Program Schedule

When? GRAVA holds monthly membership meetings from 8:30am-10:30am on the first Thursday of every month (except July, August and December). The first 30 minutes are reserved for breakfast and networking, followed by a 90-minute program.

Where? Due to COVID-19, all meetings are currently held on Zoom! We rotate meeting locations between spaces donated by our member organizations. This keeps your costs low, and gives you a great chance to hear about the great work being done across our community!

How much? Free for members, $5 for non-members at the door. Cost includes breakfast (and yes, plenty of coffee!).

Workshops are run by invited speakers who are local experts in topics relevant to volunteer management. Designed to provide members with bite size, tangible resources to apply immediately in their everyday practice. Workshops will provide content and exercises for real world-skills with the potential for immediate application.

Interested in serving as an expert facilitator or know someone who would? Interested in having your organization host a GRAVA meeting (need space for 50-60)?  Contact the  GRAVA Board.

2021 Meeting Schedule: Save these dates in your work calendar so you can get the most out of your GRAVA membership this year! Links and topics will be added as event registration goes live.

January 14 | 8:30-10:30am Peer to Peer Networking Session facilitated by Katie Campbell, CVA, Skye Consulting

February 4 | 8:30-10:30am – Volunteer Appreciation and Idea Sharing facilitated by Carol Ayers, CVA

March 4 | 8:30-10:30am – Re-engaging Volunteers in a COVID World

April 8 | 8:30-10:30am – Keep Volunteers Coming Back: 3 Essential Tools for Better Onboarding & Retention, presented by Tobi Johnson of VolunteerPro

Volunteer Appreciation Week – April 18-24

May 6 |  8:30-10:30am – Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion with Fatima M. Smith, MSW

June 3 |  8:30-10:30am – Mindfulness and Self-Care with Nikita Achalam of Project Yoga Richmond

September 9 |  9:00-10:30am – Greater Richmond Volunteer Capacity Survey First Look

October 7 |  9:00-10:30am – From Policies to Orientation, What You Need to Know! facilitated by Carol Ayers, CVA

November 4 |  9:00-10:30am – Rest & Renewal with Elaine Kiziah: Celebrating International Volunteer Managers Day!


Our regularly-scheduled meetings will resume in January 2022!

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