Directors of Volunteer Administration (DOVA) Panel Discussion
Recruiting and Supporting College Interns
Thursday, February 24
Harborside Learning Lab* at the New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
Closest MBTA stop: Aquarium on the Blue Line. http://www.neaq.org/visit_planning/maps_directions_and_parking/getting_to_the_aquarium/index.php
*The Harborside Learning Lab is NOT at the main building of the aquarium but rather in the same building as the Harbor Garage in the Ocean Center.
Are you thinking about tapping the talents of college students for your nonprofit organization? Increasingly, universities are expecting students to participate in experiential learning and service, often for college credit. How do we go about recruiting interns? How do we support our interns so that the organization will benefit from their work? How can we ensure that we meet the expectations of the intern and the university? What kind of support does the university expect from your organization?
Fr. Hugh Macsherry is the Director of Volunteers and of Human Services at the St. Anthony Shrine and Ministry Center. He oversees programs utilizing 2-3 interns from Boston College and over 400 volunteers per year.
Sarah Lynne Reul is the Intern Program Coordinator for the Museum of Science, working with more than 35 departments to place over 250 interns per year in exceptional work-learn experiences.
Priscilla H. Sanville, Ph.D., is the Director of the Arts, Community and Education Masters Program of the School of Education of Lesley University. She oversees the placement of 15 interns from the School of Education each semester.
Mona Chang is the Manager of Volunteer Programs and Internships at the New England Aquarium, overseeing programs engaging 800-900 volunteers and interns per year.
Register by 2/19 at http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22BUEVNPNQZ/
Attendance is free for current/paid 2010-11 DOVA members**
$10/non-member attendee if from the non-profit sector
$20/non-member attendee from the for-profit sector
$10 walk-in surcharge on 2/24
Fees are payable in exact change, money order, or check payable to "People Making a Difference" upon arrival.
**DOVA members pay $35 annual dues (7/1/10-6/30/11) enabling individual members to attend all DOVA meetings free-of-charge when registered by the deadlines, be included in the membership directory, and receive member-only opportunities for volunteer recruitment, study/survey participation, and discounts. Membership privileges are NOT transferable. Join DOVA using the online application: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22B3JXSHPQD
Upcoming DOVA Events:
Recruiting and Supporting College Interns, 3-5pm, at Harborside Learning Lab at the New England Aquarium
Putting Performance Measurement into Practice for Volunteer Programs by Abby Fung of Root Cause Institute, 3-5pm, at The Nonprofit Center
Using Shared Values to Structure Volunteer Programs: Managing Expectations and Setting/Maintaining Useful Boundaries to Prevent Common Issues Among Staff and Volunteers by Kris DeGraw Danna of VolunTheory LLC & Lori Tsuruda of People Making a Difference (PMD), 3-5pm
Year-End Celebration, Review, Program Planning & Elections, 3-5pm
DOVA is an association of professionals who recruit and work with volunteers at non-profit organizations in Greater Boston. DOVA fosters professional development by offering program meetings about volunteer management, recruitment, marketing, and screening, as well as opportunities to share experiences, ideas, best practices, and skills with colleagues.
Directors of Volunteer Administration (DOVA) P.O. Box 120375 | Boston, MA 02112-0375