FAQ

How much does it cost to be a MVMA member?

For 2016, annual MVMA memberships cost just $60 for individuals, $120 for up to three members of your agency/organization, or $30 for students. For more information about MVMA membership, or to complete a membership application, please visit the Membership page of our website.

What happens at monthly meetings?

Monthly meetings primarily consist of two parts: networking and education. Meetings offer members the opportunity to meet and talk with other individuals from the field of volunteer management. Each meeting also consists of an educational session with a speaker, small group session or panel where members have the opportunity to learn more about a specific topic in the field of volunteer management. Past topics have included how to reward volunteers, how to plan special events, how to budget for a volunteer program, dealing with difficult volunteers and risk management. Meeting locations vary so that members have the opportunity to see different event and meeting spaces in the St. Louis metropolitan area, and to make travel more convenient.

How are members of the Board of Directors selected?

Board members serve two-year terms. Board members must be nominated by members of MVMA and must be active members of MVMA in order to hold office. Voting takes place each fall for a portion of the board positions in order to ensure that only half of the board is newly elected each year. Only active members may vote. For a description of board members and a listing of current board members, please visit our Leadership page.

Why is it so important to RSVP?

In order to have the appropriate number of seats and handouts, we need to have a count of who will be attending. We appreciate you taking the time to RSVP!

Can I pay by credit card?

YES! You can now pay for memberships and meeting fees with a credit card by using the Paypal payment options on the Membership page. On the day of the meeting, MVMA accepts cash or checks only. We are always happy to provide you with a receipt.