Volunteer Engagement

Many thanks to our guests and guests presenters for yesterday’s Volunteer Engagement program!

If you were not able to attend, please contact the Center or our presenters, Jean Joley of Volunteer Center or Sandy Screeton of the Allen County Public Library for more information.


Building a Winning Volunteer Program

In addition to discussing the services of the Volunteer Center, our speaker’s highlight our regional professional association for volunteer managers, NIAVA – Northeast Indiana Association of Volunteer Administrators.

The NIAVA Mission:

NIAVA seeks to promote professionalism in the field of volunteer administration and to provide those who manage volunteers with a forum for the exchange of ideas, the tools with which to upgrade skills, and a framework for developing and maintaining high standards of professional competency.

Why join NIAVA?

  • Membership fee is only $30 per year and brings you the following benefits:
  • Bi-monthly meetings featuring informative and highly qualified speakers
  • Annual Full Day Professional Development Seminar/Retreat
  • The opportunity to promote agency events the NIAVA Newsletter
  • The opportunity to be mentor by an experienced volunteer manager
  • Networking and sharing problems and solutions with others who work in the
  • challenging field of volunteers.

NIAVA resources



Reminder: April 23@4 program on Volunteer Engagement

Don’t forget to register for our April 23@4 program on Volunteer Engagement, led by Ani Etter of Fort Wayne’s own Volunteer Center and Sandy Screeton, Volunteer Manager for the Allen County Public Library.

April 23rd at 4:00
Allen County Public Library, Main Library

Is your organization thinking of starting a volunteer program or revamping an existing one?

Sandy and Ani will discuss the essential fundamentals of a successful volunteer program and how to get started.

Information about mentoring opportunities with the Northeast Indiana Association of Volunteer Administrators (NIAVA) and local resources through the Volunteer Center will be presented.

Register at this link to our registration calendar.

Our regular 23@4 Program series covers a variety of topics on running effective nonprofits. When the 23rd of the month falls on a weekday, at 4:00 we’re programming for nonprofits.