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Become a MAVA Trainer

Are you interested in...
- expanding your training skills?
- helping your colleagues become successful volunteer engagement leaders?

- strengthening your organization and community?
- advancing racial equity in volunteerism?

- being part of a global collaborative effort?

Apply to be a MAVA trainer! Choose from two opportunities below.

Volunteer Impact Leadership Training (VILT) Series Trainer

Join MAVA's peer-to-peer initiative, where leaders of volunteers present to their colleagues and facilitate conversations on the fundamentals of volunteer engagement and racial equity in volunteerism!

MAVA provides direction, training materials, tech support, and a small stipend of $100 per module!

And as a VILT trainer, you bring your passion for our field and your own stories of
- creating volunteer roles with volunteer trends and motivations in mind
- managing risk, brainstorming recruitment strategies
- recognizing your volunteers
- And evaluating and leading your program!

Not an expert in volunteer engagement? That's ok!
VILT trainers do NOT have to be experts!
Do you like to communicate ideas out loud?
Do you enjoy inspiring people?
Do you love facilitating conversations between smart people who are full of wisdom and great ideas?
Do you care deeply about spreading information and resources on engaging volunteers effectively?

We aren't actively looking for VILT trainers right now, but check out our upcoming conferences and consider submitting an RFP to present!

 Reach out to Holly Daniels, Training Director, at
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Trainer

As a DEI trainer, you will facilitate MAVA’s highly interactive and engaging workshops on topics of privilege, bias, microaggressions and antiracism, along with racial equity in volunteerism. W
orkshops include: 

- 8 Strategies for Creating a More Inclusive Volunteer Program

- No “One Right Way:” Imagining New Systems for Volunteer Engagement

- An Introduction to Privilege, Bias and Microaggressions

- Antiracism 101
- Other topics to be developed in the future

Learn more about becoming a DEI trainer!

DEI Trainer Openings:

To apply to become a DEI trainer, contact Michael Nguyen at

MAVA is dedicated to growing a diverse and culturally competent team of highly engaged staff and volunteers to reflect and equitably serve the vibrant community around us. We embrace differences in age, ability, color, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, race, religion and sexual orientation. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to: Black, Indigenous, people of color; immigrants and refugees; LBGTQIA individuals; people with disabilities; religious minorities; and the elderly. MAVA is recognized as an employer of National Service with AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.