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DOVIA Sacramento!


Keep up to date on the latest in Volunteer Administration with DOVIA's exciting line-up of events!

2014-2015 DOVIA Programs and Trainings

  • August 14, 2014 - War Stories
  • September 11, 2014 -Time Management 
  • November 13, 2014 - Program Evaluations
  • December 11, 2014 - Recruitment
  • January 8, 2015 - Train the Trainer
  • February 12, 2015 - Inter Office Challenges
  • March 12, 2015 - DOVIA Awards
  • April 9, 2015 - Corporate Connections
  • Mary 14, 2015 - How to start an internship prorgram
  • June 11, 2015 - Brainstorming Mixer
  • July 9, 2015 - Taproot

Upcoming events

    • 12 Mar 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Shriner's Hospital for Children - 2425 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA

    Please join us for the Annual



    to honor our community's exceptional Youth Volunteers and Volunteer Coordinators.

    March 12th, 2015

    from 5-6pm


    Shriner's Hospitals for Children

    2425 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA



    Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) is proud to present two recognition awards: the Youth Volunteer of the Year and Volunteer Coordinator of the Year. 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 21, 2015.

    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. The winner receives the $500 Margaret Einspahr Memorial Scholarship.

    Volunteer Coordinator of the Year: (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 Volunteer Coordinator of the Year award. Nominated service work must have been performed between January 2014 and January 2015.

    REQUIRED: Please submit 1 picture of your nominee by the deadline of February 21, 2015 by email to: volunteer@uwccr.org.
    OPTIONAL: (Strongly encouraged): Please submit a 30 second video explaining why your nominee deserves to be honored OR of your nominee in action to volunteer@uwccr.org. If texting the video is easier, please email volunteer@uwccr.org to get phone number to send video to. Pictures and videos will be used during the awards ceremony on March 12th, 2015 from 5:00pm-6:00pm at Shriner's Hospitals for Children located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento.


    Nomination form:



Past events

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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P.O. Box 13522, Sacramento, CA, 95853

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