Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement
Calendar of Events

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September 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 September 2024
Tuesday, September 3, 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, September 4, 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, September 12, 2024
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, September 12, 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, September 12, 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.
 
Friday, September 13, 2024
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 4 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!   
Monday, September 16, 2024
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, September 17, 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. 

Wednesday, September 18, 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, September 18, 2024
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. Hosted by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA). For more information, visit https://www.cvacert.org. 
Wednesday, September 18, 2024
Meet your peers and colleagues at an AL!VE Member webinar!

September 18, 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, September 19, 2024
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, September 19, 2024
Emergency Response Volunteer Programs COP
Join in the conversation about volunteers programs that manages volunteers who respond during an emergency.  This is a very broad range from citizen corps, Red Cross, government, state, federal and non-profit.  Share success and struggles during blue skies, gray skies and black skies.  How to keep your volunteers engaged year around when things are (enter Q word here).  Between meetings, share burning questions or share resources on the Emergency Response Volunteer Programs message board here https://mms.volunteeralive.org/members/forum/board_list.php (Must be signed in to Member Log In).  This is where we can share best practices, ask questions, brag, vent and connect. 
*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    

 
This COP meets at 2 PM Eastern on :

2024:  March 14, June 20, Sept 19, Nov 14

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, September 19, 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, September 20, 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

Monday, September 23, 2024 - Friday, October 11, 2024
~ More information to be posted in June 2024
Monday, September 23, 2024
September AL!VE Academy:  Bridging Generational Communication Gaps in the Nonprofit Workplace

September 23, 2:00 P for 60 minutes

More informaiton and registration coming soon!
Monday, September 23, 2024
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.
Wednesday, September 25, 2024

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 for you, how the exam is created, what the application, preparation, and certification process is, and when you will be ready. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2024
Local Associations Communities of Practice 

Join your peers involved in your local association (DOVIA, AVA, etc)


Q1 COP
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 10am PT/1pm ET
Topic: Membership recruitment, increasing participation, and AL!VE benefits
Subtopics: Reduced fees, scholarships, who are the stakeholders to contact and recruit for membership
 
Q2 COP
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 10am PT/1pm ET
Topic: Meeting and event planning/refresh
Subtopics: Event varieties (breakfasts, coffee hours, mid-day, happy hours, book clubs, professional development training, networking), out of the box ideas, planning calendars, increased costs
 
Q3 COP
Date: Wednesday, September 25, 10am PT/1pm ET
Topic: Speakers list and resources
Subtopics: What are the budgets and going rates, how to get sponsorships or trades, hybrid or remote options

5th Annual Summit
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 10am PT/1pm ET
Topics: Round table topics to be voted on by registrants

2023 topics can be found in the members only area, under Resources/File Archive and  include:
Financial and Legal –  
Financial Frameworks
Board Insurance
Fundraising
 
Marketing and Outreach  
Communications and Networking
Member Recruitment and Benefits
Program Planning and Event Logistics
 
Succession Planning  
Leadership Implementation and Sustainability
Board Structure and Support
Administrative Framework and Removing Barriers

AL!VE local association members can invite as many attendees as they like; within this registration you can register everyone.
You can access these Local Association COP past recordings in the file archive section on the members only page. 

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