DOVIA hosts at least one training opportunity or special event each month. Check out what we have planned through July 2017.

Upcoming events

    • 14 Feb 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services 3333 3rd Ave., Sacramento, CA 95817

    Career Development: Learn about the Certificate in Volunteer Administration (CVA)

    Further your career by earning the CVA. Learn the steps to becoming certified and enhance your professional standing within your organization and field.

    Cost: $10 members/$15 non-members

    Location: Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services

    3333 3rd Ave., Sacramento, CA 95817

    Time: 8:30 (registration), 9-10:30 a.m. (program)

    • 14 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Shriner's Hospital for Children - Northern California, 2425 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817

    DOVIA Awards

    March 14, 2019

    5:30pm Registration

    6pm to 7pm Program

    Free for all attendees!

    Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) is proud to present three recognition awards: the Youth Volunteer of the Year, Individual Volunteer of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Volunteer Engagement Award. Nominations for these awards are open to eligible individuals that have completed volunteer service or coordinated volunteer efforts in Sacramento over the past year.

    A panel of community leaders, independent of DOVIA board of directors and members, reviews each nomination and chooses a winner in each category. Nominees will be contacted by DOVIA shortly after the nomination due date of February 15, 2019.

    Award Categories

    Youth Volunteer of the Year: This award goes to a youth volunteer under age 21 who has contributed a minimum 25 hours of service within the past year.  This youth must be a student.  The winner receives the $500 Margaret Einsphar Memorial Scholarship.

    Individual Volunteer of the Year:  This award goes to a volunteer over the age of 21 who has contributed a minimum of 25 hours of service within the past year.  The winner receives a $100 honorarium gift to their organization.

    Outstanding Achievement in Volunteer Engagement: (Paid/Unpaid Position) Coordinator or Director for charitable, private nonprofit or public organization demonstrating effective volunteer management. The winner receives a $100 honorarium gift to their organization in addition to a one year free DOVIA individual membership.


    All nominee volunteer organizations must provide service for the community at large. Groups providing members-only services are not eligible. Service organizations must endorse nominations. Volunteer service may have been performed on work release time, without pay or for student course credit. Out of pocket expense reimbursement is permissible. Volunteer service must have been performed in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer or El Dorado Counties. Current DOVIA board members are not eligible for Outstanding Achievement in Volunteer Engagement award. Nominated service work must have been performed between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.

    Past winners of the three awards are not eligible to win.

    Click here to submit a nomination.

    • 11 Apr 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • California Automobile Museum 2200 Front St., Sacramento, CA 95817

    Volunteer Management for 1 Day Events

    Does your organization host large one-day events that require you to recruit and organize hundreds of volunteers? Hear tips and tools of the trade from volunteer managers experienced in handling large scale events.

    Cost: $10 members/$15 non-members

    Location: California Automobile Museum

    2200 Front St., Sacramento, CA 95817

    Time: 11 a.m. (registration), 11:30-1 (program)

    • 13 Jun 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Plates, 14 Business Park Way, Sacramento, CA 95828

    This is a great opportunity to bring that special volunteer(s) to lunch and recognize them for the impact they are making at your organization. Each Volunteer Manager will have the opportunity to introduce their volunteer(s) and share why they are special to your organization. This is a wonderful feel good event! All volunteers leave with a small gift.

    Cost: $25 per person

    Location: Plates Café

    14 Business Park Way, Sacramento, CA 95828

    Time: 11 a.m. (registration), 11:30- 1 p.m. (program)

Past events

10 Jan 2019 Networking/Resource Exchange
08 Nov 2018 Diversity Training
23 Oct 2018 "Alive" Hybrid Conference
20 Sep 2018 Volunteer Management Basics - Recruitment, Retention, Recognition
15 Aug 2018 Corporate Connections
12 Jul 2018 Bring your Favorite Volunteer to Lunch
14 Jun 2018 Strategic Planning for your Volunteer Program
17 May 2018 Quick Connect: Attraction and Engagement of Today's Volunteers
12 Apr 2018 Exploring Current Issues in Volunteer Management
08 Mar 2018 DOVIA Awards
08 Feb 2018 ROVI -- Return On Volunteer Investment
11 Jan 2018 Mixer & Resource Exchange
09 Nov 2017 Putting Joy Back Into Your Volunteer Program
24 Oct 2017 Alive Conference
14 Sep 2017 Survival Skills
10 Aug 2017 Great Presentations
13 Jul 2017 Bring Your Favorite Volunteer to Lunch
08 Jun 2017 Risk Management for Volunteer Programs
17 May 2017 Corporate Connections
13 Apr 2017 DiSC Assessment: Finding Your Volunteers' Happy Place
09 Mar 2017 DOVIA Awards
09 Feb 2017 How to Make the Volunteer Team Work
12 Jan 2017 Conflict Resolution for Non-Profits
08 Dec 2016 Staff and the Volunteer Ambassador
10 Nov 2016 Evaluating Volunteers and Staff
13 Oct 2016 Team Building, Team Culture & Emotional Intelligence
13 Sep 2016 Alive/Better Impact Conference
11 Aug 2016 Volunteer Program Tune Up
14 Jul 2016 Bring your Favorite Volunteer to Lunch
09 Jun 2016 Volunteer Management Resources Round Table
12 May 2016 Staff Development- Delegation and Empowerment
14 Apr 2016 Recognition on a Budget
10 Mar 2016 DOVIA Awards
11 Feb 2016 The Volunteer Management Professional
14 Jan 2016 Volunteers into Donors
10 Dec 2015 Interviewing Volunteers
12 Nov 2015 Recruiting Smarter Not Harder
08 Oct 2015 Ideas and Leading Trends in the Volunteer World
10 Sep 2015 How to Get and Utilize Faith-based Volunteers
13 Aug 2015 Spotlight Session - Hot Topics
09 Jul 2015 Building Capacity in Your Organization Through Skills Based Pro Bono Service
11 Jun 2015 Volunteer Appreciation Event - Bring your Favorite Volunteer to Lunch
14 May 2015 How to Start an Internship Program
09 Apr 2015 Corporate Connections
12 Mar 2015 DOVIA Awards
12 Feb 2015 Inter Office Challenges: Developing staff and volunteer trust and relationship building
08 Jan 2015 Train the Trainer
18 Dec 2014 Recruitment: Recruiting volunteers (short and long term). How to set up festival tables and recruitment presentations.
13 Nov 2014 Statistics Lie - How to put your data to work! (Program Evaluations)
09 Oct 2014 Corporate Connections - CANCELLED!!!!!
11 Sep 2014 Managing dual responsibilities while working with volunteers. Organizational tips to help you stay on task and on target.
14 Aug 2014 "War Stories" How to deal with difficult Volunteers and Donors
17 Jul 2014 2014 Annual DOVIA Awards Ceremony!
12 Jun 2014 Volunteers in Leadership Roles
08 May 2014 Defining Volunteer Opportunities for Non-traditional volunteers: Disabled/ Court Mandated/AARP
10 Apr 2014 Treat Your Volunteer to Lunch!
13 Mar 2014 Awesome Internships: Work experience/Internships
13 Feb 2014 Unleashing the Passion and Power of a whole new breed of Volunteer with Tom McKee
09 Jan 2014 Episodic Volunteers: One time, youth and groups:
12 Dec 2013 Turning Volunteers into Donors
14 Nov 2013 Different Strokes for Different Folks: Successful Management of Diverse Social Styles:
10 Oct 2013 Best Practices Tool Kit
12 Sep 2013 Branding for Volunteer Programs
08 Aug 2013 Bring a problem, Leave with a solution: Solving your biggest challenges
11 Jul 2013 Treat Your Volunteer to Lunch!
13 Jun 2013 Betty Stallings: Training Busy Staff to Succeed with Volunteers
09 May 2013 Forging Connections - Training and Mixer
11 Apr 2013 Volunteer Community Award Ceremony!
14 Mar 2013 Less is More: Small Ideas with a BIG Impact!
14 Feb 2013 Youth Volunteers: The WHY and HOW
10 Jan 2013 The Corporate Connection: Learn how to partner with local businesses
13 Dec 2012 Bah Humbug! Redirecting Problem Volunteers with Bill Wittich
08 Nov 2012 Strategic Planning for Your Volunteer Program
25 Oct 2012 Safety First! Occupational and Safety Training
13 Sep 2012 Spread the Word through Print Media!
09 Aug 2012 Volunteer Management Resources Round Table!
12 Jul 2012 Treat Your Favorite Volunteer!
14 Jun 2012 Advanced Social Media Workshop
10 May 2012 Meet Your Match with Volunteer Match
12 Apr 2012 Take Your Volunteer Program to the Next Level!
08 Mar 2012 Safe & Sane!
09 Feb 2012 I Heart Volunteers!
12 Jan 2012 The Corporate Connection: Learn how to partner with local businesses
08 Dec 2011 Career Development: Learn about the Certificate in Volunteer Administration
10 Nov 2011 Local Media!
28 Oct 2011 Volunteer Spirit Awards
08 Sep 2011 Savvy Stats for Your Volunteer Program
11 Aug 2011 Writing a Winning Volunteer Spirit Nomination
14 Jul 2011 Celebrating Amazing Volunteers
14 Jun 2011 Legal & Insurance Issues in Volunteer Management
12 May 2011 Social Media Workshop

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