|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2020
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida CEO Clay Ingram announced that the agency would be hosting its first-ever volunteer leadership convening. The Volunteer Leadership Virtual Convening: Volunteer Engagement for Changing Communities will be hosted virtually October 27-29, 2020. This no-cost event will cover a broad range of topics that will engage nonprofits, governmental entities and leaders from across the state.
“I am so pleased to join CEO Ingram in announcing the Volunteer Leadership Virtual Convening, October 27-29,” said First Lady Casey DeSantis. “This no-cost event will bring together volunteer leaders from across the state to discuss the importance of service in our communities, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you, Volunteer Florida for continuing to pave the way for service in the Sunshine State.”
“At Volunteer Florida, we are always looking for ways to engage Floridians in service,” said CEO Ingram. “Last year, we launched Volunteer Connect with the goal of connecting individuals with nonprofit organizations and governmental entities. This year, we look forward to bringing these groups together to discuss the important topics surrounding volunteerism as our communities grow and change. We look forward to our first-ever volunteer leadership convening and encourage all Floridians to register.”
Over the course of three days, attendees will have the opportunity to choose from two tracks with over 17 workshops. Topics will range from pro bono volunteerism and recruitment to emergency management and virtual volunteerism. Volunteer Florida will also host a separate track designed specifically for Volunteer Generation Fund grantees. Workshops and plenaries will be led by volunteer experts from across the US.
To register for the Volunteer Leadership Virtual Convening: Volunteer Engagement for Changing Communities, please click here. Registration is free and individuals may register up until the last day of the convening. Attendees may attend as many workshops as they would like.
If you have any questions regarding the convening, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Volunteer Florida
In 1994, Volunteer Florida was established in Florida Statutes to manage national service programs, such as AmeriCorps, and advocate for volunteerism throughout the Sunshine State. Since then, Volunteer Florida has evolved to serve as the state’s lead agency for mobilizing volunteers and coordinating donations before, during and after disasters, including managing the Florida Disaster Fund. After 25 years, Volunteer Florida remains committed to promoting volunteerism in Florida, and recently launched the state’s official volunteer opportunities platform, Volunteer Connect. Through our work, Volunteer Florida delivers high-impact volunteer programs and opportunities that engage Floridians, transform communities and make the state a better place to live.