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

Upcoming events

    • 23 Oct 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Shriners Hospital for Children—Northern California 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817

    Three presentations from dynamic, knowledgeable, and engaging trainers are live streamed to your local group.  A local facilitator guides group discussions in concert with the trainers.

    Registration at 9am.
    Conference from 9:30am-3:30pm.

    Shriners Hospital for Children—Northern California
    2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817

    Lunch is provided.

    $35 for members and non-members

    This Year's Presentations:
    Cultivating and Empowering Volunteer Leadership
    Heidi Jakop, CVA

    Empowering your volunteers to take ownership, initiative, and lead provides opportunities for your volunteers to grow and flourish, just like your organization. Surrounding yourself with those who have strengths and talents that differ from yours not only builds your organizations capacity but allows staff to hone new skills as you work alongside them.

    This session will share examples, steps, and opportunities for cultivating and empowering leadership in your volunteers and engaging a diversely talented team. Drawing from the Servant Leadership style, we will also explore creating the conditions and environment that allow volunteers to shine.

    Heidi Jakop, CVA is the Director, Volunteer Engagement for Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association. Heidi is the President of the Administrators of Volunteer Resources of BC. Heidi was most recently an instructor at Langara College for the Volunteer Coordinator Certificate Program and facilitates workshops and webinars for university, municipality, volunteer centres, and professional associations.

    How I’ve learned to lead my way and take charge of my day
    Angela Williamson, CVA

    I want anyone listening to find at least 1 idea that they can implement that moment, or the next day to either save them time, create larger capacity of volunteering in their organization, or empower them to add volunteers in their own work. A practical talk with many take-away points.

    Angela Williamson, CVA, has been the volunteer manager at Hagley Museum & Library in Delaware for 11 years. She has been the president of the Delaware Association of Volunteer Administrators (DAVA) 4 years and supporting in other roles in other years. She worked in education at a public garden prior to Hagley. She loves pursuing and promoting volunteering as an important role in society. Angela comes from the US Midwest of friendly people.


    Getting a Seat at the Table: How your peers went from Coordinator to Director and from a Do-er to an Influencer
    Beth Steinhorn

    In this session, participants will:
    • Understand where they can find research to support strategic volunteer engagement.
    • By hearing case studies from the field, learn at least three different paths for advocating for strategic engagement.
    • Gain tips on how to get a seat at the leadership table and shift from managing volunteers to, instead, serving as an internal consultant to support staff from across the organization in effectively engaging and supporting volunteers.

    Beth Steinhorn is the President of VQ Volunteer Strategies and partners with organizations and their leadership to increase their impact through strategic and innovative engagement. The author of multiple books and articles on strategic volunteer engagement, she is a popular speaker and trainer, known for her interactive and inspiring presentations.

    • 08 Nov 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Girl Scouts Heart of Central California 6601 Elvas Ave., Sacramento, CA 95819

    Diversity Training

    Is your program open and welcoming to all people? Learn how to evaluate your program and institute any needed changes to ensure your program engages everyone.

    Cost: $10 members/$15 non-members

    Location: Girl Scouts Heart of Central California

    6601 Elvas Ave., Sacramento, CA 95819

    Time: 11 a.m. (registration), 11:30-12:30 (program)

    • 10 Jan 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Sacramento Children’s Home 2750 Sutterville Rd., Sacramento CA 95820

    Networking/Resource Exchange

    Begin the year by meeting new community members and learning about available resources. Bring your business cards and be ready to mingle and meet!

    Cost: $10 members/$15 non-members

    Location: Sacramento Children’s Home

    2750 Sutterville Rd., Sacramento CA 95820

    Time: 2:30 p.m. (registration), 3-4:30 pm. (program)

    • 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

    DOVIA’s annual event honors a youth volunteer with a $500 scholarship and recognizes a Volunteer Coordinator of the Year. Join us as we celebrate the nominees and announce the winners for this year’s annual awards.

    Cost: Free

    Location: Shriners Hospital for Children—Northern California

    2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817

    Time: 5:30 p.m. (registration), 6-7 p.m. (program)

    • 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)
    • 09 May 2019

    • 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

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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