Volunteer Management
Free Volunteer Educational Opportunities - May - July 2023
In our commitment to support area Volunteer Directors, Managers, Coordinators, and other volunteer engagement leaders, we are proud to present these volunteer management educational opportunities.
Working with Volunteers of Every Generation

Thursday, May 4
9:30 am – 10:30 am

Whether you are Generation X, Y, Z , Greatest Generation to Boomer or anything in between, you may be leading volunteers at every age. At this webinar, we will talk about recruiting, retaining and recognizing volunteers with the lens of leading the different age groups…no matter where YOU fall in the generational breakdown. Each group has its special characteristics and challenges. Join us to discuss how to get the most out of your volunteers of every generation. 
Volunteer Management Roundtable
The Benefits of Failure in Volunteer Management 

Thursday, May 18
2 pm – 3 pm
As volunteer directors, managers, or coordinators, we may have opportunities for success and failure daily. Everyone can learn from success, right? But, just imagine taking the opportunities to learn from failure, too? Join us to exchange ideas and share experiences about turning your thinking upside down and see the benefits of taking chances. We will also leave time for discussion, problem-solving and networking.
Inclusive Volunteering: Making Your Volunteer Opportunities Available for All Abilities

Thursday, June 8, 2023
2 pm – 3 pm EDT

Need new volunteers?  What about an untapped pool of potential volunteers -- people with disabilities! In this webinar, you will learn how to define opportunities, welcome and support to make volunteering a meaningful and fulfilling experience.  We will address the responsibilities of host organizations, how to make reasonable accommodation as well as how you can be a most effective supervisor.  Be the inclusive organization you want to be! 

Volunteer managers in Northern Virginia who complete this training will be able to post volunteer opportunities on the Volunteer Fairfax website with a special “accessible volunteering” designation. 
Volunteer Fairfax’s Volunteer Management Book Club 

Transforming Disruption to Impact:  Rethinking Volunteer Engagement for a Rapidly Changing World.  
Thursday, June 22, 2023 
2 pm – 3 pm  
The events of 2020 began a disruption like never seen before. While previous disruptions saw us rolling up our sleeves volunteering in record numbers, the COVID-19 pandemic restricted traditional volunteering truly challenging our profession.  Some put their engagement strategies 100% on hold, others saw a dramatic increase in demand for services and we all continue to face disruptions due to challenging economies, civil unrest, and more.

Which path did you take? Transforming Disruption to Impact captures the many ways and different mechanisms we used to engage people in volunteer service. Whether working in nonprofit, government, corporate responsibility or for a better community, let’s get inspired to make the most of these new times and discover how the profession is moving forward in this rapidly changing world.   
 Buy the book from your favorite local retailer or on-line. Book costs up to $28 (new) or $9.99 (Kindle). Read the book and reflect on the disruptions past and present and future. Special guests are Beth Steinhorn, CVA and Jerome Tennille, CVA, two of the four editors of Transforming Disruption to Impact, will join the conversation.
Thinking about Becoming a Certified Volunteer Administrator (CVA)?

Tuesday, June 27
2 pm – 3 pm

Have you thought about the next step in your volunteer management career? Could becoming a Certified Volunteer Administrator (CVA) be a part of your vision? To prepare for the Spring 2023 exam (or beyond), now may be the right time to make the first step. Hear about general information as well as from those who went through the process: preparation, sitting for the test and the benefits of becoming a CVA! Speakers will be Susan Sanow, CVA, Volunteer Fairfax and Tami Hunt, CVA, Volunteer Program Manager, OAR of Fairfax County. 
Volunteer Management Boot Camp

Tuesday, July 11
2 pm – 3 pm EDT

Sharpen your volunteer management skills with a Volunteer Management - Boot Camp! This webinar covers the basics of the volunteer management cycle. We include cover the volunteer management cycle: planning, recruitment, orientation, supervision, evaluation, and celebration! Whether new to volunteer management or are just in need of a basics refresher, this opportunity is a great one for you. Your summer interns are also welcome to attend!
Dial-in information will be provided to you prior to the webinar. If you have any questions about Volunteer Fairfax’s educational opportunities, just ask! Contact Susan Sanow.