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Greater Williamsburg Association for Volunteer Administration (G.W.A.V.A.) members recently met at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Bruton Heights Education Center. CWF Volunteer Coordinator and G.W.A.V.A. member, Trish Barner, hosted the meeting.

During the meeting newly appointed officers were announced. The new officers include; Charvalla West as president, Debra Podish as president-elect, Elizabeth Miller as immediate past-president, Benjamin Goldberg as Secretary, and Janet Gonzalez as treasurer.

Attendees discussed working with volunteers with different skill sets and interests. Attendees also were able to tour the Wallace Collections and Conservation Building: a 70,000 square foot structure, with storage space for collections, ten laboratories for conservation, and curatorial offices.

The purpose of G.W.A.V.A. is to provide administrators of volunteer services with opportunities to further a career in volunteer administration, improve skills, enhance professionalism, and to exchange ideas and information. Additionally G.W.A.V.A. broadens community awareness of volunteerism and encourages involvement of volunteers in community service organizations, agencies, and institutions. For more information about G.W.A.V.A. visit

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