DOVIA-LA had a great meeting last Friday, with a goal-setting presentation by Rachel French of Protea Coaching (www.proteacoaching.com). Rachel led us through an exercise in identifying our values, and helping us think about re-energizing our lives by feeding those values regularly. What is it that you love about managing volunteers? Is it the connection to generous people? Or giving people the chance to give back and grow? Or is it mobilizing as many resources as possible to help your agency’s clients? Why do your volunteers continue working with your organization? Connection, learning, or affirmation? The workshop was a great reminder about keeping ourselves and our volunteers connected to passion and values to ensure a rewarding experience for all.