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14 February 2006 
NY Area Workshop - Principles and Practices of Volunteer Program
New York City
Are you a new volunteer resource practitioner looking for some ways to build your volunteer program?

Are you a seasoned professional looking to inject some fresh ideas into your established program?

If so, then sign up for NY AVA's Principles and Practices Workshop!

Throughout this 3 day course, you will:

  • Review new trends in volunteerism;
  • Learn program planning and targeted recruitment;
  • Look at volunteer retention--what's working;
  • Discuss how to create volunteer roles in your organization;
  • Deconstruct best practices in volunteer supervision;
  • Explore volunteer/staff partnerships;
  • Get updated on the latest in program evaluation.

About the Instructor:

Maria Casey is the Director of Volunteer Resources at Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York. Her background includes supervising one of the largest program, training and volunteer development departments. She has created and implemented trainings for the foundation in such areas as fundraising, wish-granting, volunteer development, speakers' bureau, train the trainer, and mentor training programs. Maria holds a BA from Adelphi University and an MS from Long Island University at C.W. Post. She has served on the Advisory Board for, Action Without Borders, and serves on the NYAVA Nominating Committee, the Saint Peter's Church Bereavement Group, and the St. Francis Preparatory School Online Mentoring program.

Registration Deadline: January 27, 2006 - JOIN NY AVA (


Registration Fee: $180 members $260 non-members

Registration Form: Please print this e-mail and include your Name, Organization, Contact Information, and NY AVA Membership Status.

Method of Payment: Make checks payable to NYAVA, and send registatration and checks to:

P.O. Box 659 Grand Central Station New York, New York 10163



Organizer: NYAVA
Location: Pillsbury Winthrop, LLC 1540 Broadway, 22nd Floor Entrance on 45th between 6th and 7th New York, New York 10036
Registration Fee: $180 members $260 non-members