About the Conference:

Established in 1991, TVMC is the leading educational event for current and emerging volunteer management professionals throughout Texas and the U.S. Throughout its 26-year history, the conference has provided an opportunity to learn from top level speakers, trainers and leaders who are outstanding in their fields. The conference is hosted by the Dallas Association of Directors of Volunteers (DADV), the Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) of Tarrant County and VolunteerNow.


Who Should Attend?

Professional volunteer administrators who work for nonprofit organizations or publicly funded agencies such as the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, municipalities, parks and recreation centers, museums and schools. The conference also welcomes anyone in the private sector responsible for working with volunteers including program managers, executive directors, development and communications team members as well as staff in community relations and corporate social responsibility.

Highlights from our 2018 Conference

This year we focus on Building Epic Volunteer Engagement, continuing our tradition of bringing you exceptional and affordable education and training in the field of volunteer management:

Special Half-day Workshops on Thursday, May 3: Kick off your conference experience with one of two terrific workshops geared to enhance your expertise, followed by a Networking Reception

Choose Your Focus: Pick and choose sessions from the four tracks of Recruitment, Retention, Risk and Professional Development

Your Burning Questions: Friday leads off with a Q&A panel of experts addressing your most pressing volunteer engagement questions

Inspiring Keynote Speaker:

  • Friday, May 4 – Kristen Guillory, Ph.D.


Conference Hosts

Dallas Association of Directors of Volunteers (DADV)

The Dallas Association of Directors of Volunteers was established in 1977 by a group of volunteer leaders with a vision. The mission of the DADV is to enhance the professionalism and knowledge of managers of volunteers by providing a forum to share experiences, ideas and skills. DADV meets every third Tuesday at noon at the VNA Meals on Wheels (1440 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75247) for lunch, a topic/speaker of relevance to volunteer managers and a short business meeting. Half-day workshops and networking lunches are also included in the membership.


Shawn Ewing
DADV President

Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) Tarrant County

DOVIA provides an exciting forum for sharing ideas and experiences with other professionals. Topics of interest about volunteer management are presented at each monthly meeting. Our mission is to promote volunteer management as a profession, provide volunteer management training, allow resource sharing of volunteer management material and promote volunteerism within the community. DOVIA encourages professional development, networking, and joint trainings with other DOVIA affiliates. DOVIA also offers training, scholarships for members, mentoring, and information about state and national volunteer management trends.


Jennifer Flynn
DOVIA President


VolunteerNow™ (formerly the Volunteer Center of North Texas) serves as the hub of volunteerism in North Texas. Last year, volunteers served 1.3 million hours, generating $32 million in economic impact for the region by connecting more than 70,000 volunteers annually to 2,200 local nonprofits. VOLY.org, powered by VolunteerNow, is the 24/7 connection between volunteers and local service opportunities. As a national thought leader in volunteerism and one of the largest volunteer centers in the country, VolunteerNow provides a wide range of programs and services that build capacity for nonprofits.


Judy Shannon, CVA
Director of Community Engagement