Mary Quirk

Mary Quirk served on staff of the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) ((www.mavanetwork.org)) from 2006 through August 2015 as Volunteer Resources Leadership Project Manager and then Executive Director. She coordinated the development of the Volunteer Impact Leadership Training Series, an eight-module training on best practices based on curriculum developed by Betty Stallings. This series has trained over 1,600 leaders of volunteers through workshops offered in all regions of Minnesota. She also managed MAVA’s initiatives on shorter term volunteering, city volunteer engagement, volunteerism in immigrant communities, engaging Boomers as volunteers, volunteerism in a shifting environment. She has presented workshops in Minnesota and nationally for MAVA. Quirk has directed two volunteer-based nonprofit organizations, Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly and Southeast Seniors, A Living at Home Block Nurse Program.

Quirk has a BA degree from Grinnell College. She holds masters’ degrees from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, and has a Certificate in the Leadership of Volunteers from MAVA.