2020 CCOV Proposals

Colorado Conference on Volunteerism logo 2020 Colorado Conference on Volunteerism (CCOV) Call for Presenters

Update: Due to COVID-19,
we are extending Colorado Conference on Volunteerism proposals until further notice.
Now is YOUR chance to shine! Submit your proposal ideas here

Below are some suggestions of topics that people are looking to learn more about:

Retention and Experience

  • When wearing many hats: How do we create a meaninful volunteer experience with limited time and capacity?

  • All ages approach: how to be inclusive; special considerations when working with senior/aging volunteers; overcoming barriers to underage volunteers

  • Best practices of recruiting volunteers in COLORADO--including day of event, high level of commitment, etc. 


  • Volunteer Databases: Which ones are you using? Which ones do you find to be the most successful?

Recognition and Appreciation 

  • How do you create a culture of volunteerism in your organization? 

  • Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition: low budgets, high impact

Advocacy: For Ourselves and Our Volunteers

  • Advocating our roles as Volunteer Engagement Professionals within our organizations

  • Staff buy-in for the volunteer program



Conflict Resolution
  • How to work with difficult people (staff and volunteers) 
  • Volunteer Discipline Procedures: What are they? 
  • Getting continued buy-in from volunteers and changing processes and procedures 
  • How to manage difficult conversations with volunteers
  • Risk Related Topics: determining background checks, overall policies, volunteer injuries/liability, etc. 
  • Corporate Social Responsbility Industry Standards: How can we best align ourselves with CSR goals without losing sight of our mission? 
  • Service Enterprise: What are the tangible benefits? (Note: This needs to be a nonprofit organization that has gone through this entire program, not someone promoting it)
  • The Virtual Volunteer: What are the new ways we can engage volunteers this way? 
  • How can you create change in a large organization? 
  •  **Registration for CCOV 2020 will open mid-summer**