Upcoming Meetings & Workshops

    • 27 Jun 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Forest Park Forever | Learning Lab | 5595 Grand Dr, St. Louis, MO 63112
    • 18
    Volunteer management always calls upon our ability to support our volunteers, but this skill is especially necessary when volunteers encounter challenging circumstances. Whether the situation is specific to the volunteer’s personal life or to the nature of the volunteer service they provide, being able to respond appropriately and provide support is an essential skill of volunteer leadership. In this presentation, we’ll explore best practices for supporting volunteers through challenging circumstances, from personal struggles such as a health diagnosis, to challenges related to their volunteering, such as the death of a client or situations involving secondary trauma. The better able you are to support your volunteers, the stronger your volunteer program will be, so please join us for this informative and interactive presentation, led by an experienced volunteer director and hospice bereavement specialist. 

    Speaker: Dr. Julie Strassman, Manager of Support Services for Bethesda Hospice Care

    Dr. Julie Strassman is the Manager of Support Services for Bethesda Hospice Care, overseeing the programs for volunteer support, spiritual care, bereavement care, and veterans’ services. She has over a decade of experience in volunteer management and is also an experienced grief care specialist. She received her Doctorate of Ministry in 2022 and is a frequent presenter on volunteer management, spiritual care, and bereavement care. Julie has most recently presented for the Network for Strong Communities, the Missouri League of Nursing, the Missouri Association for Assisted Living, and the 2022 Midwest Regional Conference on Palliative & End of Life Care. She is a former MVMA board member and the recipient of MVMA’s 2019 Volunteer Director of the Year award. She is excited to reconnect with MVMA and share her expertise in volunteer coordination and care. 

    Lunch will be provided.  To ensure we have enough food and beverage, please register for this meeting by Sunday, June 25 .

    Parking is available in twin lots located directly to the south of the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center.

Past Events

27 Apr 2023 Managing the New Breed of Volunteers
29 Mar 2023 MVMA Meet & Greet
23 Feb 2023 MVMA Meet & Greet
15 Nov 2022 MVMA Annual Meeting and Awards
2 Nov 2022 Volunteer Director of the Year Award Selection Committee
18 Oct 2022 Lead With Your Heart Without Losing Your Head
20 Sep 2022 Building the Ready-for-Anything Nonprofit Brand
16 Aug 2022 Trauma Informed Practice for Non-Profit Workers
7 Jul 2022 Grant Writing Basics to Supplement Your Volunteer Program
21 Jun 2022 Disability Inclusive Volunteer Management
31 May 2022 Network with Impact – Connect and Persuade Others to Your Cause
26 Apr 2022 Exploring Our Multiple Identities: Who are you, how do you show up and what power dynamics exist?
30 Mar 2022 Social Media Marketing for Non-Profits
1 Feb 2022 Welcome to MVMA and Success Networking Teams!
12 Nov 2021 MVMA Annual Meeting and Awards
4 Nov 2021 Volunteer Director of the Year Award Selection Committee
28 Oct 2021 From Bureaucracy to Community: Reclaiming our Community Roots in Volunteer Engagement
30 Sep 2021 Change Management for Volunteers
26 Aug 2021 Virtual Happy Hour
25 Jun 2021 No One "Right Way": Imagining New Systems for Volunteer Engagement
21 May 2021 Crafting Inclusive Volunteer Recruitment Messages
16 Apr 2021 Affordable Ways to Communicate With and Engage Your Volunteers
18 Mar 2021 Virtual Volunteer Appreciation for 2021
18 Feb 2021 8 Strategies for Creating a More Inclusive Volunteer Program
14 Jan 2021 Virtual Morning Mingle
12 Nov 2020 MVMA Annual Meeting and Awards
9 Nov 2020 Volunteer Director of the Year Award Selection Committee
15 Oct 2020 Building Volunteer Programs for Diverse Communities
21 Aug 2020 Embracing Change in Our New Normal - Part 2
16 Jul 2020 Virtual Coffee Talk
18 Jun 2020 Embracing Change in Our New Normal
21 May 2020 Virtual Coffee Talk
17 Apr 2020 Virtual Volunteering: Engaging Volunteers in the Current Time of Social Distancing
27 Mar 2020 CANCELLED - Cutting Edge Methods to Recruit, Communicate With and Inspire Volunteers - UMSL Workshop
28 Feb 2020 Back to Basics – Maximizing Your Volunteer Program Through Best Practices
31 Jan 2020 Morning Mingle
15 Nov 2019 MVMA Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon
24 Oct 2019 Creating Meaningful Volunteer Experiences Across Generations
27 Sep 2019 Hot Topics in Volunteer Management - UMSL Workshop
20 Aug 2019 Virtual/Remote Volunteering
25 Jul 2019 Networking Best Practices - Happy Hour Event
28 Jun 2019 Developing Volunteer Potential - UMSL Workshop
17 May 2019 Growing a Young Friends Program / Junior Board
16 Apr 2019 Preventing Burnout for Volunteers (and Coordinators!)
29 Mar 2019 Managing Meaningful Group Volunteer Experiences - UMSL Workshop
21 Feb 2019 Building a Volunteer Base in a New Community
18 Jan 2019 Morning Mingle
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