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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

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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.

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Volunteer Management Training Series

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HandsOn NWNC is excited to offer, “Volunteer Management Training Series” (VMTS), consisting of 6, ½ day modules. The Volunteer Management Training Series is an exclusive curriculum developed by HandsOn Network affiliates and has been delivered by affiliates all over the country. HandsOn NWNC offers this curriculum every-other-year, over a three-day period. The VMTS covers all of the basic topics needed to implement strong and effective volunteer management practices within an organization. The series can be taken as a whole, or individuals can sign up for just the modules in which they are interested. Those that complete the entire series will get a certificate and a full 18 hours of NCAVA credit. Each module is highly interactive, takes advantage of peer knowledge from other participants, allows participants to immediately apply and practice new knowledge, and provides numerous resources for use after the class.  

The six modules are:
Module 1: Understand the current trends in volunteerism; understand the local volunteering landscape; identify the elements of volunteer management; and identify social motivators and their application.
Module 2: Understand the importance of planning in a volunteer program; write a purpose statement for their volunteer program; determine criteria for appropriate roles for volunteers; write a volunteer position description; identify the basic tenants of risk management; and identify resources needed to manage an effective volunteer program.
Module 3: Describe the importance of a position description for purposes of volunteer recruitment and placement; list the steps for developing and implementing a targeted recruitment strategy; craft a volunteer recruitment message that sells the benefits and shares the features; and define techniques used for screening, interviewing and matching volunteers with positions.
Module 4: Articulate the importance of orienting and training volunteers to perform service effectively and enjoyably; describe the steps in planning volunteer orientation and training; assess volunteer training needs; and develop effective volunteer training strategies.
Module 5: Articulate the benefits of volunteer supervision; describe the steps of volunteer supervision; list effective ways to reward and recognize volunteers; and apply learning using case studies and scenarios.  
Module 6: List the basic steps to conduct an evaluation; describe the three levels of evaluation; identify different evaluation methods; and describe important factors to consider when reporting evaluation results.

 

The NCAVA Training Categories this workshop topic best falls under are Planning and Conceptual Design (Modules 1 & 2); Resource Development and Management (Modules 3, 4, & 5); Accountability (Module 6); and, Perspective and Responsiveness (Module 1)

Number of hours of actual education/instructional activity: 18 hours for total series; participants will have the option of taking the entire VMTS, or any of the 6, half-day modules (each module is 3 hours of instructional time)

Location: Burress Family Center for Philanthropy, 751 W. Fourth St., Third Floor, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Dates: June 28-30, 2017

Time: 9 am ~ 4 pm (each day)

Cost:  $275/series (all 6 modules); $225 for PRAVA members and HandsOn NWNC Supporting Partners.  The series price includes one free module and lunch for three days. Individual models are $55/module; $45/module for PRAVA members and HandsOn NWNC Supporting Partners

For more information, contact Amy Lytle, 336-724-2866 or via Email: AmyLytle@HandsOnNWNC.org


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.

2017 dates:

  • Sept. 13 - Nov. 21, 2017 ~ Registration form MUST BE RECEIVED by Sept. 11, 2017 to avoid delays in entering the class
  • Oct. 9 - Dec. 15, 2017 ~ Registration form MUST BE RECEIVED by Oct. 5, 2017 to avoid delays in entering the class
  • Jan. 23 - April 3, 2018 ~ Registration form MUST BE RECEIVED by Jan. 19, 2018 to avoid delays in entering the class

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. Mail registration and payment to: Southeastern Community College, ATTN: Dr. Melody Prevatte, PO Box 151, Whiteville, NC 28472-0151. 

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