Volunteer WV
Volunteer WV

2023 Volunteer West Virginia Wednesday Schedule



2023​ Webinar Series 
Join us for Volunteer WV Wednesday, a free monthly webinar series, where we will explain our programs, network, provide trainings, and have fun! The goal if this project is to explain Volunteer West Virginia's programs and to connect with people across the state. There will also be opportunities to network, learn new things, and win prizes! 

Meet Volunteer West Virginia 
January 11th | 1-2PM 
Volunteer West Virginia is a small state agency that promotes and supports AmeriCorps, disaster preparedness, and volunteerism in West Virginia. Join us for this informative webinar to learn more about the services we offer and how we might be able to support your organization! Click here to register​. ​

Governor's Service Awards
February 8th | 1-2PM
Presented since 1995, the Governor’s Service Awards honors individuals and groups that exemplify outstanding dedication to volunteerism and community service in West Virginia. Any individual, organization, group, family, or business in West Virginia actively engaged in voluntary service benefiting the state may be nominated.​​​ In this webinar, we will feature several previous GSA winners and review this year’s application process. ​ Click here to register

Benefits of AmeriCorps 
March 8th | 1-2PM 
Serving with AmeriCorps can change your life! Not only are there many intangible personal and professional development opportunities, but there are also many tangible benefits to serving with AmeriCorps in West Virginia. Join this call to learn more about Educational Benefits such as the Segal Education Award, the AmeriCorps Tuition Waiver in West Virginia, and more! Click here to register

Finding Your Fellow AmeriCorps Members 
March 15th | 1-2PM 
Happy AmeriCorps Week! This webinar is for currently serving AmeriCorps members to connect with each other in real time. Serving in a rural community can sometimes be isolating, but chances are there are like-minded AmeriCorps members right around the corner! We will provide opportunities to network with other AmeriCorps members in your region, as well as share our 2023 AmeriCorps Member Map and Directory. ​Click here to register

Volunteer Recruitment: Ideas That Really Work! 
April 12th | 1-2PM
It's National Volunteer Month - a great time to celebrate the success of West Virginia’s Volunteer Programs! During this meeting, we will hear from several Volunteer Managers from across the state to hear how they have found success recruiting and retaining rock star volunteers. You might get a few ideas for your own program! ​ Click here to register

Approaching Difficult Conversations
May 10th | 1-2PM
This webinar is still in the works, but you won't want to miss it! Check back for the full description. Click here to register

Social Media and Marketing On A Budget
June 14th | 1-2PM
One of our most requested topics! Learn marketing and social media tips on a budget from special guest, Danny Forinash, from Charles Ryan Associates. With nearly 50 years of experience, Charles Ryan Associates is a women-owned, strategic communications firm serving clients across the country.​ They have become one the nation’s leading digital communications firms, working for some of the largest, most recognizable brands.​  Click here to register

Summer Vacation
There will be in webinar in July, we will be on summer vacation. See you in August! 

Summer Networking 
August 9th | 1-2PM 
Join this webinar for a fun “brain break” to celebrate the end of summer! We will provide opportunities to connect with fellow West Virginians who share your passion and drive for service and volunteerism. ​Click here to register

Get Ready WV 
September 13th | 1-2PM
National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. In this meeting, hear from Gina Namay, Volunteer West Virginia’s Disaster Services and Planning Lead, with tips to help keep your family safe and prepared for a variety of situations. ​Click here to register.

Including Volunteers With Disabilities
October 11th | 1-2PM
This webinar is still in the works.  Check back for the full description. Click here to register

Grant Writing Training
November 8th | 1-3PM
Join us for our most requested topic: Grant Writing Training! This is a mini version of our two day training. During this webinar you will learn expert tips and tricks for writing grants. Please note, this special webinar will be two hours.  Click here to register

Holiday Wellness and Stress Management 
December 13th | 1-2PM
The Holiday season is full of hustle and bustle - but have you ever stopped to think about how this is in contrast with the stillness of nature that sets in with winter? During this training, we will review several ways to slow down and manage stress during this busy time of year. We will also set intentions and goals for the New Year of 2024!  Click here to register

Previous Webinars 
To watch recordings of our previous Volunteer West Virginia Wednesdays click here​. ​

Contact Information

Dana Bryant, Dana.A.Bryant@wv.gov