The 2025 National Extension Conference on Volunteerism (NECV) provides an exciting opportunity for extension staff working on issues related to volunteerism to learn and share resources with colleagues and collaborators across the nation. The conference brings together the resources of the land-grant system with county and state extension faculty who build and sustain effective volunteer programs.

The NECV Planning Committee invites Workshops, Research Presentations, Posters, and Lightning Talks proposals for presentation in April 2025.

Individuals and teams with information to help conference participants reach their program and professional development goals are encouraged to submit proposals. Presentations should be interactive, and engaging, and provide useful, research-based, programmatic, and evaluation information and tools that participants can apply to their programs.

For more information, visit: Call for Proposals page

When developing proposals, consider pertinent research, knowledge, competencies, and best practices in your program/subject matter area concerning components of a volunteer system, such as personal readiness; organizational readiness, identification of volunteers, volunteer development, and volunteer program management. These components reflect the Volunteerism Domain of the 4-H Professional Research and Knowledge Competencies (PRKC) and the ISOTURE Model of Volunteer Management (ISOTURE).