Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement
Calendar of Events

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August 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 Local Government COP
10/17/2024
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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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Book Club COP @ Noon Eastern = third Friday of the Month: July 19, Aug 16, Sept 20, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 20, Jan 17, Feb 21
2/21/2025
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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 August 2024
Thursday, August 1, 2024

Let's Do This ! Join our initiative to recognize volunteer engagement professionals 


The why and how, tips, tools and templates to use to advocate for a stand-alone volunteer engagement manager occupational code with the  Department of Labor- Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
  • Find out what AL!VE is doing and how you can play an important role in elevating this cause. 
  • Time is of the essence as the commentary period with the Department of Labor closes August 12th. 
Tuesday, August 6, 2024
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 7, 2024
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 7, 2024
 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.

 
Thursday, August 8, 2024

The most frequently asked question at previous conferences has been related to how a Leader of Volunteers can have management level influence in their organization. This year, at the 10th annual Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference, we'll be answering that question with a variety of experiences shared by some of your peers in volunteer management who have found a way.

Learn more about this unique hybrid conference presented October 22 or 23, 2024. 
Attend this 30 minute informational webinar to learn more about:
  • logistics & 'how it really works' 
  • fees & technical requirements
  • helpful advice from past host sites
  • our speakers and content
  • with plenty of time to  ask questions.
Attend with no obligation to register, just click on the zoom link to attend.  Miss one?  There are plenty more, just choose another date.  

June 6 1:30 E
June 18 4:00 E
June 27 12:30 E
July 3 Noon
July 9 1:30 E
July 18 2:00 E
July 25 2:00 E
July 31 3:00 E
Aug 8 2:30 E
Aug 14 11:30 E
Aug 20 Noon E
Aug 30 Noon E
Sept 4 Noon E
Sept 12 1:30 E
Sept 18 4:00 E
Thursday, August 8, 2024
Meet your peers and colleagues at an AL!VE Member webinar!

August 8, 1 PM Eastern
In this 30 minute call, we will highlight:
  • Member benefits
  • Resources & where to find them
  • Associations goals for 2024
  • 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 our calendar for the next date.  They are about six weeks apart.

We look forward to seeing you online!
Thursday, August 8, 2024

Faith Based Volunteer Programs - 1 Pm Eastern

This will be beneficial for anyone who is involved in faith based volunteer programs.  There will be open discussion, topics presented for discussion and time to share training information and resources.  Some of the topics we will cover are: Recruiting today's volunteers, Managing today's volunteers, and Leading today's volunteers.  

Your thoughts and experiences are valued.  We can learn so much from each other!

2024 Dates:  June 13, Aug 8, Oct 10, Dec 12

2025 Dates:  Feb 13, April 10

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.

Wednesday, August 14, 2024

The most frequently asked question at previous conferences has been related to how a Leader of Volunteers can have management level influence in their organization. This year, at the 10th annual Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference, we'll be answering that question with a variety of experiences shared by some of your peers in volunteer management who have found a way.

Learn more about this unique hybrid conference presented October 22 or 23, 2024. 
Attend this 30 minute informational webinar to learn more about:
  • logistics & 'how it really works' 
  • fees & technical requirements
  • helpful advice from past host sites
  • our speakers and content
  • with plenty of time to  ask questions.
Attend with no obligation to register, just click on the zoom link to attend.  Miss one?  There are plenty more, just choose another date.  

June 6 1:30 E
June 18 4:00 E
June 27 12:30 E
July 3 Noon
July 9 1:30 E
July 18 2:00 E
July 25 2:00 E
July 31 3:00 E
Aug 8 2:30 E
Aug 14 11:30 E
Aug 20 Noon E
Aug 30 Noon E
Sept 4 Noon E
Sept 12 1:30 E
Sept 18 4:00 E
Wednesday, August 14, 2024
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.
Thursday, August 15, 2024
August AL!VE Academy:  Enhancing Volunteer Engagement Metrics: Moving Beyond Headcount and Hours

Thursday, August 15 @ 2 PM Eastern for 90 minutes.

More info and registration coming soon!
Thursday, August 15, 2024

NEW!  Disability COP

This COP is for those leading volunteerism within the field of disability.  Our conversations are aimed at prioritizing issues aimed at improving the lives and rights of those disabled.  It’s at the heart of why we do what we do. 

  • We’ll compare & contrast best practices helping each other shine. 
  • We’ll speak to the benefits of volunteering for a disability organization as well as helping those who are disabled volunteer. 
  • We’ll share what disability organizations wish others understood while recognizing that intersectionality and language matters.

Each month, we'll host different topics and perhaps guest speakers tailoring this COP to meet our needs.  Join us!

 Meeting monthly – the third Thursday each month – at 2 pm EST/1 pm CST/12 pm MST/11 am PST

For 2024, JUN 20; JUL 18; AUG 15; SEP 19; OCT 17: NOV 14; DEC 19.  

Starting in 2025 with JAN 16

 


Facilitated by Mark Heffner, CVA (He/Him)

New York -  Atlantic Region

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at ADAPT Community Network (formally United Cerebral Palsy NYC)

Mark has led volunteers for more than 20 years in the areas of cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and homelessness. prior to choosing volunteerism as his career, Mark taught Special Education for those who are disable or differently abled. In his current role, he is able to do both! His role was created to build a volunteer program with serve those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in an agency setting.

 *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, we request you join as a member to attend subsequent meetings.

Friday, August 16, 2024

Book club:  We cover a different book every two months.  Titles are voted on by the group. 

All 2024 Dates:  third Friday of the Month:  July 19, Aug 16, Sept 20, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 20, Jan 17, Feb 21 

Titles:

July 19/August 16- Spark the Heart: Engineering Empathy in the Workplace,  Dr. Nicole Price 

https://drnicoleprice.com/book/

September 20 /October 18 - Micro Activism: How You Can Make a Difference in the World Without  a Bullhorn, Omkari L. Williams 

https://www.omkariwilliams.com/the-book

November 15 /December 20 - The Art of Holding Space: A Practice of Love, Liberation, and Leadership, Heather Plett 

https://centreforholdingspace.com/the-art-of-holding-space/

January 16 /February 21- The Serviceberry: Abundance and Reciprocity in the Natural World, Robin Wall Kimmerer (available for pre-order now) 

https://www.robinwallkimmerer.com/books

Tuesday, August 20, 2024

The most frequently asked question at previous conferences has been related to how a Leader of Volunteers can have management level influence in their organization. This year, at the 10th annual Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference, we'll be answering that question with a variety of experiences shared by some of your peers in volunteer management who have found a way.

Learn more about this unique hybrid conference presented October 22 or 23, 2024. 
Attend this 30 minute informational webinar to learn more about:
  • logistics & 'how it really works' 
  • fees & technical requirements
  • helpful advice from past host sites
  • our speakers and content
  • with plenty of time to  ask questions.
Attend with no obligation to register, just click on the zoom link to attend.  Miss one?  There are plenty more, just choose another date.  

June 6 1:30 E
June 18 4:00 E
June 27 12:30 E
July 3 Noon
July 9 1:30 E
July 18 2:00 E
July 25 2:00 E
July 31 3:00 E
Aug 8 2:30 E
Aug 14 11:30 E
Aug 20 Noon E
Aug 30 Noon E
Sept 4 Noon E
Sept 12 1:30 E
Sept 18 4:00 E
Tuesday, August 20, 2024
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.
 
Tuesday, August 20, 2024

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 20, 2024
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.
Tuesday, August 27, 2024

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 30, 2024

The most frequently asked question at previous conferences has been related to how a Leader of Volunteers can have management level influence in their organization. This year, at the 10th annual Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference, we'll be answering that question with a variety of experiences shared by some of your peers in volunteer management who have found a way.

Learn more about this unique hybrid conference presented October 22 or 23, 2024. 
Attend this 30 minute informational webinar to learn more about:
  • logistics & 'how it really works' 
  • fees & technical requirements
  • helpful advice from past host sites
  • our speakers and content
  • with plenty of time to  ask questions.
Attend with no obligation to register, just click on the zoom link to attend.  Miss one?  There are plenty more, just choose another date.  

June 6 1:30 E
June 18 4:00 E
June 27 12:30 E
July 3 Noon
July 9 1:30 E
July 18 2:00 E
July 25 2:00 E
July 31 3:00 E
Aug 8 2:30 E
Aug 14 11:30 E
Aug 20 Noon E
Aug 30 Noon E
Sept 4 Noon E
Sept 12 1:30 E
Sept 18 4:00 E

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