The 3 Rs of Volunteer Management: Recruitment, Retention and Recognition

March 21: The 3 Rs of Volunteer Management: Recruitment, Retention and Recognition

laval.brewerImagine having not only the financial resources to carry out your mission, but a dedicated team with the desire and skill to help you succeed. An engaged volunteer base is essential to your success, but knowing how to create the right jobs for them, and connect with qualified people to fill those jobs, can be a challenge. Growing your organization takes more than money. You must find and engage individuals who are passionate about your mission.

Presenter by LaVal Brewer, President of LaVal Brewer Consulting, is a proven nonprofit executive, experienced in operations, board development and revenue generation. Before starting his own consulting practice LaVal had a 21-year career within YMCA operations and development. LaVal’s experiences in day-to-day operations gives him a unique prospective on the challenges small and medium nonprofits face everyday.

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Girls on the RunDo you know that volunteers can help your nonprofit but aren’t sure where to find them? Or do you have people calling to see if they can help your organization, but you don’t know what to do with them? DOVIA-LA’s upcoming “3 Rs of Volunteer Management: Recruitment, Retention and Recognition” workshop is for you! This will be a great overview of volunteer management basics, whether you’re a newbie to working with volunteers or a seasoned pro who’d like a refresher. The workshop will also be great for other staff members who work with nonprofits but have never been trained in best practices. Presented by nonprofit consultant LaVal Brewer ( The workshop is free for DOVIA-LA members; $20 for non-members. Registration is at

Managing Your Volunteer Talent

Managing Your Volunteer Talent

The next DOVIA mtg. will be Fri., Mar. 15, 9:30 am at the Braille Institute. Use best practices from the field of Human Resources to manage your volunteer talent. To RSVP, contact Barbara Bradley at or 949-454-0758.

Managing people is an art.  Learn how Human Resources can be a strategic partner in management fundamentals such as recruitment, strategic planning, and supervision to better serve your volunteers and their supervisors. Ally HR and Volunteer Services and break down silos to align policies and procedures, collaborate on strategic objectives and share information to serve the overall talent of the agency.  Unite to manage your agency’s talent successfully, whether they receive a pay check or not!

Megan Vixie - DOVIA

Presenter Megan Vixie

The presenter for this session is DOVIA Board President Megan Vixie, who has worked in the field of volunteer management for the past seven years.  Through her leadership at the Beach Cities Health District, the Volunteer Services program now hosts over 600 volunteers annually in more than 20 various programs.  In 2009, she led her team in merging Volunteer Services with Human Resources in order to streamline volunteer processes, creating more efficiency and support for volunteer programs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Loyola Marymount University, a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree with an emphasis in Non Profit Administration from the University of Southern California and a Certification in Volunteer Administration (CVA).