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2017 National Extension Conference on Volunteerism

The proposal process to host the 2017 National Extension Conference on Volunteerism is now open. The conference has been held every other year since 1999. Since that initial conference, volunteerism in Cooperative Extension has continued to evolve to meet needs in local communities. New strategies have been developed, research conducted, evaluations implemented, and priorities identified at the local, state, and national level. The 9th National Extension Conference on Volunteerism will be held in April or May, 2017.

We encourage you to consider hosting the 2017 NECV. A short bid proposal is due December 4, 2015. Download a Host Site Application (PDF). If you have any questions, please contact Doug Swanson at (202) 690-1227 or

2015 National Extension Conference on Volunteerism

May 4-7, 2015
Holiday Inn by the Bay
Portland, Maine

Find us on FacebookThe National Extension Conference on Volunteerism (NECV) is an opportunity for sharing and learning the latest research and trends in volunteerism, gaining innovative ideas for reaching new volunteers, investigating best practices for developing and retaining current volunteers, and strengthening volunteer management efforts. Conference participants will gather tools and skills through interactive sessions and networking with colleagues and develop plans to utilize new resources in their own programs. Keynote: Trends for Volunteers of the Future with Tobi Johnson, MA, CVA.

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Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, South Portland, Maine

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, South Portland, Maine

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Monday Volunteer Specialist Meeting: All 4-H State Volunteer Specialists (or those who serve in that role) are invited to register for a day long pre-conference. This will be a working meeting of sharing resources and discussing priorities. The pre-conference registration fee of $40 includes the cost of breakfast and lunch that day. There is a separate planning committee for the pre-conference. More information will be sent to the 4-H Volunteer Specialists listserv as planning continues.

Back by popular demand! Conference attendees, consider presenting a Lightning Talk — a fast-paced, structured 5-minute presentation on a topic related to your work, professional interests, or avocations. Learn more.

Be sure to book your hotel room early! The hotel is holding a block of rooms at a lower conference rate until April 4, so call 1.800.345.5050 to make your reservation now and save money. You must call to get your room(s) at the conference rate (no online bookings).

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