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National Professional Associations Serving Managers of Volunteers in North America
The following are generic associations open to practitioners in all types of settings yet with the common focus on volunteers. Also see: Associations in specific settings or fields. Generic networks serving smaller geographic regions can be found in the DOVIA Directory. At the end of this list is a list of More General Associations in the US with Volunteerism Resources
of Volunteer Resources/Administrateurs canadiens des ressources
204-5555 Balsam Street
CAVR maintains a list of other associations for administrators of volunteers in Canada, most on a provincial level.
Volunteer Canada will connect you with volunteer centres in your area.
UnderOneRoof, 251 Bank Street, 5th Floor, Ottawa K2N 1X3
de Voluntarios, A.C. (AMEVAC)
Ofrece los medios para la formacin humana y profesional de la accin voluntaria: Ayudar efectivamente;Trabajar hbilmente; Soar ampliamente; Relacionarse de manera diferente.
Col. Insurgentes Cuicilco
Delg. Coyocan, C.P. 04530
Tel: 01 (55) 50 25 63 23
Lada: 01 800 439 98 70
AL!VE: Association for Leaders in Volunteer Engagement
Current national professional organization for volunteer resource managers in the United States, mainly providing online information.
Association for Volunteer Administration (AVA)
Dissolved as of March 1, 2006
Congress of Volunteer Administrator Associations (COVAA)
Name changed in 2009 to AL!VE (see above).
National Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Government (NAVPLG)
NAVPLG focuses exclusively on the unique needs of volunteer programs within the structure of local governments, providing resources and promoting ways in which volunteerism can strengthen local government programs.
National Organizations Volunteerism Network (NOVN)
Network of volunteer management professionals from leading national and international nonprofits responsible for supporting volunteer engagement throughout their organizations. Operates entirely through online or telephone activities. Check Website for details.
Points of Light & Hands On Network
Includes Council on Workplace Volunteerism; National Council of Volunteer Centers; Annual National Community Service Conference; National Volunteer Week materials; President's Volunteer Service Awards
for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)
Publishes Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly; Annual conference in the fall, ARNOVA-L listserv
340 W. Michigan St.
Canal Level, Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Corporation for National
and Community Service
Includes AmeriCorps, Learn & Serve America, VISTA and other programs All Older American programs formerly under ACTION, such as RSVP, Foster Grandparents, and Senior Companion programs
1201 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20525
Tel: (202) 606-5000
TTY: (202) 606-3472
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