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Mission

MAVA connects, educates, strengthens and advocates for volunteer engagement leaders and their organizations to positively impact communities.

Vision

MAVA is the premiere statewide organization uniting, educating and advancing Minnesota communities through excellence in leadership of volunteers and best practices in organizational volunteerism.

Core Values

●  Volunteerism: Volunteers make our communities better.
●  Education: Trained volunteer leaders are essential to maximizing organizational success.
●  Connection: Sharing and networking builds our profession.
●  Inclusion: Diverse backgrounds and viewpoints make us stronger.
●  Collaboration: Partnerships allow us to work together for greater impact.
●  Research: Understanding trends helps us craft a better future.

Impact on the Field

MAVA actively experiments with innovative practices in volunteerism. We are committed to disseminating knowledge to the broader field.
 
Impact for Partnerships

MAVA and our partners receive and share resources, knowledge, and visibility to meet our respective missions. We foster a connection to each other that holds us accountable for the vitality of our community.