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, VolunteerNow and City of McKinney.

TVMC is an approved conference by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA) and sessions count towards PDU credits for CVA renewals. CCVAs vision is a world where competent, passionate leaders effectively engage volunteers.  To learn more about becoming a Certified Volunteer Administrator visit http://cvacert.org/.

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 throughout Texas and the U.S. 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 for our 2019 Conference

This year we focus on the Quest for Vibrant Volunteers, continuing our tradition of bringing you exceptional and affordable education and training in the field of volunteer management:

Special Half-day Workshops on Thursday, June 27: 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 following four conference tracks: Inspired RecruitmentStrategic RetentionPersuasive CommunicationsConfident Leadership

Empowerment Breakfast: Friday leads off with an open discussion about finding solutions through Peer Learning

Inspiring Keynote Speakers:

  • Friday, June 28 – The City of McKinney Mayor George Fuller and First Lady Maylee Thomas Fuller


Conference Hosts

City of McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of nearly 190,000 and serves as the county seat for Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown and cultural district, diverse housing options, a trendy culinary scene, and a uniquely beautiful natural setting with rolling hills and lush trees. The city is home to the top-rated McKinney National Airport and serves as the headquarters to many Fortune 500 companies and a burgeoning set of cutting-edge technology companies. McKinney offers the perfect mix for successful business development: a highly educated workforce, availability of land for expansion, convenient location to the DFW area and a nationally-acclaimed quality of life.


Dana Riley
Neighborhood Services Coordinator


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® serves as the hub of volunteerism in North Texas. Last year, VolunteerNow mobilized 256,000 volunteers who gave 1.6 million hours to 3,500 local nonprofits, driving a $40 million economic impact for the region. 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