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Developing Virtual Training for Volunteers: Tools and Best Practices

  • November 10, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Offered remotely via Zoom
  • 26


  • *Partner associations include: DVPA, MVVMA, NOVA, & WVDO

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In-person training is the best for learners and facilitators, we know that. But in the world we live in now, we must pivot. So how do you provide in-person quality from a distance? Throw in learning new technology and how access to technology is an equity issue and it can all feel a bit overwhelming. Online learning is a great option right now but it’s not perfect. We’ll take you through these considerations step-by-step and introduce you to available tools for crafting your own online trainings and orientations. All, of course, rooted in best practices in volunteer engagement and with budget in mind.


  • Understand the different technology options that are currently available for online training of volunteers.
  • Differentiate between the different types of online training and how you could implement them to serve the needs of your organization.
  • Learn how to adapt in-person learning and curriculum to online/remote settings.
  • Receive a training plan outline to take back to your organization to implement your own online training plan.

Workshop presenter bios:

Liza J Dyer, CVA has been working and volunteering in the nonprofit and public sectors for more than 15 years. She lives in Portland, Oregon where she works as a Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at Multnomah County Library, a public library system started by volunteers in 1864. She spends her days connecting people and information, creating better access to volunteer experiences, and nerding out over technology. Liza is proud to be an AmeriCorps alum and Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA).

Amanda Andrews, CVA has been working and volunteering in the world of nonprofits for over 20 years. Her experiences as a youth volunteer lead her to explore a career that has travelled from zoo to national leadership organization, to museum. Throughout, her greatest enjoyment has been to connect community members with causes they are passionate about and help them inspire those around them. Amanda is proud to be Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA). She lives with her family in Portland, Oregon where she enjoys hiking, photography and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

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