This section contains materials from select past DOVIA programs.  Please don’t reinvent the wheel — feel free to reproduce, edit, modify, and use any materials from this page and/or this site.  Please give credit to DOVIA Mississippi and refer interested friends to our website (  Thanks!

2019 DOVIA Programs

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May – Field trip to Sunnybrook Children’s Home

June – Ms. Demetris Reese (JPS Transition Specialist) @ Winter Building and Phone Solicitation Act (Fundraising)

August – Expand Your Resources! (A presentation to the nonprofit community in Natchez, Miss. on August 27, 2019)

September – Community Service Fair at Tougaloo College

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November –

2018 DOVIA Programs

November – 2nd DOVIA Mini-Conference at MS Agriculture and Forestry Museum

2017 DOVIA Programs

January – Field trip to Jackson Zoo – Meeting notes: Jackson Zoo

March – GiveGab presentation @ Winter Building – GiveGab 1-2-3

July – AmeriCorps Information Session (co-sponsored with Volunteer Mississippi)

  • AmeriCorps program grant materials

August – GiveGab presentation @ Jackson Zoo – GiveGab 1-2-3

September – Volunteerism in Action service project – sign up to be a volunteer at Science Fest at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

October – Field Trip to Magnolia Speech School

November – DOVIA Mini-Conference @ Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

2016 DOVIA Programs

January – Field trip to Jackson Zoo – Meeting notes: Jackson Zoo

February – Field trip to Chamber of Commerce / City of Jackson Volunteer Program

March – Field trip to Center for Children and Youth (Baptist Hospital)

April – GIVE Awards ceremony – 2016 GIVE Awards Recipient Press Release

April – Junior League Community Roundtable

May – “Risk Management for Programs that Engage Volunteers”

June – Field trip to Habitat for Humanity

July – AmeriCorps Information Session (co-hosted by Volunteer Mississippi)

August – Field trip to Mississippi Food Network – Meeting Notes: MS Food Network

September – “New Trends in Volunteerism” @ TBA

October – Strategic Planning Session and Card Swap @ Brown’s Fine Art & Framing – Meeting Notes: Strategic Planning compiled notes

November – Nature Walk & Meditation @ Museum of Natural Science

2015 DOVIA Programs

January – Field trip to Mississippi Children’s Museum

February – “Finding Your Why” @ Good Samaritan Center

March – “Volunteer Human Resources: Including Hiring & Firing” @ Manship House

April – GIVE Awards ceremony:  Doris Bridgeman is a winner!

May – Field trip/meditation walk @ MS Museum of Natural Science

June – “Volgistics” volunteer tracking/management software demo @ St. Dominic Hospital

July – AmeriCorps Information Session (co-hosted by Volunteer Mississippi)

August – Field trip to New Stage Theatre

September – “Social Media” @ Volunteer Greater Jackson

September – Tougaloo Service Fair and Conference

October – Field trip to The Mustard Seed

November – Strategic Planning @ The Manship House

2014 DOVIA Programs

January – “Strategic Planning” (postponed)

February – Field trip to MS Department of Archives & History

March – “Engaging College Students in Community Service”

April – GIVE Awards

June – “Corporate Volunteerism”

July – Field trip to New Stage Theatre (postponed)

August – AmeriCorps Information Session @ Winter Bldg.

September – Field trip to Jackson Zoo

October – Field trip to Manship House Museum

November – Reflection/meditation walk @ MS Museum of Natural Science


January – Updating the Strategic Plan for 2013 @ MS Museum of Natural Science

February – Field trip to AmeriCorps*NCCC campus (Vicksburg)

March – Engaging School Aged Volunteers @ Winter Archive Building

April – GIVE Awards luncheon @ Museum of Art – meet the 2013 recipients!

May – Introduction to the new docent program and tour of the New Capitol

June – no program in June

July – Working Well With Corporate Volunteers

August – AmeriCorps Funding Workshop (Volunteer Mississippi!)

September – Volunteering for Arts Organizations

September – SPECIAL EVENT – Annual Tougaloo Community Agency Fair

October – Engaging Volunteers With Disabilities

November – Reflections on Service & Meditation Walk

December -meeting of the incoming DOVIA officers to select 2014 programs


JanuarySetting Strategic Goals for 2012 and other notes from the January meeting

February – Field Trip to the MS Museum of Art

March – Recruiting and Managing Teen Volunteers

April – Field Trip to Goodwill Industries (Ridgeland)

May – Volunteering With Pets: Therapy Dogs International

June – Summer Stress Busters

July – Field Trip to Eudora Welty House (announcement only)

August – Accessing College Volunteers

September – Sharing Our Best Practices

October – Mississippi Volunteer Lawyer’s Project

November – NO MEETING

December – Officers meet to plan 2013 calendar (no regular meeting)

Grant Writing Made Easy (select handouts from January 2012 presentation)


4 Ways to Motivate Volunteers

50+ Things You Can Do Today To Make A Difference

100 Ideas for Kindness

101 Ways to Thank Volunteers for Under $10

Distance Without Being Distant

Helping Students Deal With Disaster-Related Trauma


May 2102 – Elizabeth Coleman, CVA, wins first ever GIVE Award for the Volunteer Professional

Elizabeth Coleman (MS Department of Archives and History) is the winner of the first ever GIVE Award for a volunteer professional

Feb. 2011 – Dress for Success Metro Jackson is hosting a drive to collect wigs for African-American women cancer patients (view PDF flyer)

Feb. 2011 – Born Free of Mississippi celebrates 15 years