May Membership Meeting: Let’s Talk About Conflict Resolution

May Membership Meeting: Let’s Talk About Conflict Resolution

DOVIA-LA Meeting Friday, May 18th:
Let’s Talk About Conflict Resolution

On Friday, May 18th, beginning at 9:30am, enjoy a cup of coffee and bagels while networking with other DOVIA-LA members. The meeting will begin at 10:00am and feature a discussion with Rachel Baker about Conflict Resolution.

Friday, May 18th 9:30am-12:00pm
Braille Institute, 741 North Vermont Ave, Los Angeles 90029

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 About Our Presenter: Rachel Baker is a Case Manager with the California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ) Restorative Practices In Communities (RPIC) team where she works with system-impacted communities, youth, …

Member Highlight: Mackenzie Cummins of Free Wheelchair Mission

Member Highlight: Mackenzie Cummins of Free Wheelchair Mission

Mackenzie Cummins

Volunteer Manager, Free Wheelchair Mission

Member Highlight February 2018

Q: Where are you currently working and what do you want us to know about the organization?

A: I am currently working for Free Wheelchair Mission. Our Founder, Don created the organization after a trip abroad where he found many individuals without the means for a mobility solution living on the ground. Using his biomedical engineering background, he developed a low-cost wheelchair designed for use in the developing world. If I could tell you one thing about Free Wheelchair …

Next DOVIA-LA Meeting March 16th

Next DOVIA-LA Meeting March 16th

PRESENTATION: Volunteer Recruitment: How to Go from Passive to Proactive Without Burning Out!

Friday, March 16th, 2018 9:30am-12:00pm
Braille Institute, 741 North Vermont Ave, Los Angeles 90029

Over the last three years, CASA of Los Angeles has increased their volunteer program from 490 to 765 committed long-term volunteers under the leadership of Camrin Christensen. Learn how they were successful in building a recruitment and outreach plan that was not only successful at bringing in volunteers but impactful towards the overall growth of the organization. …

Saying Thanks and Welcome to DOVIA-LA Board Members

Saying Thanks and Welcome to DOVIA-LA Board Members

This group of professionals represents outgoing and incoming Board of Directors for DOVIA-LA. We are so grateful to the outgoing members for their incredible service and commitment. The 2017 Board took their roles to the next level and set DOVIA-LA on the path to innovating the resources we bring to our community and the strategies we use to engage, recruit, and retain members. The new Board members are energized to continue the work and we are all very excited!

Join or Renew Your Membership to DOVIA-LA

Join or Renew Your Membership to DOVIA-LA

Are you ready for success in 2018?

In 2017, DOVIA-LA welcomed many new members representing diverse organizations from all over Los Angeles County and were thrilled to hear from wonderful speakers like Alex Schmider at GLAAD, Melanie Goodyear of Jericho Road Pasadena, and Katie Bradshaw of Girls on the Run, just to name a few.

If you haven’t joined or renewed your membership, now is the time to do it! Your membership includes bi-monthly professional development meetings including our upcoming meeting on January …

2017 Excellence in Volunteer Leadership Award

2017 Excellence in Volunteer Leadership Award

2017 Excellence in Volunteer Leadership Award

 

Thank you for your interest in applying for the

DOVIA-LA Excellence in Volunteer Leadership Award.

 

DOVIA-LA prides itself on providing quality professional development opportunities for volunteer managers throughout Los Angeles County. This award is designed to showcase one organization’s volunteer program that excels at all levels; those that leverage organizational support, push boundaries, do great work, and create broad impact.

 

AWARD DESCRIPTION

The organization selected for this award will be honored at the DOVIA-LA Annual Education Day on August 25, 2017 with an award …

July 2017 Member Highlight: Sarah L. Kuljian

July 2017 Member Highlight: Sarah L. Kuljian

 

Q&A with Sarah L. Kuljian

Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer Action for Aging

Where are you currently working and how long have you been managing volunteers?

I am currently working with Volunteer Action for Aging (VAA), a program within Independence at Home, a SCAN community service. I have been working for the company for 4 ½ years, but managing volunteers for 3 ½ years as a Volunteer Coordinator. VAA serves older adults in multiple counties, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and …

May 2017 Member Highlight: Sue Lee

May 2017 Member Highlight: Sue Lee

 

Q&A with Sue Lee

Volunteer & Community Engagement Coordinator, Five Acres

 

Where are you currently working and how long have you been managing volunteers?

I am currently working at Five Acres Boys and Girls Aid Society in Altadena, CA. I have been managing volunteers since January of this year!

How were you introduced to DOVIA-LA and what do you enjoy about the group?

I was introduced to DOVIA-LA through the previous Volunteer & Community Engagement Coordinator and our CAO, Jennifer Berger. Jennifer really encouraged me to join.

Do you have any tips for …

SCAN is hiring a Volunteer Coordinator!

SCAN is hiring a Volunteer Coordinator!

Volunteer Coordinator – Health & Wellness Center

Full-time
Ventura

About SCAN

Our mission is simple: Keeping Seniors Healthy and Independent–that’s been our mission for almost 40 years. Rated as one of the top Medicare Advantage plans in California, SCAN Health Plan employees are passionate about what they do. Understanding that success is based on achieving the mission, SCAN employees are afforded with the training and tools necessary to do their jobs and they are rewarded for their efforts and recognized as experts in their fields. Ask anyone who works …

March 2017 Member Highlight: Kate Ekman

March 2017 Member Highlight: Kate Ekman

Q&A with Kate Ekman

Purpose & Engagement Coordinator, Beach Cities Health District

 

Where are you currently working and how long have you been managing volunteers?

I’ve been managing volunteers since I was at university, where I became president of our campus environmental club. We did a lot of great projects including creating a lasting legacy by doing native-species tree plantings. I also lead the Chicago chapter of a national coalition of LGBTQ volunteers called Pride at Work, and we were a part of the push …