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Cost & Discounts

Members of NOVAA and partner networks*: $60
Non-members: $80

*Partner associations include:
Directors of Volunteer Programs Association (DVPA)
Mid-Valley Volunteer Managers Association (MVVMA)
Network of Volunteer Administrators (NOVA)
Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (ALIVE)
Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO)
Willamette Valley Development Officers (WVDO)

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Upcoming Workshops

Sept 22nd   8:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Philosophy of Volunteering & Developing Meaningful Roles

Speaker: Rob Jackson
Location: McMenamins Kennedy School (5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland OR 97211)

Developing Meaningful Roles for Volunteers
Morning Session - 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Developing roles for volunteers is an aspect of volunteer management that gets little
attention compared to the more popular topics of recruitment and retention. Yet without well-designed, meaningful and motivating volunteer roles, it is often much harder to retain volunteers. This workshop will provide a method - and outline the key issues to consider - for developing such volunteer roles.

The Philosophy of Volunteering
Afternoon Session - 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm 

There is nothing as practical as a good theory. In this workshop you’ll have the chance to explore what you believe about volunteering - what it is, what it isn’t, why you think that – and consider what this might mean for your work as a volunteer manager. The workshop will be highly interactive and is always a bit provocative and a lot of fun.

About the Speaker: 

Rob has written, spoken and trained on volunteer program management internationally for over twenty years.  He has co-authored two books on volunteerism as well as contributing dozens of articles to a wide range of publications online and offline.

“Rob Jackson is one of the leading authorities on volunteering in the world. His standing is based on an impressive mix of the practical and strategic." - Dr Justin Davis Smith, Executive Director of Volunteering and Development, NCVO (formerly CEO of Volunteering England)

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