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!
Please send along to any and all volunteer coordinators/managers you may know. See you there!!!
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.
The meeting dates for 2016 are:
- Tuesday March 1st – Kick-Off Meeting 11:45am at Casa Don Juan – RSVP req’d
- Wednesday June 15th @ 11:30am – RSVP req’d
- Tuesday August 2nd
- Tuesday November 1st
Location and topics will be posted as soon as they are determined.