The Maryland Council of Directors of Volunteer Services (MCDVS)
is a vibrant association, setting the standard of excellence for state-of-the-art volunteer administration. As such, we commit to promote and strengthen the field of volunteer administration and the skills of volunteer management professionals through collaboration, support, education, and leadership development. MCDVS also holds Elements of Volunteer Management full day workshops and an annual Professional Development Day Career Development

Register Now for Professional Development Day

Tools of The Trade in Volunteer Management

Tuesday, May 16th – 10:00-2:00

Location – Bayview Terrace Annapolis, MD 21402

RSVP by May 14th to: Shannon Walsh, MCDVS President, 410938-4852

Cost = $20.00 (see registration form for instructions of payment)

Click here to download registration form – 2017_05_03_19_24_34



January’s Workshop

Self Preservation: Caring for Volunteers and Ourselves

Speaker – David Wurzel, PE, MAc, LAc

Thank you to David Wurzel for a great workshop on Caring for Volunteers and Ourselves. David gave an in depth presentation on the psychobiology of stress engaging and educating the attendees on what happens to our bodies when we are introduced to stress. We also were given tools and methods on how to combat stress that ranges from breath work to acupressure.

David is a Licensed Acupuncturist and nutritionist with a private practice in Ellicott City. He has taught at many acupuncture schools as well as providing his own CEU courses to acupuncturists and behavioral health workers. He is a long-term member of the Athelas Institute’s Behavioral Review and Implementation Standing Committee. David is also a Registered Professional Engineer specializing in regulatory affairs and the design and development of artificial organs and medical devices. He maintains an active consulting practice as an expert witness in medical products liability matters



Elements of Volunteer Management Training  will not be rescheduled for the spring. Instead it will take place in November 2017


Legal Issues: Tort Law & Mentoring Roundtable

Tuesday, November 1st, 8:30-11:00am

Speaker: Jack Condliffe, Principle, Levin & Gann

Location: Living Legacy Foundation, Halethorpe

Thank you Jack Condliffe for a very insightful and thorough description of basic laws and cases that have occurred in the volunteer management world. Through the roundtable questions we have gained valuable information that will help us lead our programs with a clearer conscious and with a stronger direction.

Who to Ask for General Questions

Questions about:

Membership – Anne Marie Riehl –

Elements – Barbara Hilt –

General Questions –

Inclement Weather – If you are unsure due to weather if a workshop will take place please refer to the status of Baltimore County Schools. If they are closed then there will be no workshop. If they are open, we will have the workshop.

MCDVS Brochure:

Please find the link to the 2016-2017 MVCDVS Brochure. It has great information about up-coming workshops, membership information, historical information, and more.



Join MCDVS today!

Our Members: Our members represent a variety of fields including arts and culture, education, juvenile and youth services, volunteer centers and many more. Our members titles include Executive Director, Program Manager, Project Coordinator, Human Resource Director, Events Coordinator, Director of Volunteer Services to name a few.


Membership Eligibility:

  • Paid or unpaid managers of volunteer services programs
  • Retired and former administrators of a volunteer program
  • Professional administrators and consultants in the field of volunteerism
  • Those with a vested interest in the field of volunteer services

What Membership Means for You…

  • Participation at four meetings each year that feature networking opportunities and diverse educational programs
  • Full access to the MCDVS website, including membership directory, job announcements, newsletters, professional networking, member of surveys and more
  • Member discounts and eligibility for scholarships for MCDVS trainings, such as Elements of Volunteer Management Course and Professional Development Day
  • Guidelines and advice from an experienced mentor
  • Development of leadership skills through committees and Board involvement, and mentoring opportunities
  • The opportunity to affiliate with Maryland’s oldest and most respected volunteer administrator’s professional association











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