FVA Weekly Zoom Meet-Ups have concluded for the year. Stay tuned for 2021 programming.

Please join us each Thursday at 10:00am for our weekly Zoom call to brainstorm ideas on how to continue to engage volunteers during COVID-19. Members will receive an email with the meeting topic on Wednesdays (the day before each scheduled call). Non-members are free to join - just contact us at [email protected]. We hope you can join us for this invaluable opportunity to connect, share and learn with each other! 


Join us for these informal networking events, free for FVA members and non-members. New to FVA? This is a great opportunity to come learn what we are all about! Download our 2020 flier.

2020 Schedule
Time: Coffee Conversations begin at 8:30am and last about an hour
Cost: FREE and no registration required
Location: Panera Bread, 6700 Rockside Road, Independence OH 44131

Feb 20
Database Discoveries
Join together to talk over what you use, what others have found helpful and learn how database technology can be the backbone of efficient recruiting and record keeping. Facilitated by Jenny Fowler, Ronald McDonald House Akron


CANCELED April 23 CANCELED - We will post if this event is able to be rescheduled.
Biennial Brainstorming
NOTE: This session will be held at the Cleveland Sight Center, 1909 E 101st St, 44106
Every other year we gather as a membership to layout topics and discussions for workshops and coffee conversations for the following 2 years. This important event outlines what YOU want to learn, share, and discover and is integral in what the Professional Development Team plans for FVA members. Add this to your calendar and come prepared to share topics you would like to learn more and receive support for, and what areas you have a handle on and could offer support to others. We are fortunate to have FVA - a totally volunteer organization that is dedicated to the professional development and collaboration of it’s members. Our programs are vital to the support and validation of our industry. We look forward to everyone taking part in these future plans!


CANCELED June 18 CANCELED
Moving UP Volunteers
Having volunteer leaders is crucial to easing our workload. Let’s talk over how you transform the gifts of a typical volunteer into a volunteer leader who could manage and mentor others. Facilitated by Allison Capella, St. Gabriel Catholic Church


CANCELED August 20 CANCELED
Untapped Youth
How do other non-profits utilize the large population of High School and College Volunteers? What programs,recruitment tools, and roles are used for this important demographic of our community? Let’s talk and learn from each other in this important aspect of our industry. Facilitated by Sarah Perez Stable, Youth Challenge

CANCELED October 22 CANCELED
Social Media – Everchanging
We all know that Social Media has many forms and can be an invaluable tool in recruitment and appreciation. How do you use it? How would you like to use it? There is a wealth of knowledge in FVA members – let’s talk together and share what we know and learn new ways to incorporate Social Media into our Volunteer Management Programs.