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The Ultimate List of Volunteer Management Conferences in 2023

The 2023 volunteer management conference season is here!

Volunteer management conferences are an essential professional development opportunity for anyone who manages volunteers as part of their role. They provide opportunities for volunteer leaders to share knowledge, network with peers, and learn best practices that will propel their programs forward. 

Use our list to find the best skills-building workshops of 2023 for volunteer management professionals. Check their website for information on registration fees, accommodations, sponsorship information, and for a full itinerary and speakers list.

Points of Light Conference

When: June 14-16, 2023

Where: Chicago, IL (In the past, they have offered virtual attendance).

Points of Light believes that in order to tackle society’s greatest challenges and build a better future, we must engage a wide range of people to make a positive difference in the world. The Points of Light Conference is a gathering of civic engagement professionals from all over the world. This year the conference will host over 40 workshops, discussions on leadership, and networking opportunities. In 2023, they’ll be hosting dozens of workshops with industry experts, and hold leadership discussions on industry best practices. 


2023 MAVA Volunteer Engagement Conference

When: July 19-21, 2023

Where: St. Paul, MN and (In the past, they have offered virtual attendance)

MAVA’s mission is to harness the power of volunteerism to deepen community impact through uplifting community voices, building connections, providing education, and promoting advocacy. This three day conference brings volunteer managers from across the world together to learn and network with keynote speakers and peers.

America’s Service Commissions Leadership Convening

When: February 13-16, 2023

Where: Washington D.C. 

Annually, ASC brings together volunteer leadership to discuss nonprofit sector trends, foster collaboration, share best practices, and revisit strategic goals.

Texas Volunteer Management Conference 

When: TBA

Where: Texas

The Texas Volunteer Management Conference is an annual conference that brings together current and emerging volunteer management leaders.

The 2023 Society of Healthcare Volunteer Leaders Annual Education Conference

When: March 19-21, 2023

Where: Hilton Head, SC

The 30th annual SHVL education conference will include workshops and keynote speakers aimed at providing educational opportunities to volunteer leaders in healthcare.


Intentional and Strategic Management of Alumni Volunteers Conference

When: March 21-23, 2023

Where:  Minneapolis, MN 

This three-day conference is specifically designed for volunteer professionals within higher education. These workshops will teach you how to manage volunteers throughout the lifecycle. This is a very hands-on conference packed with templates, exercises, and real-time scenarios. The goal is to leave the attendee prepared to return to their campus with a comprehensive toolkit, strategy, and new level of intention.

Annual National Service-Learning Conference

When: April 2-April 5, 2023

Where: Nashville, TN

The National Youth Leadership Conference is hosting the 34th Annual National Service-Learning Conference in collaboration with Volunteer Tennessee and United Way Tennessee. This national educational conference provides leadership development training for nearly 500 service-learning professionals from across the United States and beyond.

Nonprofit Technology Conference 2023

When: April 12-14, 2023

Where: Denver, Colorado and Virtual

At this annual gathering of people who want to improve the world through skillful and equitable technology use, volunteer professionals can learn nonprofit technology best practice and network with a like-minded community.


North Carolina Association of Volunteer Administration Statewide Conference on Volunteer Management

When: May 17-19, 2023

Where: Asheville, NC

This year’s conference has the theme “elevate volunteerism.” This conference aims to share volunteer management knowledge and expertise with other volunteer professionals.

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Volunteers of America 2023 National Conference

When: June 3-6, 2023

Where: Nashville, TN

This 400+ attendees conference will be hosted by one of America’s leading nonprofits in housing, healthcare and human services.

Central Illinois Volunteerism Conference

When: July 7, 2023

Where: Virtual Attendance 

The Central Illinois Volunteerism Conference aims to help volunteer management professionals develop skills that will enhance their relationship with their organization’s volunteers.

Looking for more free professional development opportunities in the volunteer management space? Join our upcoming webinar, or check out some of our previous webinars on volunteer management! 

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