NEW NCAVA Regional Training Event

What:  Shining Our Skills in Challenging Times - NCAVA's Regional Training Event - The NCAVA board has planned regional training events around the great state of North Carolina.  This is in an effort to provide training closer to home for members whose travel/training budgets have been reduced, and also to provide training beyond what is provided at the annual conference.  We recently surveyed the membership, and have assembled this full-day training based on those results.  This training is open to anyone interested, not just NCAVA members.  Options include a half or whole day session.  Online registration and fees are available at by clicking HERE

When: Monday, March 21st

Registration begins at 8 am

Session One 9 am-noon

Lunch Provided Noon-1 pm

Session Two 1-4 pm

Where:  The Community House - 120 N. King Street, Morganton, NC

Who: Our trainer is Polly Needham.  Polly is a Certified Administrator of Volunteers in North Carolina, and a member of both NCAVA and the Metrolina Association of Volunteer Administrators.  Polly has been involved in training and consultation since 1995 when she worked as a Personal & Professional Trainer in the Economic Services Division of Mecklenburg County DSS.  She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband, and she has a daughter and three college-age sons.

Polly has 12 years of experience in the field of Volunteer Administration. She has designed and presented curriculums to Volunteer Administrators and DSS staff throughout North Carolina.  Her area of expertise is in the field of government and non-profit organizations, and she is currently working as a contract employee with the Good Friends non-profit organization in Charlotte.

Other Details

AM SESSION:  Shining the Light on Best Practices: A Toolkit for Effective Volunteer Administration  - This session will explore some basics of program development, including policies & procedures, position design & descriptions, working with volunteer groups and more. 

PM SESSION:  We're Not in Kansas Anymore: Trends in Volunteerism/the ChangingEnvironment  - This session will reveal current trends in volunteerism, challenges and opportunities amidst our changing times, the sharing of experiences and best practices, and more.

Fees options:

3-Hour Session (Morning or Afternoon)         $35

Lunch for Half-Day Attendees                        $5

Full Day                                                          $60

Registration fees are the same regardless of whether a person is a member of NCAVA or not.

 Parking is in a lot across the street from the Community House.

Special thanks to Volunteer Burke for hosting this event!