Education Day 

Each year, DOVIA-LA hosts Education Day, which is the premier West Coast conference for professionals in the field of volunteer engagement. It’s an excellent opportunity for those working with volunteers in the Greater Los Angeles area to dedicate  time to professional development, learning and sharing best practices and networking. This day is designed for all levels of the organization.

We are working on details for the 2020 Education Day Conference and will publish to our network as soon as we have speakers locked in. Please keep an eye on our socials! 

For information about what to expect, take a look at past Education Days! Click here for 2019 and here for 2018 details. 

Friday, August 21st, 2020

9:30am – 4:30pm

California Endowment

1000 Alameda St, Los Angeles


“DOVIA’s Education Day offered several well-paced sessions throughout the day which were equally useful and brought many ideas to think about from a refreshed perspective.  The relevancy of the topics were on point and demonstrated ‘real world’ processes which helped me to feel better equipped to coordinate and manage my duties.

Sharoll Jackson, New Horizons SFV

The level of engagement and thoughtfulness of the program is excellent as well as the amount of organizations that attend. It’s engaging and the location and food are also fabulous.

Ellen Lutwak, bG Gallery

I always learn something i didnt know before about the larger field of volunteer engagement which can sometimes feel lonely and isolated. I’ve appreciated the opportunity to increase my personal level of professionalism and I’ve also enjoyed participating in our communal effort to raise the profile and respect of the wonderful work we do.”

J. Anna Nereim, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Hospice


How much does Education Day cost?

  • $82.50 Members
  • $99.00 Non-Members
  • $142.50 Become a member or renew your membership and you will receive the member discount to Education Day, entry to our November 2019 meeting and all of 2020!

Are meals provided?

Yes, coffee, tea, a continental breakfast and full lunch are included in the ticket price.

How do we select which workshops to attend?

You can choose which two of the workshops to attend at Education Day. No need to pre-select.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

California Endowment Center is on the block next to Union Station so there are many public transportation options.

If driving, on-site parking is FREE at the California Endowment Center. 

How can I contact the organizer with questions?

Please email us at with any questions.