FVA Weekly Zoom Meet-Ups - Have concluded for 2020! 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! 

2020 Workshops

All programs begin at 8:30am and last approx. 2 hours. Light breakfast included. Download the flyer.
Program Costs
Free for 2020 FVA individual and organizational named members
$25/2020 associate members

All members are asked to register for the workshops so we can determine an accurate count for materials and refreshments. Thank you.

CANCELED March 19 CANCELED As of 3/12/2020 this event has been canceled. We hope to reschedule at a later date.
Managing Volunteers Shouldn't be a Risky Business
Akron Zoo, 500 Edgewood Ave, Akron 44307
Learn skills to enrich your risk management within your volunteer program. From ensuring a safe
environment, proper screening and orienting, to implementing correct policies and procedures, this workshop will review how to manage volunteers from a risk management perspective. Presented by Russell Rendall. 
Russell Rendall is a litigation attorney who advises clients in a broad array of employment and labor matters.  Russell has extensive experience handling claims in state and federal courts and regularly advises clients regarding employment policies, practices, and legal compliance.

Volunteer Management - Three Perspectives
Hospice of the Western Reserve/David Simpson Hospice House, 300 E 185th St, Euclid 44119
Join us for three breakout sessions where we will spend 30 minutes in each listening to an expert and sharing best practices. Topics of focus, as identified from our July 2019 Workshop, will be Training & Onboarding, Volunteer Appreciation, & Developing Volunteer Task and Position Descriptions.

Raising the “Crucial” Barometer
Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, 26811 Fairmount Blvd, Beachwood 44122
Explore ways to raise the importance of the volunteer culture in your organization. Increasing the
value of volunteers in your non-profit’s mindset leads to greater funding, more integral support, and elevates the value of the volunteers you manage and consequently the crucial impact of their work.

The Burnout Battle
St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 9925 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd, Mentor 44060
How do we make sure we remain enthusiastic and invigorated in our volunteer management roles? From basic steps to long term goals, let’s discover ways that we can pull ourselves up and keep energy and vibrancy alive both for us and the volunteers we work with.

Materializing Volunteers
Youth Challenge, 800 Sharon Dr, Westlake 44145

No Refunds. For FVA Individual and Organizational Members - free workshops are for named members only. FVA membership is non-transferable and substitutions cannot be accommodated for workshops. Thank you for understanding.