Virginia Volunteerism Summit
The annual Virginia Volunteerism Summit (formerly the Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference) is the Commonwealth’s leading event for organizations and individuals making a difference in their communities. The Virginia Service Commission and the Virginia Service Foundation host the annual gathering, featuring a diverse array of workshops, networking events, and inspiring keynote speakers to promote innovation across the sector.
The 2023 Virginia Volunteerism Summit will be a virtual event held on Airmeet, 9am-12:30pm on May 9-11. Additional convenings based on special interests will be held in the afternoons of May 9 and 10. More information about the schedule and registration can be found below.
Registration is $75 per person, or $70 per person for groups of five or more registrants. Please use the buttons below to access your preferred registration option. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to VirginiaServiceInfo@DSS.Virginia.Gov.
Throughout the 22 sessions of the 2022 Summit, attendees reported feeling engaged, challenged, and inspired in their work. The emphasis of this event on volunteerism offers a unique opportunity to focus on ways Virginians can come together to make the Commonwealth a happier, healthier place for all. We hope you can join us for the 2023 event!
Join us at the 2023 Virginia Volunteerism Summit!
The purpose of the Virginia Volunteerism Summit is to inspire and equip organizations and individuals to make a significant impact through service in and to their communities. The 2023 Summit will empower stakeholders through engaging in powerful conversations and workshops to re-energize our shared passions for service. Participants will hear from inspiring, nationally-known speakers about the impact and future of volunteerism, as well as collaboratively engage in workshops to learn best practices, co-create new ideas, and engage in spreading passion and inspiration throughout the sector.
Participants will be encouraged to consider how they “put purpose to their passion” as they use their interests and skills to spark change around them. Our keynote sessions and national speakers will focus on sharing about:
- Cultivating a culture of service, volunteerism, and civic engagement.
- Building and supporting a more representative, integrated, and aligned network of partners.
- Establishing a more robust resource and support infrastructure.
In addition to keynote sessions, participants will choose from full schedule of “masterclass” sessions, or workshops, to build skills, learn new ideas, and make connections with other leaders in service and volunteerism. The smaller group sessions will provide practical tools while facilitating thoughtful discussions and dialogue.
This return of this annual virtual event features a dynamic new platform and content curated for today’s leaders! Registration is $75 a person for individuals, $70 per person for groups of five or more registrants that pay together.
Attendees can register as individuals directly on Airmeet using credit or debit card. If registering as a group, please request a group code and payment information here. Groups may pay by card, invoice, or other preferred payment method.
Event details can be downloaded here.
Event registration includes access to live keynote sessions and all 24 masterclass workshops, as well as complementary special-interest convenings. Registrants will also have continued access to watch session replays of all keynotes and workshops throughout the month of May.
**Registrations will not be refunded within 30 days of the event. Registrations can be transferred to other individuals if needed; please contact Alex Vanik at email@example.com.
Open to all: bring the whole group to this year's Summit!
Make sure to spread the word about the Summit, we can't wait to see you and your favorite friends and coworkers at the event in May! With an affordable registration price for an amazing value and a virtual venue, we want to make sure no one misses this great opportunity. See below for tools to help spread the news!
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The 2023 Virginia Volunteerism Summit
The annual Virginia Volunteerism Summit is the Commonwealth’s leading event for organizations and individuals making a difference in their communities. The Virginia Service Commission and the Virginia Service Foundation host the annual gathering, featuring a diverse array of workshops, networking events, and inspiring sessions to support innovation across the sector.
CONNECT: Using our dynamic new platform, take advantage of opportunities to meet new people in small groups or one on one networking. Over 300 Virginians gather each year for this event, representing over 53 counties and cities and hundreds of different nonprofit, faith based, and governmental organizations and volunteer programs.
LEARN: Expert speakers will share invaluable resources through keynote and workshop sessions, connecting you with the tools you need to expand your capacity and maximize your impact. By attending the Summit, you'll also be the first to know the results of the Virginia Community Engagement Index. Don't miss this chance to dig into the data and hear about the resources available help use this information to grow your volunteer program or nonprofit initiative.
ENGAGE: The Virginia Service Commission and the Virginia Service Foundation are honored to host this event; however, we want to make space for the community to gather! This event centers volunteer engagement professionals, and is designed to support flourishing in the nonprofit and volunteerism sector.
What to Expect:
- 300+ attendees from across Virginia
- 40+ national, state, and local experts as speakers and panelists
- 25 workshops designed to teach hands-on skills, facilitate lively discussion, and share information in an interactive format
- 3 inspiring keynote sessions
- unlimited opportunities for networking, resources sharing, and more!
Expand your mission and spread the word at the virtual Summit this May!
Summit sponsorships are a great way to engage with over 300 individuals representing the service and volunteerism sector in Virginia.
At the 2023 VA Volunteerism Summit, the Virginia Service Commission will share updates on the 2022-2024 State Service Plan, alongside keynote sessions with national speakers and over 20 masterclass workshops. These exciting updates will provide tools and resources for the sector to promote common messaging to inspire more volunteers, as well as share brand new data to support our shared missions.
Starting at $500, sponsors of the event will receive benefits including acknowledgements in event promotion, social media presence, messaging opportunities to and with attendees, and presence throughout the Summit platform. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please download the Sponsorship Overview, or contact Kathy Spangler.
Share your expertise at the virtual Summit this May!
Workshop presenters will share their knowledge and experience with Summit attendees about “putting purpose to their passion” as they use their interests and skills to spark change around them. We are looking for speakers interested in sharing about cultivating a culture of service, partnerships and collaboration, and ways to leverage service to make a community impact.
Complementing keynote sessions, workshop presenters will lead "masterclass sessions" to help participants build skills, learn new ideas, and make connections with other leaders in service and volunteerism. The smaller group sessions will provide practical tools while facilitating thoughtful discussions and dialogue. More information for presenters can be found here. Session proposals will be accepted through Friday, January 27th at midnight. Interested presenters can preview the session proposal form here.