Message Board

Volunteer Engagement Message Board

Powered by GRAVA, HandsOn Greater Richmond, & ConnectVA


Seeking real-time answers to important questions related to volunteer engagement?

GRAVA has joined forces with HandsOn Greater Richmond and ConnectVA to host a specialty forum devoted to Volunteer Engagement. The ConnectVA Volunteer Engagement Message Board is a useful and productive tool through which GRAVA members can learn, share, and connect on volunteer engagement topics:

  • Participate in cause-related online discussions with your peers from around the community
  • Receive real-time answers on important needs and questions in the field
  • Share news, resources, and upcoming events

How Do I Get Started?

  1. Register on ConnectVA: In order to participate in the Message Board, you must be a registered user on ConnectVA –
  2. Sign-in on ConnectVA: Your password will be emailed to you upon registration submission. When you next sign-in on ConnectVA, please visit the Message Board –
  3. Subscribe to the Message Board: As a signed-in user, click to “subscribe” to the Volunteer Engagement Message Board (item #6). This will allow you to receive immediate notification of posts from fellow GRAVA members.

 How Can I Use the Message Board?

  • Sign-in on ConnectVA: only signed-in, registered users can post to the Message Boardon ConnectVA.
  • Visit the Message Board page: click into Volunteer Engagement (item #6).
  • Post a Message: Select to “Post New Thread” and enter a descriptive subject line and concise, specific informational, professional, and courteous message and then “Publish” (you can choose to edit or delete your message at any time)
  • Reply to a Message: Click into any post under the Volunteer Engagement Message Board and select “Reply” to any thread or existing replies.

 Questions? Please contact ConnectVA at

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