Upcoming Meetings & Workshops

    • 16 Aug 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom

    This session will provide participants with an introductory overview of trauma, as well as its impact.  Participants will also being to explore vicarious traumatic stress – the lingering effects of exposure to others trauma.  While we often consider the impact of vicarious traumatic stress on paid staff, the impact on volunteers who embrace our organizational missions is too often overlooked.  Recognizing that our volunteers are part of the communities we serve, and, in addition, they experience vicarious traumatic stress as a result of their service.  By integrating this understanding of trauma and vicarious traumatic stress, organizations can better empower their volunteers and support their longevity.

    • 20 Sep 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Some organizations collapse under challenging times, while others thrive. In this workshop, we’ll explore what makes a strong nonprofit brand and what every organization can do now to be well positioned when times get tough. By the end of session, you’ll know:

    • Where you and your organization stand on the ready-for-anything scale
    • The key ingredients of a prepared and resilient brand (and your role in building one!)
    • Actionable steps YOU can take to build a thriving, ready-for-anything organization

Past Events

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

Photos from MVMA April 2019 Meeting  - Preventing Burnout for Volunteers (and Coordinators) 

hosted by Duo Dogs - April 16, 2019

Dog Therapy, Creation Station, Relaxation Station (massages and breathing exercises)



MVMA Preventing Burnout for Volunteers (and Coordinators)  hosted by Duo Dogs - April 16, 2019

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