Upcoming Meetings & Workshops

    • 27 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • UMSL, 1 University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121 - Anheuser Busch Hall (ABH) - Room #4

     Class description:

    Ask any volunteer coordinator what their biggest challenges are, and these topics will inevitably come up! From recruiting volunteers to managing challenging volunteers, our roster of local volunteer management experts will provide best practices to help tackle your top concerns. Facilitated by Katelind Hosie, MVMA President and Lead Volunteer Center Manager for the United Way of Greater St. Louis, this fast-paced day of speakers will give attendees practical strategies that they can apply to their own volunteer programs. 

    Topics and Presenters:   

    Dealing with "Problem" Volunteers   - Karen Englert, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis

    Volunteer Training Best Strategies - Stephanie Moreland, Circle of Concern

    Volunteer Recruitment - Stephanie McCreary, Oasis

    Special Population Volunteers - Curtis Parsons, Missouri Botanical Garden

    Creative Ways to Engage Volunteers - Jessa Glick, Easter Seals Midwest 

    Cost: 

    $60 for MVMA members with promotion code , $80 for non-members

    Promotion code for MVMA members can be found in the "Member's Only" page of the MVMA website.  MVMA members will need to log in to the MVMA webiste to view the "Member's Only" page.    

    Registration:

    Please click on this "Register" link below to register and pay for this workshop. This link will take you to the UMSL website to register and purchase the workshop. 

    REGISTER

    Parking: 

    Parking information will be provided by UMSL once you have registered and paid for your course.   A temporary parking permit will be provided. 

    Chancellor's Certificate in Volunteer Management:

    This class qualifies toward the noncredit Chancellor's Certificate in Volunteer Management.  This certificate is a partnership between the UMSL NPML program, and the Metropolitan Volunteer Management Association (MVMA)In order to obtain this noncredit chancellor's certificate, individuals must enroll, and complete , 16 or more hours of training in classes and/or events that are produced as part of the collaboration between MVMA and the NPML program. 

    • 24 Oct 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Forest Park Visitor Center, LEARNING LAB, 5595 Grand Drive, St. Louis, MO 63112
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    Volunteering is no longer just for the student needing service hours or the retiree looking to fill their time—it’s for the entire family. From toddlers and teens in Generation Z to our Baby-boomer grandparents, volunteering has become a way for all ages to give back. Join MVMA as we discuss how we can make sure those from all generations have a meaningful service experience, even when each age group might have wildly different expectations.


    Speaker - Patrick Young, HR and Volunteer Program Director at Doorways  


    Parking - complimentary parking in the parking lots across from the Visitor Center.  


    Complimentary lunch will be provided to those attending.  To ensure we have enough food and beverage, please register for this meeting by Tuesday, October 22.


    • 1 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Bloom Cafe 5200 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
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    Each year at our Annual Meeting in November, MVMA recognizes one of our outstanding members as Volunteer Director of the Year. The winner is selected by an Awards Selection Committee. Any MVMA member is welcomed to be a part of the committee. The committee will meet only once on Friday, November 1, 9:00am-10:30am to discuss and vote on applications. Please email Katelind Hosie at president@mvma-stl.org if you have questions. If you would like to be a part of this great experience all you have to do is register for the event. Since we will be meeting at Bloom Cafe everyone who attends will get a free beverage of their choosing. 

    Each year at our Annual Meeting in November, MVMA recognizes one of our outstanding members as Volunteer Director of the Year. The winner is selected by an Awards Selection Committee. Any MVMA member is welcomed to be a part of the committee. The committee will meet only once on Friday November 1, 9:00am-10:30am at to discuss and vote on applications. Please email Katelind Hosie at president@mvma-stl.org if you have questions. If you would like to be apart of this great experience all you have to do is register for the event. Since we will be meeting at Bloom Cafe everyone who attends will get a free beverage of their choosing. 
    • 15 Nov 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • United Way of Greater St. Louis, 910 N. 11th St. St. Louis, MO 63101
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    This meeting is the time we reflect on the past year programming and plan for the upcoming year.   Board members will present a recap of their departments activities and we also elect and install new board members for the next year.  To cap off the luncheon, we will present the Volunteer Director of the Year award.   


    Parking - complimentary parking in the C-9 Garage located at the corner of 9th and Cole Streets.  Enter the garage at 9th Street and pull white ticket from machine. Proceed to 2nd and 3rd levels.   Bring parking ticket and show receptionist to get an exit voucher. 


    Complimentary lunch will be provided to those attending.  To ensure we have enough food and beverage, please register for this meeting by Tuesday, November 12.



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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