2018 Program & Social Calendar

NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: 2018 MVVMA programs will be held on the third floor of the Salem Evangelical Church (455 Locust St NE, Salem, Oregon 97301).

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FEBRUARY 8: Ideas Cause Ideas: Volunteer Management Cycle Show and Tell

Format: Membership show and tell

Participate in this interactive, show and tell, look at the volunteer management cycle. Attendees are invited to bring examples of their organization’s volunteer management cycle materials (i.e. position descriptions, volunteer application, recruitment materials, training documents, volunteer handbooks, tokens of appreciation, evaluation forms, volunteer satisfaction surveys, etc.) to show and explain to the group. Don’t forget a camera! Attendees are only going to bring one copy/example of their show and tell items, so if you see something you like, simply snap a picture for future reference.  


MARCH 8: Internships - Part 1: Connecting with local Service Learning Departments

Hear from a panel of service learning department representatives from local colleges and universities. Learn about their programs, opportunities to partner, and how to connect with students. Participate in a two-way dialogue about how students and service learning departments can better engage with volunteer managers and vice versa.


APRIL 12: Internships - Part 2: Re-thinking Internships & Designing Learning Objectives

Presenter: Adry Clark Director, Director of Service Learning & Career Development at WOU
Internships can come in a variety shapes and sizes and require the presence of clearly defined learning objectives that relate to the professional goals the student’s academic coursework. Learn how internships can be reimagined to benefit your organization and remove barriers for students, and how to develop meaningful learning objectives. There will also be a brief presentation on ‘Handshake’, the online platform recently adopted by many of the local colleges and universities as the primary tool to help connect students to internships.


APRIL 26: Spring Social at Panera Bread (12-1 p.m.)
Panera Bread (2825 Commercial St. SE in Salem) www.panerabread.com

Get to know your peers. Enjoy a lunch break away from your desk. Discuss the finer points of volunteer recruitment or just kick back and relax. Enjoy a delicious bowl of soup or artisanal sandwich to go along with great conversations.All local volunteer managers are welcome to attend. Don't forget your name tag.


MAY 10: Ready to Support, Ready to Serve: Biases, Stereotypes, Stigmas

Presenter: Dr. Yolanda Martinez, Chemeketa Community Colleges Human Services Program
We all have assumptions. If we’re not aware of these assumptions, they can creep into our assessment of the people we encounter and unknowingly (sometimes negatively) influence our behavior. This can be problematic for volunteer managers who are attempting to attract and retain a diverse volunteer base or for volunteers who interact with diverse populations at your organization. This presentation will discuss the importance of cultural competency, identify how to check our own biases, 
and stigmas, and help prepare volunteers to support those served by your organization.


JUNE 14: Big Shoes to Fill: Succession Planning Roadmap

Presenter: Janet Yousey, President of Grenell Consulting Company

Planned or unplanned, is your organization prepared to march on without you? Succession planning is a critical component to any key position (yes, that includes volunteer managers) within an organization. Learn why succession planning is important, how you can be prepared, and even how to do a practice run to see if your succession plan works.


JULY 12: Summer Social at Santiam Brewing (5-7 p.m.)

Santiam Brewing (2544 19th SE in Salem) www.santiambrewing.com

Get to know your peers. Enjoy a few beers. Discuss the finer points of volunteer recruitment or just kick back and relax. This casual evening social can be whatever you want it to be: professional development or an hour to recharge your battery. All local volunteer managers are welcome to attend. 5  lucky attendees will get a free pint of their favorite brew or cider. Don't forget your name tag.


AUGUST: No Program. Enjoy the sunshine. 


SEPTEMBER 13: Better Together: Strengthening Volunteer and Employee Relations
Format: Roundtable Discussion

A critical issue in volunteer management is creating teamwork between volunteers and the paid staff with whom they interact. Engage with your peers in roundtable discussions to identify pain points, share ideas on how to strengthen the relationship and hear success stories.


OCTOBER 4: Fall Social at Oregon Crepe Cafe & Bakery (8-9 a.m.)

Oregon Crepe Cafe (315 High St. SE in Salem) www.oregoncrepe.com

Get to know your peers. Discuss the finer points of volunteer recruitment or just kick back and celebrate national cinnamon roll day. This casual breakfast social can be whatever you want it to be: professional development or an hour to kick-start your day. All local volunteer managers are welcome to attend. 5 lucky attendees will get a free cup of their favorite coffee or tea. Don't forget your name tag.


OCTOBER: Signature Training

Stay tuned for details.


NOVEMBER 5: International Volunteer Managers Day Celebration

The Mid-Valley Volunteer Managers Association invites all local volunteer managers to celebrate International Volunteer Managers Day at their annual IVMD breakfast. Stay tuned for details.

DECEMBER 13: Waffles and Wisdom

The MVVMA leadership team invites all current and interested volunteer administrators to join in a year-end celebration featuring waffles, networking and a bonus mini-training. Free for all local volunteer managers.


ADMISSION All 2018 Professional Development Programs, excluding Signature Trainings, are included in a 2018 Season Pass Membership. Purchase your MVVMA Season Pass Membership at www.mvvma.org. Not a member or missed the Season Pass Membership deadline? Pay $10 at the door (cash or check only).



See upcoming NOVAA Events  


2017 MVVMA Members

Salem Multicultural Institute
Catholic Community Services
City of Salem Community Development
Marion County Volunteer Services
Gilbert House Children's Museum
Family Tree Relief Nursery
Oregon State Library
Corban University Reach Program
Office Of the Long Term Care Ombudsman
City of Salem Parks
Tokyo International University
Deepwood Museum
Willamette Humane Society
Habitat for Humanity of the Willamette Valley
Samaritan Health Services
Northwest Senior and Disability Services
Oregon Garden
The Salvation Army of Marion and Polk Counties
University of Oregon
Oregon State Parks and Recreation
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Family Building Blocks

Salem's Riverfront Carousel
Center for Hope and Safety
Oregon Judicial Department Citizen Review Board
Trillium Family Services
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Center 50+
Oregon Department of Justice - Consumer Services


Important Dates

April 23-29, 2017

National Volunteer Week


November 5

International Volunteer Managers Day

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