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Looking to strengthen your volunteer management skills? Maybe you would like to network and gain ideas from others who manage volunteer programs?

The list below has conferences geared towards just that, find one near you and save the date!

Northwest Illinois Volunteerism Conference (NWIVC)
Monthly Virtual Event beginning August 5, 2020
Rockford, IL

This is the first volunteerism conference set up for the Serve Illinois North West Region which includes Rockford, Freeport, the Illinois Quad Cities and all the areas between. Centrally located in Dixon, this conference was created to provide quality development opportunities and valuable networking experience for anyone who manages, motivates or mobilizes volunteers to make a difference. Participants will enjoy networking opportunities and a broad variety of learning opportunities with workshop topics that include motivating Baby Boomers, developing meaningful volunteer opportunities, recruiting and rewarding volunteers, understanding personality traits and building volunteer disaster preparedness projects.

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The Southern Illinois Volunteerism Conference (SIVC) has existed for over 12 years in various forms to provide capacity-building training opportunities to enhance the skills of volunteer leaders and managers in the public, private, and particularly nonprofit, sectors and to provide professional development workshops for volunteers themselves.

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Central Illinois Volunteerism Conference 
​Virtual summit
​Springfield, IL

The Central Illinois Volunteerism Conference provides quality professional development opportunities for volunteer managers/administrators that focus on the key areas of a volunteer delivery system including personal readiness, organizational readiness, engagement of volunteers, education of volunteers, and sustainability of volunteer efforts.

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The National Conference on Volunteering and Service is the world's largest gathering of volunteer and service leaders from the nonprofit, government, and corporate sectors. Co-convened by Points of Light Institute and the Corporation for National and Community Service, the annual event provides attendees with an opportunity to learn, connect, and be inspired through a wide range of exciting and informative plenary sessions, workshops, special events, service projects, exhibits, specialized corporate tracks and more.

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Illinois Conference on Volunteer Administration
TBD-August 2021
Virtual
Chicago, IL

The Illinois Conference on Volunteer Administration (ICOVA) is a two-day event designed for those who supervise, manage, or otherwise lead volunteers. ICOVA offers professional development and continuing education through conference workshops and keynote speakers focusing on key areas of a volunteer delivery system. ICOVA also provides that much needed networking experience with peers in the field.