Welcome to the DuPage Association 
of Volunteer Administration!


Please check out our event list below! DAVA generally holds meetings on the last Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am to 11:30am.  Occasionally, we offer other opportunities for networking and professional development in addition to these meetings.  Check back often for updates on location and discussion topics!

*We sometimes take photographs at DAVA meetings and events.  By attending such events, participants agree to be photographed.  These images become the property of DAVA and may be used on our website and for other marketing purposes.  If at any time, you wish to have your photo removed from our site, please contact dava1974@gmail.com.**

Upcoming events

    • 26 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Alfred Rubin Center, Naperville Park District


    Join us for a discussion on how stress can affect our daily lives,
    and what we can do to manage it. 
    The discussion will be followed by a beginners yoga class led by certified yoga Instructor, Kim Monti. No experience is necessary! Wear comfortable clothing. A locker and lock will be provided.

    Naperville Park District, Fort Hill Activity Center,
    20 Fort Hill Dr,
    Naperville, IL 60540

    9 a.m.-11 a.m.

    • 10 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Brookfield Zoo 8400 31st St, Brookfield, IL 60513

     Joint Meeting with AVA-MC and DAVA

    We have the opportunity to join colleagues from 2 other organizations for a morning of learning.  

    • Location: Brookfield Zoo
    • Wednesday October 10th from 9am-12:30pm
    • There will be a $5 cost to attend
    • Registration and details coming soon!

    • 24 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 1717 31st St, Oak Brook, IL 60523

    Be an Agent of Change!

    Guest Speaker: Tory Wozny

    Find out how to inspire and facilitate change in your organization! (Even if you’re not in charge)

    Heraclitus said "change is the only constant", but we all know that sometimes it needs someone to help it along!

    In this presentation, Tory will inform and equip you with insights into how you can lead the change process with your volunteers, peers, and in the organization overall.  

    Join and leave ready to make change happen!


    • The difference between change and transition
    • Importance of an inside out perspective when leading change
    • A formula for understanding where to apply your focus5
    • Understandings that Powerful Teams and Groups
    • Practical tips for helping facilitate change
    • 24 Oct 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TBD
    • 8

    Day of Giving Project!

    DAVA members are invited to participate and give back to their community as a Team

    PRC's Food Pantry offers fresh produce, meats, dairy, canned goods, and household staples to their clients.

    We will help keep shelves tidy and stocked during and after Wheaton Food Pantry sessions.

    What would make you a good fit for this opportunity?

    • You are comfortable being on your feet throughout the shift
    • You are able to lift grocery and household items to stock shelves

      To Register for this event:

    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital 0N150 Winfield Rd. Winfield, IL 60190
    • 8

    Cookies From The Heart for Ronald McDonald House

    Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital
    N150 Winfield Road, Winfield, IL

    Tuesday, November 27th from 1pm to 3pm

    Join us for an afternoon of cookie baking for families at the Ronald McDonald House. DAVA Program Committee member Lisa Snow will coordinate with those attending to decide what recipe to make and who can bring what ingredients. Cooking/baking pans will be provided. 

    Register soon! The group maximum is 10 people, so this will be ‘first come first serve’.

    • 12 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Danada House, Wheaton

    December DAVA Meeting

    Danada House

    Forest Preserve of DuPage County

    3S501 Naperville Rd

    Wheaton, IL 60189

    Join us for our annual membership meeting and holiday party. Breakfast will be provided, but please feel free to bring appetizers or dessert. We'll have an annual review, discussion of 2019 Board nominations, some networking, a couple games and lots of fun!

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