Conference Opportunity

Minnesota Association for Volunteer Engagement Leadership Conference 2018
June 6 - 8, 2018 in St. Paul Minnesota
The 'Next Steps & Beyond' conference will provide volunteer engagement professionals with the opportunity to learn from leaders and consultants in the sector with breakout track topics like professional development, best practices, and current trends while listening to general sessions about action planning and promoting job equity for all volunteer engagement professionals. Learn more HERE!

For CVNA members only!
The CVNA and the Leighty Fund of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa are providing scholarships (each up to a min. of $500) to attend the  2018 Volunteer Engagement Leadership: Next Steps and Beyond Conference. in St. Paul.  The scholarship funds can be used for travel, registration and/or hotel.  
In addition, upon return from the Summit, the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley will convene attendees for a local summit to share tools, techniques, and information from the conference in hopes to further the development of volunteer engagement resources.
Funds will be awarded to organizations that can best demonstrate their desire and ability to improve the use of volunteers in their organization and the organization's interest in helping the Cedar Valley improve volunteer development.  

Please email all requests to  Holly Dusenbery as soon as possible for review. Awarded recipients will be contacted by Holly once requests have been approved by committee.
Job Opportunities

Job Title:  Agency Shopping Clerk

The Agency Shopping Clerk is responsible for providing an outstanding shopping experience for
our 200+ member agencies, facilitating the distribution of food and personal care items through
our Agency Shopping area and pickup docks. Personable, enthusiastic, and detail oriented, a successful candidate will be one who enjoys working with a wide range of people and personalities and shares our passion for closing the Meal Gap in our 16 county coverage area [ read more...]

Job Title:  Medical Technician Assistant

Cedar Bend Humane Society is currently accepting applications for a part-time medical technician assistant. Applicants must be available to work Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 32 hours per week. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. On the job training will include but not limited to giving vaccinations, medically treating and caring for stray and adoptable animals [read more...]

Upcoming CVNA Learning Opprotunities

Mark your calendars for the upcoming CVNA presentations.  All programs run from 8-9:30 a.m.

  • June 14th - Volunteer Engagement @ CFNEIA
  • August 2nd - Public Policy @ Philanthropy Center
  • October (TBD) - CVNA/AFP
  • December 7th - Legislative Forum 
Please visit our website for the most updated information.
Keep up-to-date with what's going on with our State Representatives & Legislative team (not all represented)

 In our first 5 years we have: (continually being updated)
  • 80 member organizations
  • 6 investors
  • 1,600 program registrations
  • 179 hours of programming
  • 183 e-newsletters
  • Grant Gurus workshops
  • 194 jobs advertised
  • 20+ organizations connected with 50 UNI students 
  • added additional educational training workshops to our members
  • won the "Gift of the Heart Innovation" award in 2013
  • Partners with Idealware
  • Developed a new website 2017
  • Created Seal of Distinction & nternship Program
Check out the other benefits of membership  HERE    If you are interested in joining CVNA, you can access our application form online 

Share your good news with the CVNA and be featured in future e-newsletters.   Have you implemented an innovative idea?  Are you hiring?  Have you created or updated your website?  Are you hosting an event?   Let the CVNA spread the word. 

To submit an item for the next newsletter, click on the  submit news page.  Please note that only member organizations who have submitted membership applications may post items.  The newsletter is published every two weeks.
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