Workshop Location for 2018-2019:
The Yonge Street Mission 
306 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON, M5A 2G7
Workshops will be held in Classrooms A or B (Please check workshop details for more information)
Workshop Cost for 2018-2019:     
  • Monthly workshops: Free for members!  $10 fee for non-members (guests)
  • Full Day Conference (February):  early bird pricing is $60 for members, $80 for non-members (includes lunch)
  • AGM (June): There is a $10 fee for non-members and guests (includes lunch)

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, May 09, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Yonge Street Mission (Classroom B)
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    In Valuing Volunteer Management, we’ll look at the essential role of the leader and manager of volunteers. What do we know about Volunteer Resource Managers? How do / should they operate within 21st century organizations? How can we effectively lobby for more support?

    With a mix of presentation and group discussion this workshop will leave you with at least one action to help you gain more influence within your organization.

    Don't miss out on your opportunity to learn from Rob Jackson, an international leader, author, and trainer in the volunteer engagement field - Register now!

    Rob Jackson has worked in the volunteering movement for more than two decades, during which time he has led and managed volunteers and volunteer programmes in education, advice, fundraising and children’s services settings at local, regional and national levels.

    Rob worked for Volunteering England for six years, most of which he spent as Director of Development and Innovation. Rob successfully generated over £3million of income, led a merger with Student Volunteering England and oversaw the delivery of a number of strategic development projects in the volunteering field. Rob also provided the secretariat to the ground breaking Volunteer Rights Inquiry.

    As well as his expertise in volunteerism, Rob has strong links with the fundraising world. He spent six years as a member of the Institute of Fundraising’s Standards Committee and chaired the Institute’s working party which developed the UK’s first code of good practice on volunteer fundraising.

    In 2011 Rob established Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd and now provides consultancy, public speaking and training services on a range of topics, with strategic volunteer engagement remaining at the core of his work. Rob works with clients large and small in the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America.

    Rob continues to write extensively for the field. He co-authored the 2012 publication The Complete Volunteer Management Handbook, has his own blog and writes a monthly “Voice Of Volunteering” column for Third Sector Magazine online.

    In 2015 Rob co-authored “From The Top Down - UK edition” with respected American author and consultant, Susan J Ellis. The book is the only one of it’s kind aimed at senior managers in Volunteer Involving Organisations to help them understand their key strategic roles in effective volunteer engagement.

    Rob is an active volunteer, having previously served as chair of governors at a large Lincolnshire primary school. He is the founder and moderator of UKVPMs, the first email networking resource for UK based Volunteer Programme Managers and as a member of the editorial team for, an international journal on volunteering issues.

    • Thursday, June 13, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Yonge Street Mission (Classroom B)
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    Join TAVA for our Annual General Meeting on June 13! A catered breakfast is included with registration. TAVA is please to welcome sector expert Reva Cooper and her Top Volunteer Engagement Trends and Proactive Responses workshop to the 2019 AGM.

    Reva Cooper believes strongly in the power of volunteerism, and the necessity of qualified leaders of volunteers to meet organizational goals. Her background includes impact roles as the founding Executive Director of the Volunteer Action Centre in Kitchener-Waterloo and Area and Coordinator of the Volunteer Management Certificate Program at Conestoga College

    From attending Top Volunteer Engagement Trends and Proactive Responses, participants will be able to:   

    • Identify the current reality of volunteerism – statistics, trends, opportunities, threats. 
    • Develop proactive strategies to maximize volunteer recruitment and retention. Learn about resources and best practices that can help you to implement these strategies.
    • Engage volunteers in ways that increase community engagement and support for the organization.

    Reva's consulting practice assists with a wide variety of “social profit,” public and charitable clients that mobilizes volunteers. She is innovative and proactive in addressing trends impacting volunteerism. Reva is trained and has published in association with Volunteer Canada, Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada, PAVRO. The Ontario Community Support Association, the Mennonite Central Committee and many others. She was also first to receive the Award of Merit at the Volunteer Action Centre Community Impact Awards.

Past events

Thursday, April 11, 2019 April 2019 Business Meeting & Workshop - The Art of Listening
Thursday, March 07, 2019 March 2019 Business Meeting & Workshop-6 Habits of Highly Effective Leaders and Teams
Thursday, February 07, 2019 2019 Conference (February 7)- Mission Possible: Redefining What is Possible
Thursday, January 10, 2019 January 2019 Business Meeting & Workshop- Give & Get
Thursday, November 08, 2018 November 2018 Business Meeting & Workshop- Volunteer Communications: Let's Get Digital!
Thursday, October 11, 2018 October 2018 Business Meeting & Workshop- Queery-ing inclusion through Pride IN Volunteering
Thursday, September 13, 2018 September 2018 Business Meeting & Workshop- HANDING OVER THE BATON: Planning Successful Volunteer Leader Transitions
Thursday, June 14, 2018 TAVA Annual General Meeting
Thursday, May 10, 2018 TAVA Business Meeting & Workshop: Workplace Communications- How to Speak & Engage with Confidence
Thursday, April 12, 2018 TAVA Business Meeting & Workshop: Developing a Standard of Inclusivity: From Policy to Community
Thursday, March 08, 2018 TAVA Business Meeting & Workshop: The Glass (half) Full! A Workshop that Promotes Intentionality, Positivity, Proactivity, and Success!
Thursday, February 08, 2018 2018 Conference: Accessibility in Volunteering - Understanding and Accommodating
Thursday, January 11, 2018 January 11, 2018: Annual "Give & Get" Business Meeting & Workshop
Thursday, November 09, 2017 Appreciation to Volunteers - How, Why and Where to Begin.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Teams and “Teaming” – Enabling Collaboration
Thursday, September 14, 2017 TAVA Business Meeting & Workshop
Thursday, June 08, 2017 2017 AGM & Building a Culture of Volunteerism and Philanthropy Workshop: June 8, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Member Discussion Panel - Volunteer Management Systems
Thursday, April 13, 2017 Project Management - A Crash Course
Thursday, March 09, 2017 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Volunteers
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 Outstanding Fee's for TAVA Conference
Thursday, February 09, 2017 TAVA Annual Conference - Emerging Trends in Volunteer Engagement
Thursday, January 12, 2017 GIVE and GET
Thursday, November 10, 2016 More than Volunteer Management: Be a better leader!
Thursday, October 13, 2016 Design Thinking Tools for Volunteer Engagement
Thursday, September 08, 2016 TAVA Meeting - Volunteers, Policies and the Law
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