Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement
Calendar of Events - AL!VE

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Networking at Houston Points of Light Conference
6/11/2024
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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 19, September 13, December 4
12/4/2024
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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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Disability COP
5/15/2025
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Events in the month of August 2023
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Join your peers for discussions for those who manage food banks, hunger organizations, or nutrition programs.     This COP will meet Quarterly,  on the first Tuesday  @ 3 PM Eastern. See dates below.
*note* When you register, you will be automatically be registered for all the future COP dates (listed below) and monthly reminders will be sent - the COP will use the same zoom link. 
You may opt out by emailing manager@volunteeralive.org    


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

For more information, contact facilitator Elizabeth Garrabrant.

To register, please continue with this form.  You'll receive the log in information and reminders after registration. 

Remember, you need to register for each event listed individually.

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.   
Wednesday, August 2, 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.

 (all times Eastern)
August 2, Noon
Sept 14, 1 PM
Oct 26, Noon
Dec 5 , 2 PM

We look forward to seeing you online!
 
 
Wednesday, August 2, 2023
 The  Advisory Boards & Committees COP group will be a chance to network, share expertise, ask questions, and solve problems with your peers. 

 Meeting times are 3 PM Eastern on:

2024:  February 7, May 1, August  7, November 6

For more information, contact COP facilitator Marcelle Austin.

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.

 
Monday, August 7, 2023
Monday, August 7, 2 PM Eastern for 60 minutes

Recovery & Inclusion: Why Creating Recovery-Friendly Volunteer Programs Benefits Everyone
“The opposite of addiction is connection.” Volunteerism is a mechanism for building a more just, equitable, and inclusive society. Many individuals in recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD) utilize volunteerism to create healthy connections to leave the isolation caused by SUD.

With over 40 million Americans struggling with SUD and about 9% of Americans in recovery, failing to make space for those in recovery within our volunteer programs leaves behind the time, talent, and experiences of millions.

Volunteerism is a mechanism for building a more just, equitable, and inclusive society. Those in recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD) can use volunteerism to create healthy connections. When Volunteer Engagement professionals fail to make space for those in recovery, we leave behind the time, talent, and experiences of millions. During this AL!VE Academy, you'll learn how and why to build recovery inclusive volunteer and community engagement programs.

Learning Objectives:
  • Why and how to build recovery-friendly volunteer programs and gain buy-in for these programs.
  • Why they should deliberately include those in recovery -How they can create recovery-inclusive programs
  • The tools that will be needed to ensure your volunteer program is inclusive


Presented by:  
Adrienne Yoe, CVA, MA, Volunteer Operations Coordinator, The Phoenix,
Adrienne has been in the volunteer engagement field since 2015, and worked with organizations supporting homeless individuals, animal welfare, and community organizing. Adrienne works with Jaclyn Wilmot at The Phoenix, serving on the Volunteer Operations team. She identifies as an ally to people in recovery and those seeking recovery. Adrienne is a Jewish educator at Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom Congregation. She lives in Baltimore with her rescue pets."




Jaclyn Wilmot, CVA, MPA, Director, Volunteer and Community Engagement, The Phoenix

Jaclyn Wilmot enjoys building volunteer strategies to amplify meaningful impact. She’s a Colorado native who got her start with state and local organizations. Most recently, she’s helped to design and scale volunteer solutions for a national and international reach. In 2022 Jaclyn became certified in volunteer administration (CVA). She currently works with Adrienne Yoe to co-lead volunteer operations at the Phoenix, where they are bringing the volunteer experience to mobile. Jaclyn enjoys sober active fun, music and spending time with her teenage daughters."



 
AL!VE Academy Webinars with a DEAI focus are free for all attendees.  
Attendees are encouraged to learn more about AL!VE membership so they can attend future webinars presented by AL!VE at no cost as part of their membership benefits.
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Leveraging Technology in a Human World:   Inclusively, Responsibly, Creatively
  
The generation of volunteers in the not too distant future will be very different compared to volunteers now.  How can we prepare our policies, programs and recruitment in an inclusive, responsible, and creative way that looks to leverage technology in a human world? 
 
Learn more about this unique hybrid conference presented October 17 or 18, 2023.  Attend this 30 minute informational webinar to learn more about logistics, our speakers, and to  ask questions.

Informational webinars:  all times Eastern
June 6, noon
June 12, 2 pm
June 22, 3 pm
July 6, noon
July 18, 2 pm
July 26, 3 pm
Aug 8, noon
Aug 17, 1 pm
Aug 21, 2 pm
Aug 30, Noon
Sept 11, 2 pm 
Sept 21, 3 pm
 For more information, check out this informational video and the conference website.
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
All are welcome to join our quarterly networking social for anyone involved in Volunteer Engagement.

All Volunteer Engagement Professionals are welcome to attend a networking social event, quarterly at 5 pm Eastern for 45 minutes.  Feel free to leave early or come late as your schedule allows.  Connect and network with your peers for live discussions - ask questions and let us know what's on your mind!

All times Eastern:
  • March 28
  • June 17
  • September 13
  • December 4
When you register, we will send the meeting information, and you'll be signed up for the following sessions for the rest of the year.  You can always opt out by emailing us.

Door prizes, networking and camaraderie will be on hand.  Don't miss it!

Open to all in the field of volunteer engagement.  We look forward to seeing you!   
Wednesday, August 9, 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, August 10, 2023

Faith Based Volunteer Programs

Join in the conversation around faith-based volunteering and engagement! Whether your organization engages faith-based groups or your organization is faith-based, this is an opportunity to network, share experiences, ask questions, and brainstorm with peers working in the faith space. Discussion topics will be sourced from the group to ensure these conversations are helpful and applicable to your work.

2023 Dates:  May 11, Aug 10 & Nov 9, 2 PM Eastern

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.
If you have any questions about this COP, contact Anna Brandt, facilitator.
Once you register you are signed up for future sessions.  You can opt out at any time by emailing us at manager@volunteeralive.org

We will send a reminder before the next meeting, too. 

Friday, August 11, 2023

Let's talk about Government volunteer programs.  This community of practice discusses the challenge and successes of operating a volunteer program within a government structure.

All times 2 PM Eastern for 1 hour.

2024: Jan 18, April 18, July 18, Oct 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, we request you join as a member to attend subsequent meetings.  Learn more about membership 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. 
​You may opt out by emailing manager@volunteeralive.org    

Monday, August 14, 2023
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.
Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Promoting Your Non-Profit on Social Media with Kathryn Anderson
In this webinar, you will learn how the best practices for the big 4 social media platforms – Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and LinkedIn. We will discuss how to post for recruitment, retention and engagement, ensuring your captions hit the mark and get results. We’ll even delve into using AI to help you craft the perfect post each time. You’ll walk away with a plan and actionable steps for how to use social media for your non-profit.
Tuesday, August 15, 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. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Literacy Community of Practice is a group of professionals with the interest of improving literacy levels for youth and adults. We convene bimonthly to offer support, share best practices, provide a safe space for discussion, and networking.   For more information contact Brandy Tolbert,  or Facilitators.
2024:  Feb 20, April 16, June 18, Aug 20, Oct 15, Dec 17 

*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.  You can learn more here.
Wednesday, August 16, 2023

All 2024 dates:  Jan 24, Feb 21, Mar 20, April 17, May 15,
*Note new meeting dates:  June 21, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 20, Oct 18
Noon Eastern
 May 15 & June 12 Book Club:
Dare to Lead by Brene' Brown 

A Number-one New York Times best seller!

Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.

Facilitated by Haley Matherly, CVA .  As a Program Development Coordinator at the Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC), she supports program partners across various initiatives that promote service, mentoring, and volunteerism in Kansas. She is a Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA) professional, with expertise in program design and leadership development.

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.

July's book selection:  Spark the Heart:  Flex Your Empathy Muscle by Dr. Nicole Price

Empathy, often dismissed as a soft skill by leaders, is actually one of the most undervalued skills at their disposal. With her book, Spark the Heart: Engineering Empathy in the Workplace, Dr. Nicole Price makes the case for prioritizing empathy in the workplace, especially as a leadership skill that can be learned, built, and developed.

Inspired by life experiences that awakened her to empathy, Dr. Price has come a long way since her days as an unempathetic leader. In recounting the stories that set her on the journey of empathy she is on today, Nicole proves to today’s leaders that empathy isn’t just something you’re born with, but something we are all capable of, and something that is urgently needed in today’s polarized world.

Nicole’s aim, in her words, is to “have a real conversation about empathy. I cannot give you life-altering experiences, but I can help you to recall the experiences you have had when it is time to flex your empathy muscles. I know that there are far too many people who do care deeply about people who are showing up in unempathetic ways because they haven’t had certain experiences but also because they have not even thought about there being other ways to build empathy.”

Dispelling common empathy myths like empathy makes you weak, that it’s all give and no gain, Nicole points out early-on that the business case is strong, and unavoidable. The top 10 companies in the Global Empathy Index 2015 increased in value more than twice as much as the bottom 10 and generated 50 percent more earnings (defined by market capitalization). There is a correlation as high as 80 percent between departments with higher empathy and those with high performers. And, 87 percent of CEOs believe a company’s financial performance is tied to empathy in the workplace, as do 79 percent of HR professionals.

If you’re seeking to develop a new leadership skill, choose one that can give you an unexpected edge over your competition, Spark the Heart is the urgent read you need right now.

Thursday, August 17, 2023
Leveraging Technology in a Human World:   Inclusively, Responsibly, Creatively
  
The generation of volunteers in the not too distant future will be very different compared to volunteers now.  How can we prepare our policies, programs and recruitment in an inclusive, responsible, and creative way that looks to leverage technology in a human world? 
 
Learn more about this unique hybrid conference presented October 17 or 18, 2023.  Attend this 30 minute informational webinar to learn more about logistics, our speakers, and to  ask questions.

Informational webinars:  all times Eastern
June 6, noon
June 12, 2 pm
June 22, 3 pm
July 6, noon
July 18, 2 pm
July 26, 3 pm
Aug 8, noon
Aug 17, 1 pm
Aug 21, 2 pm
Aug 30, noon
Sept 11, 2 pm
Sept 21, 3 pm
 For more information, check out this informational video and the conference website.
Monday, August 21, 2023 - Saturday, September 16, 2023

Why be an AL!VE board member?

Board service is a chance to grow personally and professionally, to develop skills, gain unique experience, and make lasting connections with a team of other passionate and motivated professionals throughout the country. Becoming a Board member is an opportunity to share your professional knowledge, expertise, and passion to help AL!VE craft and forge the future of the profession. 

Our Mission:

AL!VE serves to enhance and sustain the spirit of volunteering by fostering collaboration and networking, promoting professional development, and providing advocacy for leaders in community engagement.

Learn more here.
Monday, August 21, 2023
Leveraging Technology in a Human World:   Inclusively, Responsibly, Creatively
  
The generation of volunteers in the not too distant future will be very different compared to volunteers now.  How can we prepare our policies, programs and recruitment in an inclusive, responsible, and creative way that looks to leverage technology in a human world? 
 
Learn more about this unique hybrid conference presented October 17 or 18, 2023.  Attend this 30 minute informational webinar to learn more about logistics, our speakers, and to  ask questions.

Informational webinars:  all times Eastern
June 6, noon
June 12, 2 pm
June 22, 3 pm
July 6, noon
July 18, 2 pm
July 26, 3 pm
Aug 8, noon
Aug 17, 1 pm
Aug 21, 2 pm
Aug 30, noon
Sept 11, 2 pm
Sept 21, 3 pm
 For more information, check out this informational video and the conference website.
Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Meetings will be held bimonthly (every 2 months) with the first meeting on Wednesday, April 28th at 8-9pm ET (5-6pm PT).  Following meetings will be 10 AM Pacific, 1 PM Eastern:   
2024:  February 22, April 26, June 28, Aug 23, Oct 25, Dec 27

The COP - Animal Welfare is designed to include a broad range of animal welfare organizations such as animal shelters, rescue groups, foster-based programs, sanctuaries, direct care for animals, and humane education programs. 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 leaders in the animal welfare field.

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.

Friday, August 25, 2023
Do you have a passion for Volunteer Engagement and the growth and success of the profession?

Learn more about serving on the AL!VE Board of Directors!

Hosted by AL!VE Board President Michelle Raymer, CVA and President Elect Cathy Thoma CVA,  this short presentation will include:
  • Benefits of Board Service
  • Expectations of Board Members
  • Our goals for 2024 and beyond
And, plenty of time for Q & A.

Then consider applying to serve on the AL!VE Board! Board service is a chance to grow personally and professionally, to develop skills, gain unique experience, and make lasting connections with a team of other passionate and motivated professionals throughout the country. Our Board aspires to be representative of our membership and the communities that they serve.    

Can't make the call?  We will record and place on our website (we will let you know the link).  Learn more about Board Service and how to apply here. 
Monday, August 28, 2023
National Networks COP:
Those working at a national level face different issues than those operating on a local or regional level. Often national level leaders are engaged in big picture, strategic or policy decision-making. Sometimes those operating at a national level don’t work directly with volunteers, but rather help empower others in their organizations who do. Join the discussion to connect and learn from others working nationally. We invite anyone looking to brainstorm around the unique issues facing volunteer leaders on a national level.  This COP group will be a chance to network, share expertise, ask questions, and solve problems with your peers. 

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


  All times 2:30 Eastern
Jan 22, Mar 25, May 20, Jul 22, Sep 23, Nov 25


If you have any questions, please contact Sheri Wilensky Burke,  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.
Monday, August 28, 2023
This COP is for those managing an AmeriCorps Seniors program(s) as a grantee or sponsor. This includes Foster Grandparent Program (FGP), RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), and SCP (Senior Companion Program. Join us as we are a sounding board for sharing best practices and resources that are unique to federal grants and the older volunteers we work alongside.


*note* When you register, you will be automatically be registered for all the future COP dates (listed below) and monthly 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.  You can learn more here.
Monday, August 28, 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.

 
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Leveraging Technology in a Human World:   Inclusively, Responsibly, Creatively
  
The generation of volunteers in the not too distant future will be very different compared to volunteers now.  How can we prepare our policies, programs and recruitment in an inclusive, responsible, and creative way that looks to leverage technology in a human world? 
 
Learn more about this unique hybrid conference presented October 17 or 18, 2023.  Attend this 30 minute informational webinar to learn more about logistics, our speakers, and to  ask questions.

Informational webinars:  all times Eastern
June 6, noon
June 12, 2 pm
June 22, 3 pm
July 6, noon
July 18, 2 pm
July 26, 3 pm
Aug 8, noon
Aug 17, 1 pm
Aug 21, 2 pm
Aug 30, noon
Sept 11, 2 pm
Sept 21, 3 pm
 For more information, check out this informational video and the conference website.

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