"It's Football Season: Are You Ready to Score Some New Volunteers?"


Tami DiCostanzo & Deirdre Ryan-Spirakis, Project Directors -

AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP Program

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon


Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council

Conference Room

1383 Veterans Memorial Highway - Suite 26

Hauppauge, NY  11788

Member Fee - $25.00

​Non-member Fee - $35.00


What People Are Saying

"I'm always impressed by the enthusiasm, passion and knowledge of APVA's presenters."

"I like the fact (that) your workshops not only provide useful information but are a source of networking too."

"I get something new to use every time I attend one of your workshops."

"(APVA's) presentations are by folks who deal with volunteer management on a daily basis.  They speak from experience."

PO Box 1475 North Massapequa NY 11758 US

Recent workshops

​Update Your Volunteer Handbook to Meet Today's Environment

Presented by                                                      Gerald Pannozo, CVA                                              June 7, 2023
In-person Workshop at AHRC Brookville

​Transforming Disruption to Impact:          Re-thinking Volunteer Engagement for a Rapidly Changing World 

Presented by                                                      Beth Steinhorn & 
Jerome Tennille                                                        February 8, 2023
Zoom Workshop

Setting the Stage for a Successful Volunteer Program

Presented by                                                            Tami DiCostanzo                                                    Deirdre Ryan-Spirakos                                          December 7, 2021                                                  Zoom workshop

Resiliency in Volunteer Programs            and Leaders

Presented by                                                            Laura Rundell, MA, CVA                                          June 22, 2021                                                        Zoom workshop

Creating a More Diverse & Inclusive Environment Through the Mechanisms that Engage Volunteers

​Presented by:                                               ​Jerome Tenille, MSL, CVA                                        February 18, 2021                                                  Zoom workshop

Communication Strategies: How to Gain the Results You Want
Presented by:
Joann Venezia, Founder and CEO 

YPI Consultants, LLC

July 18, 2019

Long Island Welcome Center

Growing Your Volunteer Base: Partnering and Working Effectively with Service Learning Programs                                                        Presented by: A panel of Experts                       March 15, 2019                                                             Old Bethpage Village Restoration

Using Social Media as a Tool to Engage Potential Volunteers                           Presented by Hilary JM Topper              President & CEO,  HJMT Public Relations November 14, 2008                                          Blue Ocean Wealth Solutions Collaboration Room

Communication, Conflict Resolution and Workplace Culture:  Striving for Organizational Success                      Presented by:                                                      Dr. John Coverdale                                  President, The Center for Workplace Solutions                                                      February 27, 2018                                            West Islip Public Library

"Volunteer Resource Management:        Best Practices"                                               Presented by:                                                 Gerald (Jerry) Pannozzo, CVA                                 October 17, 2017                                                Old Bethpage Village Restoration

"Live Smart to Work Smart:  Stress Reduction and Mindfulness to Help Promote a Healthier, Happier Workforce"
Presented by:
Erena DiGonis, LCSW
July 18, 2017
Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay
Complimentary workshop for APVA members

"Cultural Competence for Organizational Success"                                                         Presented by:
Rachelle L. Chambers, Employment Specialist, Skills Unlimited, affiliate of FREE
Dr. John Cloverdale, President, The Center for Workplace Solutions and Professor of Business at Stonybrook University
Erica Edwards-O'Neal, Esq., Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity, NYC Economic Development Corporation
February 9, 2017
Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council,  Hauppauge                                   

"By the Book: Creating or Revising Your Volunteer Handbook"
Round Table Discussion
October 20, 2016
F.R.E.E., Hauppauge

"Multi-Generational Volunteer Management: Strategies for Success"
Presented by:
Panel of Experts
June 14, 2016
Old Bethpage Village Restoration

"Risk Management: Protect Your Non-Profit Organization and Your Volunteers"
Presented by:
Panel of Experts
February 25, 2016
Teachers Federal Credit Union, Hauppauge

"Volunteer Staff and Paid Staff Relationships: Let's Make it Work for Busy Staff and Busy Volunteers!"
Presented by:
Gerald (Jerry) Pannozzo, CVA
October 23, 2015
Coe Hall, Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

"More Social Media Attention for Your Nonprofit"
Presented by:
Hillary Topper
June 4, 2015
Long Island State Veterans Home, Stony Brook 

"Revisiting the 3 R's of Volunteer Management: Recruitment, Retention, Recognition"
Presented by:
Simone Leo, Reginal Disaster Volunteer Coordinator, Long Island Volunteer Center
Susan K. Helmus, Director of Volunteer Services, Long Island State Veterans Home
Jerri Walker, Program Coordinator of Volunteer Services, AHRC Nassau
February 11, 2015
American Armor Museum on the grounds of Old Bethpage Village Restoration

"Generating Social Media Attention for your Non Profit"
Hilary Topper, MPA
September 5, 2014
Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Hicksville

"It's OUR Profession: Investing In Yourself"
Gerald (Jerry) Pannozzo
April 2, 2014
Dominican Village

"Ensuring a Good Match: how to conduct non-threatening performance reviews with new volunteers"
Laura Rundell
November 16, 2013
Long Island State Veterans Home, Stony Brook

"Putting Your Best Foot Forward: taking a fresh look at your recruitment materials & marketing image"
Round Table
April 26, 2013
TFCU, Hauppauge

"Growing Your Volunteer Base:
Partnering & Working Effectively with Service Learning Programs"

Presented by a Panel of Experts
October 25, 2012
L.I. State Veterans Home, Stony Brook

"Facing Today's Changes in the Workplace: Brainstorming for the New Reality"
Presented by: Linda Hoffman, HR Professional
June 13, 2012
Dominican Village, Amityville

"Funding Your Program: Essential Tools for Writing a Winning Grant"
Presented by: Panel of Experts
February 29, 2012
Oyster Bay Skating Center

"Effective Leadership& Communication Strategies"
Presented by: Suzanne Richards
October 26, 2011
Dominican Village

"The Three R's of Volunteer Managment on a Budget: Recruitment, Retention & Recognition"
Round Table Workshop
June 8, 2011

"Nuts & Bolts of Working with Youth Volunteers"
Presented by a Panel
February 10, 2011

"Unlocking the Secrets to Energizing Your Volunteer Program"
Presented by Martin J. Cowling 
November 4, 2010

"Make Your Life Easier: Management Tips & Tools"
Presented by a Panel
June 9, 2010

"From the Volunteer's Perspective"
March 3, 2010
Presented by a Panel of Volunteers

"Divided We Fall: Fostering Relationships Between Staff & Volunteers- Part II"
November 17, 2009
Marge Smith

"Protect, Partner, Promote: Position Your Volunteer Program to Survive in this Economy"
June 16, 2009
Panel of Experts

"Strengthening Your Professional Role Using Stress Reduction Strategies"
February, 12, 2009
Diane Monks

"Leveraging Your Volunteers to Maximize Your Fundraising"
October 30, 2008
Tammy Severino

"Divided We Fall: Fostering Relationships Between Staff & Volunteers"
June 11, 2008
Marge Smith

"Volunteer Intake: Sorting Out the Application, Interview, Screening & Placement Process"
February 13, 2008
Panel of Experts

"New Faces of Volunteers: Different Generations & new Ways to Engage Them"
October 17, 2007
Susan K. Helmus, LI State Veterans Home

"How to Get it for FREE!!!  Building Your Program On a Tight Budget"
June 12, 2007
Patricia Shea, MOMMA's House