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    • 07 May 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    • 16 May 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Girl Scouts Headquarters, 6601 Elvas Ave Sacramento, CA 95819
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    2024 DOVIA Sacramento

    Awards CEREMONY

    Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) Sacramento collected three categories of nominations: Youth Volunteer of the Year, Individual Volunteer of the Year and Volunteer Manager of the Year.

    Nominees will be contacted by DOVIA shortly after the nomination due date of April 12, 2024.

    Awards Ceremony

    DOVIA will introduce and honor all nominees and announce the winners with an awards ceremony on May 16, 2024 from 4-6 pm at the Girl Scouts Heart of Central California Headquarters. We encourage all nominees and nominators to attend on this special day. Please register for the free Awards Ceremony



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    • 04 Jun 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    • 13 Jun 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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    Why this topic?

    Based on recent census data, the Latinx population continues to grow. Is your volunteer force representative of your Latinx community? Do you notice a gap in representation? Are you looking for ways to engage and retain Latinx volunteers as part of your organization’s volunteer program? Is your organization equipped for the inclusion of more Latinx volunteers? Would you like to learn more about how volunteerism and the Latinx community intersect for your organization?

    We will begin with a foundational understanding of Latinx, language, and the latest census results. Following, we will discuss ways to assess the current state of your volunteer program in terms of the Latinx communities you serve using census data. Together, we will review ways you can strategize for the future state you want to see in your volunteer force. Lastly, we will end with tips and best practices to attract, engage, recruit, recognize, retain, and support your Latinx volunteers.

    Your take-aways:

    ~Assess your organization's current state of Latinx representation

    ~Plan for the future state of Latinx representation you want to see in you program

    ~Learn some applicable tips to recruit and retain Latinx volunteers

      Meet Monica Jasso

      Above all, Monica has committed herself to viewing all from a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion. DEI is a life commitment for her, not a practice or a job. 

       She holds over 25 years of experience working with adult learners and over 14 years working directly with volunteers. 

      Monica Jasso has undergone a big career change this year. She was recently the Director of Engagement for Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest. While she is still assisting in that role part-time, she also works full time for her local workforce board helping with economic development AND where she agreed to co-chair their diversity, equity, and inclusion committee. 

      A proud Fronteriza, born in El Paso, Texas, she attended Texas A&M University, and finds purpose in advancing social good to positively impact communities.

      Monica notes three key markers in her professional career - changing the trajectory of her career from the corporate to the nonprofit sector, earning her Certificate in Volunteer Administration (CVA), and earning the 2022 Impact Award celebrating exemplary leadership of volunteer engagement professionals. 

      Monica is always happy to connect at


    Save the Date

    DOVIA Sacramento hosts at least one monthly training opportunity the 2nd Thursday of the month as a "Lunch & Learn" at 11:30am PST or a special event such as our Annual Awards Ceremony each Spring. Save these times and dates on your calendars and look for event invitations in your emails and social media feeds.

    Volunteer nominations are due in March/April--check out our Volunteer Page for last year's information:

    April 11, 2024 -- Join us for a Morning Meet & Greet in Sacramento

    May 16, 2024 -- Our In-Person Annual Awards Ceremony highlighting local volunteers and volunteer program managers

    Consider training your peers!  We are "Calling for Trainers" Click this link for our Proposal Instructions

    *AL!VE Academy Monthly Webinars are free for Individual, Agency and Local Association members.  If you registered as a Local association member, like DOVIA Sacramento, please be sure you list your local association's acronym (DOVIA Sacramento ) in the registration. One example is under last name: Last Name - DOVIA Sacramento.  The general public is welcome to attend, but will be billed $25 after attending and will receive a copy of the slide deck, recording, and attendance certificate upon request.

    • Important notes: 

      • Registration closes 5:00pm Pacific Time the day prior. 
      • Our Board members are volunteers.  Once we are in the learning workshop, we are participating and not checking registration. So sorry, we won't receive an email or a voicemail.
      • 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 send the Zoom link a day or two before the event and the morning of the event (Pacific Time). Sometimes the access email may go to 'promotions,' 'junk,' or 'spam' folders.


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

    Phone:     916.542.0835


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