Welcome to DOVIA, Southern Nevada! Join us as we develop our network of nonprofit professionals who manage volunteers. We promote excellence in volunteer management through professional development opportunities, networking, community-wide engagement, sharing resources and providing mentorship. Explore our website, join our online network group on LinkedIn, become a member and get involved! 

March 7, 2017: Thank you for recharging DOVIA!

It was a great turnout that Tuesday afternoon on E. Sahara Avenue as volunteer leaders from different organizations showed up to support DOVIA. Yes, the “bring 50 business cards” tip was surely put to good use! We had a good mix of volunteer leaders: the new leaders (only a few months on the job) who are looking forward to what lies ahead, and the seasoned volunteer leaders (some with more than 15 years experience!) who are enjoying their roles, eager to learn more and are excited to share what they’ve learned. We networked, mingled, brainstormed, and met like-minded people who share the same passion for volunteering and service! A great way to spend the afternoon, don’t you think?

Now that the party is over, the work begins!  There’s more to come in the following months so please stay tuned!


Millie Thomas welcoming attendees to DOVIA Recharged!


Thirty-five (35) leaders…all in one room!


Volunteer leaders brainstorming on the essentials of a Volunteer leader toolkit…


some more brainstorming…


and more brainstorming!


Jacob Murdock, president of DOVIA, addressing the group


June 15 meeting

At the DOVIA meeting held last June 15, 2016 at Sunrise Hospital, finalists of the 2015 Governor’s Points of Light Awards joined us for lunch and participated on a panel to speak about how their award helped to promote their cause or their organization.  We all know that recognition is an important part of the volunteer engagement process—finding the right recognition for that unique person, within budgeting constraints, and appropriate to the service given.  Beyond that, however, recognition can be a great way to showcase the power of your program and the generosity of your volunteers in helping you make an important impact in the community. Finalists included individuals from the USO, CenturyLink, Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division,  and Team Red White & Blue.

The lunch was graciously provided by Wells Fargo.