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Online Basics In Volunteer Management Course

NCAVA is pleased to partner with Southeastern Community College (Whiteville, NC) and offer the Basics in Volunteer Management course online. The 10-week course will cover volunteer recruitment, retention, risk management, recognition, etc. After enrollment, there is no set time to "log on" each day and you can enter the course from any computer with Internet access.

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NCAVA Certification in Volunteer Administration

Administered by the NCAVA Certification Committee, the certification program is part of NCAVA's strategy to enhance the professional identity of volunteer administrators. The goals of the program are to raise standards, increase knowledge, and improve performance of volunteer administrators in North Carolina. The program provides a means to document competency and signify excellence in the practice of managing volunteer programs. The designation CAVNC, indicating a Certified Administrator of Volunteers in North Carolina, helps employers identify  the most qualified and committed professionals.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CERTIFICATION APPLICATION

CLICK HERE pay online.   


Got Endorsement?

As a benefit to NCAVA affiliate members, NCAVA endorses qualified workshops so that attendees can earn contact hours toward the Certified Administrator of Volunteers in North Carolina (CAVNC) credential. NCAVA also endorses qualified workshops for non-member affiliates, organizations and presenting individuals.  All endorsement contact hours will be provided for a nominal fee to the non-member organization or individual. Applicants must be willing to have endorsed training events publicized by NCAVA.

For complete details and to download the Workshop Endorsement Form. CLICK HERE!

CLICK HERE pay online.  


 

Volunteer Orientation and Training

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Hands On Asheville-Buncombe is pleased of offer, Lunch and Learn: Volunteer Orientation and Training. Does your position require you to train and orient new volunteers?  Join us and other volunteer coordinators to learn best practices in this critical part of our work.  Carrie Burgin of Habitat for Humanity will lead this group. Highlights include: 

  • Distinguish between volunteer orientation and volunteer training.
  • Know what can be included in orientation/training, how it can be delivered, and by whom.
  • Identify and respond to challenges in orienting and training today’s volunteers.
  • Evaluate and improve orientation and training so as to continually keep it relevant and useful.

The NCAVA Training Category this workshop topic best falls under is Resource Development and Management.

Location: Asheville Habitat for Humanity, 31 Meadow Road, Asheville, NC 28803

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 26

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00pm

Cost:  $0 for Hands On Premium Partners, NCAVA members, $5 unaffiliated with Hands On or NCAVA. (Lite snacks and drinks will be provided.  Feel free to bring along your lunch.)

For more information, contact Michelle Bennett @ 828-255-0696 or via Email: michelle.bennett@unitedwayabc.org


Supervising Volunteers

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Hands On Asheville-Buncombe is hosting, Coffee Spot: Supervising Volunteers. Ashley Campbell of Homeward Bound will share best practices in supervising volunteers.  Learning objectives will include:

  • Defining the role of supervisor of volunteers.
  • Explaining the similarities and differences in supervising paid versus non-paid staff.
  • Evaluating general competence in supervision and qualities of effective supervisors.
  • Discussing various methods of supervising volunteers.

We'll provide coffee and light breakfast items.  Come ready to learn and network with other volunteer coordinators! The NCAVA Training Category this workshop topic best falls under is Resource Development and Management.

Location: United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, 50 S. French Broad Ave.  Asheville, NC 28801

Date: Wednesday, August 24

Time: 9 - 10:30am

Cost:  $0 for Hands On Premium Partners, NCAVA members, $5 unaffiliated with Hands On or NCAVA.

For more information, contact Michelle Bennett @ 828-255-0696 or via Email: michelle.bennett@unitedwayabc.org


NCAVA Regional Workshop: Let’s Get Certified! (Raleigh)

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NCAVA Regional Workshop: Let’s Get Certified! (Raleigh)

This workshop is recommended for volunteer managers who have at least 20 contact hours of training and has been a volunteer manager for at least one and a half years. This workshop goes beyond explaining the volunteer administration certification process and is designed to engage participants in a hands-on work session to jump start the certification process.

The following items are required for this workshop:

  • Laptop/Tablet along with power cord
  • 3-Ring Binder (1" binder recommened for earier mailiing) 
  • Page Dividers
  • Hard Copy of Certification Application 
  • All certificates of attendance
  • Three (3) references such as: current of former co-workers, supervisors, volunteers, professional peers. (References may not be relatives.)

Date: Friday, July 22, 2016

Time: Noon until 5:00 pm

Location: Local Government Federal Credit Union Conference Center, 323 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
*Enter parking deck from Harrington Street 

Cost: Free to NCAVA Members
$50 to non-members (Fee to be applied to NCAVA Membership)

Lunch: Feel free to bring your own lunch – if you would prefer to have a boxed lunch waiting for you, please let us know by July 15.

RSVP to ncavalearn@gmail.com with your name, employer, telephone number and if you would like to order lunch. (We will email a sign up and payment link to those who want to order lunch.)


From the Top Down for Volunteer Managers

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What: From the Top Down for Volunteer Managers (4 credit hours)

Who: Rob Jackson, Director, Rob Jackson Consulting, Ltd      

When: Monday, September 19, 2016

Where: Levine & Dickson Hospice House, 11900 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville, NC

Time: PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Doors opens at 9:30 am ~ Workshop is from 10 am until 2:30 pm. (Lunch is included.) 

Cost: $25 for NCAVA members ~ $40 for non NCAVA members

Only 70 spots available!

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Online Basics In Volunteer Management Course

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NCAVA is pleased to partner with Southeastern Community College (Whiteville, NC) and offer the Basics in Volunteer Management course online. The 10-week course will cover volunteer recruitment, retention, risk management, recognition, etc. After enrollment, there is no set time to "log on" each day and you can enter the course from any computer with Internet access.

2016 date:

  • Sept. 13 - Nov. 22, 2016 ~ Registration form MUST BE COMPLETED and RECEIVED by August 31, 2016

Graduates of the class will receive 12 hours toward NCAVA certification as a Certified Administrator of Volunteers in North Carolina and one Continuing Education credit from Southeastern Community College (Whiteville, NC).

The tuition cost of the course is $70, made payable to Southeastern Community College. (NOTE: College tuition rates are set by the NC Legislation. Rates are subject to change in July of each year.) Credit cards are not accepted, however, we will be glad to invoice your agency. A handbook is required and will be made available the first day of class at no additional cost.

Anyone, anywhere can take this course. Out-of-state tuition DOES NOT apply.

Click on the links to download registration form and agency invoiceDue to state auditing standards, please mail a registration form with your original signature, NOT a copy, of your completed form. Tuition payment must accompany class registration form.

For more information, contact Dr. Melody Prevatte @ Melody.Prevatte@sccnc.edu