Notice for SAVMA Members and Sponsors: In November 2021, the SAVMA Board of Directors met for a special meeting to discuss the SAVMA Awards Breakfast and our popular Volunteer Fair and Recognition Event. In light of COVID-19, both events were cancelled or rethought in the year 2020. The Board decided that due to the rise
Join SAVMA on October 19th for the Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference! We will be meeting together via Zoom and join break out sessions with others registered through out host site. Why join with SAVMA? Members and non-members alike get a deep discount to attend this conference but joining our host site means that you'll have
The following post is written by Sierra Horsey, a SAVMA Member and new member of the SAVMA Communications Committee. Sierra is the Volunteer Program Coordinator at Reid Park Zoo. _____ Random Act of Kindness Week It’s no secret that 2020 was a year filled with unprecedented events and challenges. These challenges caused feelings of fear, anxiety,
Q&A with Alexander Alexander Swain is the Volunteer Services Coordinator at the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. Originally from a town near Ann Arbor, Michigan, Alexander studied Biology at Hope College in Holland, MI. After graduating, he attended the University of PIttsburgh to get a Masters degree in Neuroscience. Alexander has also
Get to Know Genie Patterson Genie Patterson is the Volunteer Coordinator for Heartland Hospice. Born in Tucson, Arizona, she graduated from the University of Arizona with BA in Anthropology and Museum Studies while working in the family business. Her family was in the restaurant business for 62 years in Tucson.
Q&A with Jessica Jessica O'Donnell is the Volunteer Coordinator at Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest. She was born and raised in a small town outside of Yuma Arizona called Wellton and graduated from NAU with a dual degree in Public Relations and Photography. Jessica O'Donnell
The Southern Arizona Virtual Volunteer Fair SAVMA partnered with United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona and the Green Valley/Sahuarita Volunteer Clearinghouse to bring you the Southern Arizona Virtual Volunteer Fair! Eleven organizations had the chance to create short videos that showed the various volunteer opportunities that are safely available. To learn more, watch
Q&A with Graciela Graciela Jauregui is the Volunteer Program Coordinator at Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse. She has been in the field for nearly two years. Originally from Yuma, Arizona, Graciela moved to Tucson to attend the University of Arizona between 2008 and 2017 and earned four different degrees. Graciela Jauregui,
A question has been posed by SAVMA Member TIHAN. What background check company does your organization use and who would you recommend? SAVMA members may respond in the comments below.
Ask a Volunteer Manager: September Spotlight Stacy Oliver is the Volunteer Services Manager for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. Describe a memorable moment with volunteers. When the pandemic started in March, we didn’t have volunteers with us for several months because the National Guard stepped in, and we