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DOVIA hosts at least one monthly training opportunity or special event. Save these times and dates on your calendars and look for event invitations in your emails and social media feeds.

Important notes:  We're staying online for a while longer. Does your organization block Zoom? Be sure to test for Zoom access days in advance so you don't miss the training. Many people use their personal computers to avoid this firewall issue or schedule with IT services for permission.  We close the event at 5:00pm Pacific Time the day prior. We send the Zoom link the day before the event and the morning of the event. Sometimes the access email may go to 'promotions,' 'junk,' or 'spam' folders.

Second Thursday each Month (unless we are collaborating with another organization)

11:30 am - 1:00 pm (PST)

Save these future virtual dates:

A Mark of Excellence:  Competencies and Credentialing for Volunteer Engagement Professionals” with Katherine H. Campbell, CVA, Former Executive Director, Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration

How can we develop our own professionalism and communicate the complexity and scope of our role to others? 
  • February 10, 2022 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • Join us for a discussion on the core competencies for effective volunteer management today, two professional development options, certificates & certification and the how and why of the CVA credential

    ~Registration coming

    "Pitching Your Opportunities Today" with Jennifer Bennett, CVA, VolunteerMatch
    • -- Friday, March 18, 2022 from 9:30 am - Noon  (A fee-based workshop with DOVIA LA)

    Learn about the best ways to pitch your opportunities to potential volunteers using newer features of VolunteerMatch and how organizations under economic constraints can get a free full membership for 2022. We'll also discuss Volunteer Appreciation Week for 2022. 

    ~Registration coming

      Ideas for educational programs?  Contact programs@doviasacramento.org



      1/13/ 2022 "Connection and Connectedness" (Networking with a Volunteer Resource Gift Exchange)

      Recording (71 minutes) Introductions & DOVIA update 0:00 minutes, Resource Exchange 9:30 minutes

      12/9/21 "Problem? Solution! Leveraging Peers to Advance Your Creative Volunteer Action Plan"

      Recording (77 minutes) Introductions & Success Stories 0:00 minutes, Format Instructions & Activity about Typical Volunteer Issues 4:00 minutes, Presentations begin 6:30 minutes 

      Click on each presenter's name below to download the PowerPoint Slide:

      • Lindsey Dammann, Eskaton; Problem: inconsistent volunteer onboarding practices for all the communities @8:25 minutes
      • Almendra Johnson, Get Outdoors Nevada; Problem: getting volunteers to show up @24:40 minutes
      • Kellie Vitaich, City of Davis; Problem: groups and individuals wanting to volunteer for customized activities causing pre-planning that affects other organization departments and consistent overtime for the volunteer coordinator @44:00 minutes
      • Trish Lindvall , SMUD; Problem: employees and leadership requested continued engagement with local non-profits during Covid, requiring a re-build of the existing program @56:40 minutes

      Note-taking Worksheet in Google

      ToolBox-coming soon

      11/18/21 Booktalking! Favorite Books with Tidbits about Today's and Tomorrow's Volunteers 

      Recording (80 minutes Chair remarks 0:00, Content 8:00)

      ToolBox--Booktalking Resource-A List of Publications & Authors to Follow

      8/12/21 Zoom Techniques that Engage: Determine Your Secret Sauce

      Recording (58 minutes) Chair remarks 0:00, Content Leader 5:30

      ToolBox--Supplemental Handout

      ToolBox--Facilitator Slides

      6/10/21 Finding Your Hidden Volunteer Opportunities

      Recording (1 hour 25 minutes) Chair remarks 0:00, Content Leader 8:28, Q & A AfterParty, 43:00

      Handout-Slides (PDF Format)

      5/13/2021 Building Virtual Volunteer Relationships Today to Do What You Need To Do Tomorrow

      Recording (1 hour, 5 minutes)

      ToolBox-Idea List for Building Virtual Relationships (PDF format)

      4/8/2021 Volunteers and the Law: Myths and Misconceptions

      Recording (1 hour, 4 minutes)

      Handout-Slides (download as Google Slides to see all content)

      Handout-Slides (PDF format)

      ToolBox-Program Planning Strategy

      3/11/2021 Building and Sustaining Strong Volunteer Leadership

      Recording (1 hour, 13 minutes)


      Tool Box-Program Planning Strategy-1

      Tool Box-Program Planning Strategy-2

      2/11/2021 Strategies for Attracting Today's  Volunteers




      1/14/2021 Lessons Learned in 2020: Re-ignite Your Program in 2021

      (No Recording)

      Directors of Volunteers in Agencies
      P.O. Box 162464
      Sacramento, CA 95816

      Phone:     916.542.0835

      Email:       info@doviasacramento.org

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