Statement of Solidarity

Dear Colleagues,

NOVAA stands in solidarity with social justice movements across the country speaking up and taking action for the lives and rights of Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities. 

To truly serve our members, we acknowledge the need to understand the impacts of systemic racism within our organization and the greater community. Despite past efforts, we have struggled to enact diversity equity and inclusion practices that have led to tangible actions, but we are evaluating ways we can make change, and we will share our commitments and planned actions with you in the coming months. 

As we are a community organization, we would love to hear from NOVAA members. Please share your thoughts and suggestions, and hold us accountable as we work to create an equitable and safe organization, community and society.

In humble solidarity,

Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association

COVID-19 Resources

Many, if not all, of us are in the throes of planning for disrupted operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. The situation continues to evolve, and many of your organizations are on the front lines. We do not yet know the full extent of the impacts. NOVAA members represent a diverse group of nonprofit, government, health, and educational organizations, each of whom will experience unique impacts. NOVAA would like to offer some information and resources to help you navigate the impacts on your program and the volunteers you support.

Info related to volunteer program management:

Info related to nonprofit organizations and government agencies:

 Updates and health/safety guidelines:

 Info related to racism and stigma:

We’re here to support you! If you have questions/concerns, or would like to share ideas with other volunteer administrators, please join us on the member forums or email us at novaa.info@gmail.com.

 Most importantly, take care of yourselves. We’re all in this together. We are wishing you all the best.

NOVAA is a nonprofit association for volunteer management professionals, founded in 1982. 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. 

We remain committed to providing support and resources for leaders in volunteer management, but, due to COVID-19, all our programming will be hosted remotely, via Zoom calls. Information is listed within each event description below. We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Upcoming events

    • September 29, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Offered remotely via Zoom
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    Going back to square one is never easy. What happens after your volunteer program abruptly pauses and then restarts. How do you re-energize staff who were spread out then regrouped? This is a unique time where we should focus our efforts on rebuilding the best parts of staff and volunteer relationships. Looking for tips? Have lessons learned to share?

    Join Corina Sadler, CVA for an interactive training on new ways to get staff on your side, get rid of myths that follow you around and build your next level team. 

    Remote session, zoom link in confirmation email.

    Corina Sadler, CVA, is Volunteer Resources Supervisor for the City of Plano, Texas “Volunteers in Plano” department. Corina supports staff in engaging 10,000 volunteers a year and has spent 15 years in local government. In 2019 she received a national IMPACT Award from the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE) for displaying exemplary leadership in the field. Corina has been featured on podcasts and webinars about volunteer engagement and service. She is a committee member of AL!VE, Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration and the Texas Volunteer Management Conference. Ms. Sadler holds a Bachelor's Degree in Gerontology and Nonprofit Management along with certificates in nonprofit marketing and governance.  

    • September 29, 2020
    • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM (PDT)
    • Offered remotely via Zoom

    Connect with fellow volunteer program professionals for a lunchtime social hour. Let’s come together to share ideas and resources that may help each other through these changing and challenging times.

    Remote zoom link access will be provided in your confirmation email. 


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!

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