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

Upcoming events

    • 14 Sep 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Sacramento Tree Foundation, 191 Lathrop Way, Suite D Sacramento, CA 95815

    Working with volunteers can be difficult. Really difficult. Stay organized and keep your sanity with these lessons from our panel of seasoned volunteer managers. Don’t forget to bring your most burning questions!

    Our presenters for this event will be a panel of speakers from the DOVIA Board of Directors.

    Topics will include:

    • Time Management
    • Crucial/Difficult conversations with volunteers, staff, and supervisors
    • Volunteer Recruitment
    • Crisis Management

    Have other questions or topics you want us to cover? Email them to!

    Check In: 11am-11:30am
    Program: 11:30am-12:30pm

    Sacramento Tree Foundation
    191 Lathrop Way, Suite D
    Sacramento, CA 95815

    $10 members; $15 non-members

    • 24 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Shriners Hospitals for Children 2425 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95817
    AL!VE Hybrid Conference: Take the Leap | Embrace Change  

    Hybrid conference consists of presentations by four internationally renown volunteer leaders.

    Dana Cory Litwin, CVA

    Topics and Speakers:
    "Overcoming the Challenges in Change" - Barbara Harrington, Sponsorship Plus

    "Navigating Organizational Changes" - Carol Dixon, Providence Health Care

    "Change in Your Professional Career" - Andy Fryar, OZVPM & Better Impact

    "The Pending Changes in Society" - Erin Spink MA, Spinktank

    Lunch will be provided. 

    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Eskaton Administrative Center 5101 Manzanita Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608

    Putting the Joy Back Into Your Volunteer Program

    The role of a Volunteer Administrator is inherently JOYFUL. This lunchtime seminar will consider and strengthen one’s ability to affect the attitude and culture of their organization, spark inspiration through crafting a volunteer program with aligns with ideals and philosophies, and highlights the happiness involved in giving to others.

    Speaker: Darlene Cullivan of Eskaton Care Centers

    Check In: 11-11:30am
    Program: 11:30am-12:30pm

    Eskaton Administrative Center
    5101 Manzanita Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608

    ***There are many Eskaton locations in the Greater Sacramento area. Please enter this specific address into your GPS/map to make sure you end up at the right one!***

    • 14 Dec 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • TBD

    Give and receive the gift of resources to make your job easier this holiday season. We’ll be sharing our best tools, tricks, trainings, venues, speakers, documents, data, and ideas -- so come prepared! 

    More info TBA.

Past events

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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