Principles & Practices

NYAVAs Premier Volunteer Management Learning Opportunity


Course Objectives

Come develop and strengthen your volunteer program with NYAVA’s signature volunteer management course.  The Principles & Practices of Volunteer Program Management provides 2 days of intensive instruction on all the essential elements of an effective volunteer program. You will work in an interactive group setting with our two experienced instructors and your volunteer management peers to build skills that will be immediately useful to your program. Whether you are building the foundation of a new volunteer program or enhancing your current work with volunteers, Principles & Practices contains all the tools you will need to face the challenges of volunteer management.


During the two-day course, participants will learn how to:

Design practical volunteer jobs and draft comprehensive job descriptionsRecruit the right people for the right jobInterview, assign, and place volunteers successfullyRetain volunteersAdvocate for their volunteer program within their organizationEvaluate and continue to improve their programAddress ethical considerations and leadership challenges within a variety of organizational cultures

Course Schedule

Dates: Coming Soon!

General Course Outline

Day 1 will cover: Needs Assessment; Job Design; Marketing; Screening/Interviewing; Orientation/TrainingDay 2 will cover: Retention; Leadership Styles and Strategies; Organizational Culture; Supervision and Feedback; Recognition; and Program Evaluation

Registration Options:

NYAVA, WAVA, GNYADVS, VPA, Senior Service Provider Volunteer Coalition of NYC, Jewish Board, and UJA Federation Members - $200.00Non-members - $240.00Registration and New Membership - $250.00Americorps or NYC CivicCorps Members - $50.00 (Note: This price is limited to the first 5 discounted registrations and proof of service will be required.)


Coming Soon!

Please note our cancellation policy:

If you cancel 4 weeks before the course start, we will refund 100% of your payment.  If you cancel between 2-3 weeks before the start, we will refund 50% of your payment.If you cancel 1 week before the start, we regret that we will not be able to refund your payment.

Registration for the next cycle coming soon!

Questions? Contact Jerry Pannozzo & Michael Providence at [email protected]