Check Out the 2017-2018 Calendar!

The Calendar page on the AVACA website has been updated!  The dates and details for all the professional development membership meetings and the networking lunches have been posted.  You are also able to RSVP for each; while not required, it sure is exciting to see who's coming and know how many to expect.

We hope to see YOU there!  


City of Mesa job announcement for Citywide Volunteer Program Coordinator

CITY OF MESA
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF:
Citywide Volunteer Program Coordinator

SALARY:

$49,154.29 - $69,388.80 Annually

OPENING DATE: 02/24/17

CLOSING DATE: Continuous

DESCRIPTION/DUTIES:

_THIS RECRUITMENT IS OPEN UNTIL SUFFICIENT WITH A FIRST REVIEW OF 
APPLICATIONS ON THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017._

A Citywide Volunteer Program Coordinator is a professional 
classification located in Neighborhood Outreach, and is responsible 
for overseeing the coordination of the Citywide volunteer management 
team, promoting and recognizing volunteer programs Citywide, and 
serving as the City's first point of contact for employees and 
residents regarding the City of Mesa volunteer programs.  
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Book Club Meeting Synopsis

The AVACA Book Club launched on Wednesday, December 7th at Hob Nobs in Phoenix.  In attendance was Sharon Kinsella, Arizona Humane Society; Tasia Grzecka, Child Crisis AZ; Amy Davieau, Consultant; Linda Ponter, Phoenix Children’s Shelter, and Linda Llewellyn, Celebrate Volunteers. Hob Nobs is a cozy coffee shop perfect for an informal gathering and discussion.  The book chosen by AVACA members is Born to Be Good by Dacher Keltner.  The first reading endeavor was to read the Preface and Chapter One.  An engaging discussion was had.  Here are some of the highlights in case you missed it or were wondering what it would be like.

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Volunteer Management Intern Position at the Phoenix Zoo! Apply Today!

The Volunteer Management Intern (unpaid) will work with the Phoenix Zoo’s Volunteer Management Team (VMT) to oversee the recruitment and facilitation of volunteers for two significant winter/spring events.  In addition, the intern in this position will learn all aspects involved in the administration of a large nonprofit volunteer program, including recruitment, applicant screening, interviewing, training, evaluating, and engagement of core volunteers.

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AVACA Meeting Synopsis October 11, 2016

Fall Membership Meeting Synopsis

 

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Manager of Volunteer, Internship, & Community Service Programs

PURPOSE: TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE VOLUNTEER RESOURCES, CONDUCT, AND DEVELOP PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT THE PHS MISSION.   THIS INCLUDES DIRECTLY MANAGING AND TRAINING VOLUNTEERS, INTERNS, THE YOUTH VOLUNTEER PROGRAM, AND COMMUNITY SERVICE GROUPS AS WELL AS OVERSEEING VARIOUS VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS.

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Career opportunity at Arizona Museum of Natural History

The City of Mesa is a great place to work! In addition to competitive salaries, the City also has a generous amount of other benefits available.  

Volunteer Coordinator - The current vacancy is at the Arizona Museum of Natural History; however, this recruitment will be used to create a Citywide list to fill future vacancies.

 

A Volunteer Coordinator is a professional classification with responsibility for planning, developing, coordinating, and implementing a large and comprehensive volunteer program or programs (200+ volunteers) for a department or unit of the City. Incumbents in this class manage all aspects of a volunteer program(s).  

City of Mesa offers a competitive benefits package. A CITY OF MESA ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED.

Applications will be available as of the opening date of 09/02/16.  Apply by date 09/15/16. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as we will review applications as they are received. For complete job description, requirements and online application form, please visit our web site at: www.mesaaz.gov/jobs

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New Position at the Phoenix Zoo! Seeking a Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

      
The Volunteer Engagement Coordinator is responsible for providing support to the Volunteer Manager to ensure the success of the Phoenix Zoo’s Volunteer Program through development and implementation of training opportunities, coordination of volunteers into specialty service roles, organization of volunteer events, and direct oversight of corporate volunteer groups. The Volunteer Engagement Coordinator is also responsible for providing administrative support for the Volunteer Program, which includes email and phone communication and database management.  

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Special Invitation | Service Enterprise Initiative

In partnership with the Points of Light Institute, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism has been selected as a hub for the state of Arizona to support the national expansion of the Service Enterprise Initiative (SEI). A Service Enterprise is an organization that fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills across all levels of the organization to successfully deliver on its social mission.

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Other Volunteer Management Resources

Our colleagues at HandsOn Greater Phoenix offer a 4-course Volunteer Management Training, and other resources for their agency partners.

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