Calendar of Conferences, Workshops and Seminars By Date

The conferences and workshops listed here are single events sponsored by many different organizations, arranged by date. To be included, a program must offer substantial volunteer management content and be open for registration to the public. If you want to find a specific location, please use the keyword search -- but do consider traveling to meet new colleagues while you increase your skills!

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07/26/2017 to 07/28/2017
St. Paul, MNUnited States
Organizational Sponsor: Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration

Really and truly for and by volunteer management practitioners! The National Summit is an opportunity for current and emerging leaders of volunteers to discover together how to build a new national presence, tackle the issues they face, and maximize their skills as volunteer engagement experts to improve our nation’s communities. Being planned by a national team of colleagues.

The conference welcomes registrants from Canada and anywhere in the world!

On-site Only


MequonWisconsinUnited States
Organizational Sponsor: Association of Volunteer Managers

Our 2017 AVM Fall Conference will be held at Mequon Nature Preserve on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 8 am – 3 pm. Our theme is Strengthing Our Community Together and will include a Keynote Speaker, Panel Discussion, and workshops focused on “The Benefits of Collaborations”, “Training Staff to Work with Volunteers” and “Volunteer Recruitment & Retention”. Your conference Fee will include a light breakfast and catered lunch.

On-site Only


10/04/2017 to 10/05/2017
Executive Airport Plaza Hotel, RichmondBCCanada
Organizational Sponsor: Volunteer BC & BCACG

Join BCACG & Volunteer BC - at VOLUNTEER FUTURES SYMPOSIUM 2017 - WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY. Annual Training Event for Volunteers, Non-Profits & Charities. Cost-effective event known for its inspiring keynote addresses, practical workshops and relevant sessions with plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues and volunteers from across BC. Anyone wanting to learn more about volunteerism and non-profit/charities sector can attend. Sign language interpreters are available making this event accessible for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

On-site Only
10/18/2017 to 10/20/2017
Antigua, GuatemalaGuatemala
Organizational Sponsor: IAVE

7th annual gathering of leaders of volunteers, government officials, and civil society leaders in Latin America.

On-site Only
London, UKUK
Organizational Sponsor: Association of Volunteer Managers (UK)

A day of workshops and networking for leaders of volunteers across the UK.

On-site Only
10/19/2017 to 10/20/2017
Seattle, WA
Organizational Sponsor: BoardSource

A global conference focused on nonprofit leadership at the highest level – the board of directors. More than 800 board members (volunteers), chief executives, staff, and nonprofit professionals gather to discuss the newest thinking and best practices in nonprofit governance. 

On-site Only
Auckland, NZNew Zealand
Organizational Sponsor: Volunteering New Zealand

Annual conference. 2017 guest speaker: Rob Jackson. With an optional "Masterclass" on Tuesday 31 October.

On-site Only


11/22/2017 to 11/26/2017
Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaMalaysia
Organizational Sponsor: IAVE

Gathering of volunteers, NGO leaders, and government officials in the Asia Pacific region.

On-site Only