Upcoming events

    • 26 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Zoom Virtual Meeting
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      Volunteer Management Lessons Learned in 2021: Working around COVID Restrictions and how to Plan Moving Forward.

      You can’t make a plan about where you’re going without examining changes in the past twelve months.   Join our meeting where we will explore the happenings this past year and overall support of volunteer efforts.

      • Finding NEW resources for measuring/increasing volunteer impact during COVID-19
      • How to maintain a strong volunteer program
      • How Roles Changed with volunteers
      • Creating High Impact with Virtual Volunteering Activities
      • What’s New with Policies and Procedures
      • Leveraging Technological capabilities
      • 2022 Forecast Projection for the Volunteer Industry


      DaVida Lee-Williams 

      Director, Guest & Volunteer Services 

      Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

      DaVida Lee-Williams has served as a volunteer manager for over 23 years.  She began her career in nonprofit as an AmeriCorps member and Team Leader with Hands On Atlanta. 

      After serving 2 years in AmeriCorps, she continued with Hands On Atlanta as a recruiter for its AmeriCorps program and literacy program to eventually managing a team of recruiters responsible for the overall volunteer recruitment and retention for the organization’s programs and special events, annually recruiting over 30,000 individuals. 

      Currently, Mrs. Lee-Williams serves as the Director of Guest & Volunteer Services for Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University where, for the past 13 years, she has grown the volunteer program from 12 individuals to a corps of over 450 consistent and committed volunteers throughout the organization's 6 outpatient locations, along with the duties of leading the organization’s patient relations,  Patient & Family Advisory Board, Arts In Health program, and the volunteer recruitment of its annual Winship 5k race/walk. 

      Recently, she was selected to serve as a member of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council for Emory Healthcare’s Physician Group Practices.


      Kelly Crosby

      Volunteer Coordinator

      National Center for Civil and Human Rights

      Kelly Crosby is a fine artist and the volunteer coordinator for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. 

      She is also an arts administrator and mural artist for the non-profit organization, the Inner-City Muslim Action Network.



      • 10 Dec 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Angel Tree Warehouse, 2029 Tucker Industrial Road, Tucker, GA 30084
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        Each year, COVA Atlanta participates in a community service day. 

        This year, we will be volunteering with The Salvation Army at the Angel Tree Warehouse, helping to sort and pack donated Christmas gifts for children in need.

        Join us for a great day of volunteering and helping to provide a bright Christmas for many children in the metro Atlanta area.


      Past events

      21 Sep 2021 Annual COVACon 2021 Volunteer Management Conference
      24 Aug 2021 Magnify your Mission on Social Media
      22 Jun 2021 2021 COVA Annual Meeting
      25 May 2021 Virtual Training, Policies and Legalities
      26 Apr 2021 Empowering Your Workforce: From Feedforward to Feedback
      23 Mar 2021 Connecting with Colleges and Universities: Utilizing Volunteers and Campus Resources
      25 Feb 2021 Showing Love: How to appreciate Volunteers Virtually
      26 Jan 2021 Keeping Community at the Center of Your Volunteer Strategy
      08 Dec 2020 COVA Virtual Game Night
      17 Nov 2020 Preparing your Volunteer Program for 2021
      27 Oct 2020 Panel Discussion on Corporate Volunteerism during COVID-19
      22 Sep 2020 Navigating Volunteer Management during COVID-19
      01 Sep 2020 September Meet and Greet
      14 May 2020 Developing a Strategic Plan for your Volunteer Engagement Program
      28 Apr 2020 April Member Meeting - Virtual
      25 Feb 2020 February Member Meeting
      28 Jan 2020 January Member Meeting
      14 Nov 2019 Instagram 2.0 Essential for Nonprofits
      22 Oct 2019 October Meeting: Reviewing & Strengthening Youth Programs
      17 Sep 2019 2019 COVA Conference
      20 Aug 2019 August Member Meeting
      25 Jun 2019 June Meeting: Retaining Volunteers in the Summer
      21 May 2019 May Networking Event!
      26 Feb 2019 February Meeting: Roundtable Discussion
      22 Jan 2019 January Meeting: Networking Event
      08 Dec 2018 December Service Project: Fulton County CASA
      13 Nov 2018 November Meeting: Corporate Partnerships
      12 Oct 2018 GAVA Annual Conference
      25 Sep 2018 Using Social Media to Maximize Volunteer Engagement
      28 Aug 2018 August Member Meeting
      26 Jun 2018 2018 Annual Year-End Member Meeting and Awards Luncheon
      24 Apr 2018 April Member Meeting
      27 Feb 2018 February Member Meeting
      30 Jan 2018 January Member Event
      28 Nov 2017 Getting Staff Buy-in for Volunteer Engagement
      24 Oct 2017 Effectively Utilizing Court-Ordered Volunteers
      26 Sep 2017 September Networking Social
      27 Jun 2017 2017 Annual Member Meeting & Awards Luncheon
      25 Apr 2017 April Networking Social
      28 Mar 2017 March Member Meeting
      28 Feb 2017 February Member Meeting
      24 Jan 2017 January Member Meeting
      13 Dec 2016 December Service Project
      15 Nov 2016 November Member Meeting
      25 Oct 2016 October Member Meeting
      27 Sep 2016 September Member Meeting
      23 Aug 2016 August Member Meeting
      28 Jul 2016 COVA Happy Hour
      24 May 2016 2016 Annual Conference
      26 Apr 2016 April Member Meeting
      22 Mar 2016 March Member Meeting - "Show & Tell"
      23 Feb 2016 February Member Meeting
      26 Jan 2016 January Member Social
      15 Dec 2015 December Member Service Project
      17 Nov 2015 November Member Networking & Recruitment Breakfast
      27 Oct 2015 October Member Meeting
      22 Sep 2015 September Member Meeting
      25 Aug 2015 August Member Meeting
      23 Jun 2015 2015 Annual Member Meeting and Awards Luncheon
      26 May 2015 May Member Meeting
      28 Apr 2015 April Member Meeting
      24 Mar 2015 2015 Annual Conference
      24 Feb 2015 February Member Meeting
      27 Jan 2015 January Member Meeting
      16 Dec 2014 COVA December Service Project
      18 Nov 2014 November Member Meeting
      28 Oct 2014 October Member Meeting
      26 Aug 2014 August Member Meeting
      10 Jun 2014 2014 Annual Member Meeting and Awards Luncheon
      27 May 2014 May Member Meeting
      22 Apr 2014 April Member Meeting
      25 Mar 2014 2014 Annual Conference - Step Up Your Game: Maximize the Potential of Your Volunteers
      25 Feb 2014 February Member Meeting
      28 Jan 2014 January Member Meeting
      17 Dec 2013 December Service Project
      19 Nov 2013 November Member Meeting
      22 Oct 2013 October Member Meeting
      24 Sep 2013 September Member Meeting
      27 Aug 2013 August Member Meeting
      18 Jun 2013 2013 Annual Member Meeting and Awards Luncheon
      28 May 2013 May Member Meeting
      23 Apr 2013 April Member Meeting
      26 Mar 2013 2013 Annual Conference - Surf's Up: Riding the Wave of Volunteer Management
      26 Feb 2013 February Member Meeting
      19 Feb 2013 Winter Networking Event - Manuel's Tavern
      22 Jan 2013 January Member Meeting
      11 Dec 2012 December Service Project/Member Meeting
      13 Nov 2012 November Member Meeting
      23 Oct 2012 October Member Meeting
      16 Oct 2012 Fall Networking Event
      25 Sep 2012 September Member Meeting
      28 Aug 2012 August Member Meeting
      14 Jun 2012 2012 Annual Member Meeting & Awards Celebration
      22 May 2012 May Member Meeting
      24 Apr 2012 April 2012 Member Meeting
      27 Mar 2012 2012 Annual Conference: Mapping Our Future
      28 Feb 2012 February 2012 Member Meeting
      09 Feb 2012 February 2012 Networking Event at DaVinci's Pizzeria
      24 Jan 2012 January 2012 Member Meeting
      13 Dec 2011 December 2011 Member Meeting
      15 Nov 2011 November 2011 Member Meeting
      25 Oct 2011 October 2011 Member Meeting
      23 Aug 2011 August 2011 Member Meeting
      28 Jun 2011 2011 Annual Member Meeting & Awards Luncheon
      24 May 2011 May Member Meeting
      10 May 2011 May Conference Networking Social
      09 May 2011 20th Annual Nonprofit Summit: IMPACT - Putting Ideas to Work
      26 Apr 2011 April Member Meeting
      22 Mar 2011 March Member Meeting
      22 Feb 2011 February Member Meeting
      15 Feb 2011 February Networking Social
      25 Jan 2011 January Member Meeting
      14 Dec 2010 December Member Meeting & Service Project
      16 Nov 2010 November Member Meeting
      26 Oct 2010 October Member Meeting
      28 Sep 2010 September Member Meeting
      24 Aug 2010 August Member Meeting
      22 Jun 2010 2010 End of Year Meeting
      25 May 2010 May Member Meeting
      27 Apr 2010 April Member Meeting
      23 Mar 2010 2010 Annual Conference, Blueprint for Success: Communicate, Collaborate, Advocate
      23 Feb 2010 February Member Meeting
      16 Feb 2010 COVA Social
      26 Jan 2010 January Member Meeting
      15 Dec 2009 December Member Meeting
      17 Nov 2009 November Member Meeting
      22 Sep 2009 Member Meeting
      25 Aug 2009 Member Meeting
      16 Jun 2009 Annual End of Year Meeting
      19 May 2009 Member Meeting
      21 Apr 2009 Member Meeting
      09 Mar 2009 2009 Annual COVA Conference
      17 Feb 2009 Member Meeting
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