Welcome to NOVAA

The Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association (NOVAA) is dedicated to providing you with professional development and networking opportunities. Our mission is to inspire, develop and support leaders in volunteer engagement.

Are you just beginning your career? Or perhaps you're a seasoned professional? NOVAA offers something for everyone - become a member today!

Founded in 1982, NOVAA is a nonprofit association for volunteer management professionals. Volunteer-led, NOVAA offers a variety of programming designed to support the professional development of leaders of volunteers with all levels of expertise. Whether you are just starting out or have been in the field for many years, NOVAA has something to offer everyone.

Upcoming events

    • April 05, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Migration Brewing Annex, 2828 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97232

    Are you interested in gaining board experience, making great professional connections, and supporting NOVAA's work in the community

    NOVAA needs YOU! An all-volunteer team organizes and hosts NOVAA trainings, workshops, and networking events. If you benefit from NOVAA’s programs, help make them happen! Gain valuable professional experience, and work with an awesome team of Volunteer Managers. Help with event planning, marketing, hospitality, logistics, and more!

    We have exciting plans for the 2018-19 fiscal year and are currently recruiting a motivated slate of passionate board members to ensure that we are providing quality training and networking for our volunteer manager community in the coming year

    We are also excited to engage new committee members to help support the board in developing workshops, supporting professional development in our field, planning learning communities, on-boarding and welcoming new NOVAA members, designing newsletters, and hosting happy hours! 

    Whether you are already committed or simply curious to learn more, we invite you to come on down to Migration Brewing on April 5 to eat some food, grab a drink, and learn more about serving on the NOVAA board or joining a committee! Current board members will be present to talk about their experience and share more information about open positions (including leadership, member-at-large, and committee roles). Tasty appetizers included.

    RSVP to this event to let us know you'll be there to learn more about getting involved with NOVAA! 

    Questions? Interested, but can't make it to the info session? Contact melia.novaa@gmail.com and we'll be in touch!

    The Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association (NOVAA) is dedicated to providing volunteer administrators in NW Oregon with professional development and networking opportunities.  Our mission is to inspire, develop and support leaders in volunteer engagement.

    • May 21, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Oregon Food Bank (7900 NE 33rd Dr, Portland)
    • 27

    In the face of daily news turmoil and perpetual social and environmental challenges, educational institutions and community organizations are uniquely positioned to work together for positive change that can make a difference locally to globally. Through a combination of active, interactive, and introspective learning activities, this workshop will explore the intertwining roles of community organizations and higher education in social change through civic engagement. 

    Join Stephanie Stokamer of Pacific University for a morning of learning and conversation around: 

    • fundamental concepts of civic engagement and social change (including civic learning, service-learning, partnerships, and collective impact)
    • connections between education, mission, and civic action; strategies for partnering with colleges and universities
    • the current landscape of community partnerships in postsecondary education
    This workshop will be relevant for people who work with college students as interns or volunteers, partner with college campuses, seek to enhance the learning outcomes for volunteers, and/or want to reflect on their own role as organizational agents in complex communities.

    Stephanie Stokamer has worked in educational, non-profit, and national service sectors in the Pacific Northwest for 20 years and is currently the director of the Center for Civic Engagement at Pacific University. She holds Master’s degrees in Education and Social Sciences, as well as a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership, from Portland State.

    • June 04, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TBD

    Are you new to the field? Did "Volunteer Manager" just get added to your job description? Looking for some best practices to support your organization's volunteer program?

    This training is for you!

    Our Volunteer Management 101 Training will help you maintain a thriving volunteer base that gets more work done, builds community support and increases your organization's effectiveness. Specifically designed to assist anyone new to volunteer management, this day-long workshop covers:

    • Volunteer Program Development
    • Recruitment
    • Understanding Volunteer Motivations
    • Orientation and Training
    • Supervision
    • Risk Management
    • Recognition

    Join us develop your volunteer program to its fullest potential!
    Lunch and a light breakfast are included with your registration.

Past events

March 15, 2018 Workshop: Volunteer Management 301 with Jim Laden
March 08, 2018 Morning Meet Up For Volunteer Managers
February 27, 2018 Learning Community: ADA & Inclusion
February 06, 2018 Happy Hour For Volunteer Managers
January 29, 2018 Training: Volunteer Management 201
January 19, 2018 Morning Meet Up for Volunteer Managers
December 05, 2017 Learning Community: Embracing Volunteer Turnover
November 16, 2017 Happy Hour For Volunteer Managers
November 13, 2017 Learning Community: Online Volunteer Orientation & Training
November 09, 2017 Training: Volunteer Management 101
October 24, 2017 Morning Meet Up for Volunteer Managers
October 18, 2017 Workshop: Develop Your Leadership, Team-Building, & Coaching Skills w/ Daryl Dixon
October 18, 2017 2017/18 NOVAA Workshop Package II: Buy Two, Get the Third 50% Off
September 26, 2017 Happy Hour For Volunteer Managers
September 08, 2017 Workshop: Conflict Management, Leadership, and Mindfulness with Nancy Alder
September 08, 2017 2017/18 NOVAA Workshop Package: Four workshops for the price of three!
June 13, 2017 Learning Community: Volunteer Recognition Deconstructed
June 06, 2017 NOVAA Year-End Celebration & Annual Meeting
May 23, 2017 Workshop: Volunteer Motivation and the Enneagram
May 18, 2017 Happy Hour for Volunteer Managers
May 01, 2017 Training: Volunteer Management 101
April 27, 2017 Morning Meetup for Volunteer Managers
February 28, 2017 Morning Meet-up for Volunteer Managers
February 24, 2017 Workshop: Cultivating Your Volunteer Base Through Servant Leadership
October 18, 2016 Morning Meetup for Volunteer Managers
August 23, 2016 Morning Meetup for Volunteer Managers
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