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Polly Roach

Polly Roach is the Volunteer Generation Fund Program Manager at the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA).  In this role, she supports Minnesota’s Service Enterprise Initiative, a holistic change management process helping organizations strategically deploy volunteer talent to better achieve their social missions. Roach has worked in the field of volunteer engagement for over 30 years, primarily in youth mentoring. Before joining the MAVA staff in 2018, she served on its Board of Directors, where she chaired the Strategic Services Committee, shaping MAVA initiatives such as the Shifting Environment trends research. She received MAVA’s Mary Wiser Award for Leadership in the Field of Volunteer Resources in 2011. Roach holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota.