Virtual Education Series

The Virtual Education Series provides high-quality educational opportunities to assist individuals responsible for managing, overseeing, or partnering with governmental volunteer programs, though everyone will benefit from attending. The focus is always to grow inclusive volunteer programs, build and strengthen leadership skills, and connect with subject matter experts associated with government organizations. Throughout the year, NAVPLG features various topics conducted by world-class trainers and peers in the field.  As new webinars are scheduled, they are added to the NAVPLG calendar.  Once complete, NAVPLG members can view recordings of the webinars in the 'members-only' portion of the site.

NAVPLG also supports training that enhances the public sector and members' professional development. Visit the NAVPLG Calendar of Events for additional training and conference opportunities and to submit upcoming training and conferences in your jurisdiction.

NAVPLG Virtual Education Series webinars are FREE to active NAVPLG members, and offers are extended to members of AL!VE. The general public is welcome to attend for $15 per webinar.

Register on the NAVPLG Calendar

2024 Virtual Education Series Topics

January 2024: Rescheduled
February 2024: "Best Strategies for the Recruitment and Retention of Latinx Volunteers," with Guest Speaker Monica Jasso
March 2024: "
Celebrating Volunteer Appreciation & National Volunteer Week 2024!" A NAVPLG Forum
April 2024: "Sustainability for Your Volunteer Program" with Christine Luciano, US Army
May 2024: "
Dismantling the Stigma Around Court-Ordered Service and Formerly Incarcerated Volunteers," with Guest Speakers Bex Takacs-Britz and Chris Boden
June 2024: No Education Session. Please join the annual meeting, which includes a keynote speaker (TBA)
July 2024: "So you have taken over the Volunteer Program. Now, What?" Facilitated by Tony Richardson, CVA
August 2024: TBA
September 2024: TBA
October 2024: TBA
November 2024: TBA
December 2024: TBA

NAVPLG Hybrid Conference

Inspired by our friends at AL!VE, NAVPLG is developing a hybrid conference to support leaders of governmental volunteer programs, public administrators, and elected officials.

What is a Hybrid Conference?
Presenters and crew present virtual sessions in a unique and fun way. The conference is 'live streamed' directly to you, with an opportunity to discuss and share locally and nationally throughout the day.

  • This one-day conference will be held on two separate days to accommodate time zones in North America
  • Remote locations will register to offer the conference to all of the United States States of America, which consists of 50 states, a federal district (Washington D.C.), US territories, U.S. military bases worldwide, U.S. Embassies and Consulates, and more.
  • Presentations from dynamic, knowledgeable, and engaging trainers are live-streamed to your local group. 
  • A local facilitator guides group discussions in concert with the trainers. 
  • Your group provides a location with access to a high-speed internet connection, a screen, a local facilitator, handouts, and lunch/snacks for your group. 
  • Representatives from NAVPLG will host individual registrants, while small group discussions will be in similar cohorts.


Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration
Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA) is an international professional certification in the field of volunteer resources management. Sponsored by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA), this credential recognizes practitioners who meet specified standards as measured through an examination developed by their peers. Successful candidates who earn the credential may use the designation “CVA.” An international CVA registry is maintained and publicly available on the CCVA website:

Individuals pursuing the CVA credential are expected to demonstrate successfully the knowledge needed to lead and manage volunteer engagement effectively. Seven core competencies serve as a foundation for this profession, regardless of the setting or type of organization where volunteers are engaged.

Register for an upcoming information session

Patient Experience Institute

Certified Administrator of Volunteer Services (CAVS) is intended for healthcare professionals or individuals interested in volunteer leadership. The purpose of CAVS certification is to promote healthcare volunteer services management through the certification of qualified individuals by:

  • Recognizing formally those individuals who meet the CAVS eligibility requirements and pass the examination.
  • Encouraging continued personal and professional growth in the practice of healthcare volunteer services management.
  • Providing a global standard of requisite knowledge required for certification, thereby assisting employers, the public, and members of health professions in the assessment of a healthcare volunteer services manager.

CAVS Exam Overview

2024 Points of Light Conference