exam!) Learn more about membership here.



 
Thursday, January 19, 2023
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
Monday, January 23, 2023
Sponsored by Points of Light
Join thousands who will make Martin Luther King Jr. Day "a day on, not a day off", by honoring the memory of Dr. King through acts of service in their communities.

 
Monday, January 23, 2023
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, January 24, 2023
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 2023
  • 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 2023 dates on our calendar.

Jan 24,  1 PM  (all times Eastern)
March 3, 3 PM
April 10, 2 PM
May 18, Noon
June 26, 3 PM
August 2, Noon
Sept 14, 1 PM
Oct 26, Noon
Dec 5 , 2 PM

We look forward to seeing you online!
 
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
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, January 26, 2023
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 manager@volunteeralive.org 
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.

 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
January 2023 AL!VE Academy:  Create Your Own Career Adventure

January 31, 2023 - 2 PM Eastern, 60 minutes
 

Searching for something more? Explore your capacity level and select actionable to do's for yourself and others to move your career forward regardless of your starting point. Professionals from beginning a career to those well experienced will walk away with resources and practical lists and achievable goals. It's up to you...choose your own adventure! 

About our presenters:


Angela Williamson, CVA, appreciates the many people who have shared information, wisdom, and encouragement with her and loves to pay it forward to others.  She is the Volunteer and Community Relations Specialist at the Blood Bank of Delmarva where she’s redeveloped the volunteer engagement from around 70 volunteers to over 250 in four years increasing the variety of roles and departments with volunteer engagement.   As a 2022 Al!ve Impact Award Recipient, she battles the “imposter” syndrome and wants you to know you too are amazing and we are all in a journey together making the world a better place.  




Carrie Hart, CVA, FPCC has 20 years in Volunteer Administration.  She found her passion for helping others as the Educator for the Biggs Museum and then the State Office of  Volunteerism.  Now as the Manager of Volunteer Services at Bayhealth Medical Center, she leads more than 500 volunteers alongside her amazing staff.  Carrie received her Certification in Volunteer Administration in 2015, her Fellow in Patient Centered Care in 2020, and was a 2021 Al!ve Impact Award Recipient.  A firm believer in giving back, she is also an active member of the Downtown Dover Partnership and the Board of the Delaware Association of Volunteer Administrators, of which she is past president. 



AL!VE Academy Webinars are free for Individual, Agency and Local Association members.  Learn more about membership here.  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.


We welcome any event related to volunteer engagement professionals! 
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