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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03/27/2017 to 03/28/2017
Lincoln, NEUnited States
Organizational Sponsor: Nonprofit Hub

Annual event that is more than attending lectures, although there's a nationally-recognized faculty. Interactive and focused on viewing the nonprofit sector in new ways. "We aim to inspire and educate, sending you back to your organization with a full list of action items to start making a difference upon arrival." Will also be live-streamed online.

Both on-site and online
Organizational Sponsor: Twenty Hats

It’s possible to see your dream projects become realities – even when other plans take priority. This interactive webinar is for busy volunteer managers who have great ideas for improving their programs and need a better way to make them happen. Learn how to:

  • Identify the support you need to keep going
  • Increase accountability in a way that feels achievable
  • Avoid the mind traps that sink your motivation

You will also receive a bonus workbook with exercises and templates to help you put these new concepts into action.

Online Only


05/10/2017 to 05/12/2017
VictoriaBritish ColumbiaCanada
Organizational Sponsor: Administrators of Volunteer Resources of British Columbia (AVRBC)

Connect with colleagues across Canada, learn from experienced professionals within the field, gain new ideas and inspiration to take back to your organizations and have an unbelievable amount of FUN! Visit for more information about speakers, workshops, registration, accommodation, events and much more. Alternatively, follow @avrbc and @VMPC_Canada on Twitter or "like" AVRBC on Facebook

On-site Only
London, UKUK
Organizational Sponsor: Forum Training

Practical sessions to help volunteer managers stay up-to-date with best practice in volunteer management.

On-site Only


06/19/2017 to 06/21/2017
Seattle, WAUnited States
Organizational Sponsor: Points of Light

Points of Light's annual Conference on Volunteering and Service is a very large service-related convening of nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders to learn from, share with and get inspired by one another -- to work together to increase the number of volunteers in the world and the impact of the work they do.

On-site Only


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


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


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