Dear Colleagues,

Many, if not all, of us are in the throes of planning for disrupted operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. The situation is evolving at a rapid pace, 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

    • June 10, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (PDT)
    • Remote Session

    In lieu of the workshop that had been scheduled for next week, please join us for Virtual Morning Meetup! 

    COVID-19 has affected all our lives in drastic ways and we've experienced a lot of change rapidly - in addition to immense uncertainty about the future.   Connecting with and supporting our peers is even more important now that we are physically distant. Connect with other volunteer management professionals to share anything you'd like about how this crisis has affected you, and/or resources that may help others. We are in this together. 

    We are saddened that we cannot meet in person for this event, but we look forward to connecting via Zoom - and please bring your own cupppa to simulate the networking event we hoped to provide you. 

    Zoom link:


    • June 18, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • Remote Session. Details to join in event description.

    Learning Communities invite volunteer management professionals to gather around relevant topics to both teach and learn from their peers in facilitated conversations.

    This session will be an opportunity to discuss how volunteer program managers can start planning for bringing onsite volunteers back to their organizations. The conversation will be facilitated by Kristen Van Tuyl, National Volunteer and Bereavement Services Trainer for Bristol Hospice

    Learning Communities are free for NOVAA Members and members of our partner organizations and just $10 for other guests.


    Due to COVID-19 and nationwide prevention measures, we will be offering this Learning Community remotely via Zoom:


    • June 25, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (PDT)
    • Remote via Zoom

    Join your fellow NOVAA members for our Year-End Celebration & Annual Member Meeting!

    This is the time of year we come together to celebrate the past year, meet the new board, share ideas for future NOVAA events, and connect with one another as volunteer administrators and NOVAA members.

    We'll miss being together for a party, but please join us via Zoom to catch up with your colleagues and hear what's coming up for NOVAA's next program year!

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84212048545?pwd=cEdaL3lTRXhCRENvcHJaV1BlQUIzQT09

    Looking forward to seeing you there! 


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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