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National/International Professional Associations Serving Managers of Volunteers Outside 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 outside of North America can be found in theinternational DOVIA Directory .

UNV's World Volunteer Web also has a "national profiles" area listing volunteerism resources by country.


Association for Volunteer Administration (AVA)
Dissolved as of March 1, 2006

Association of Voluntary Service Organisations (AVSO)
AVSO is an international non-governmental organisation, which forms a European platform for national and international non-profit organisations active in the field of longer term voluntary service.

International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE)
International membership organization with the mission to promote, celebrate, and strengthen volunteerism worldwide.


Australasian Association of Volunteer Administrators (AAVA)
For volunteer program managers in all settings within the Australasian region, including Australia and New Zealand.

In Australia:
PO Box 1782
Surfers Paradise
Qld. 4217
contact person: Leticia Vargas
ph: (08) 82636726

In New Zealand:
Box 9826
Wellington, NZ
contact person: Alison Marshall
Phone: 00647 839 2266


Association of Volunteer Managers
The Association of Volunteer Managers (AVM) is an independent body that aims to support, represent and champion people who manage volunteers in England regardless of field, discipline or sector.


PAVMI: The Professional Association of Volunteer Managers Ireland


Jamaica Association for Volunteer Effort (West Indies)
P.O. Box 649
Kingston 6 Jamaica
Phone: + 876 926 7366


Japan Volunteer Coordinators Association (JVCA)


Volunteer Organizations Information Coordination & Exchange (VOICE), Inc.
VOICE serves as a national network of Volunteer Organizations (VOs) and Volunteer Service Programs (VSPs) in the Philippines.
Address: c/o Volunteer Center for Peace & Development, Xavier University
Manresa, Fr. W. Masterson, SJ Ave., Upper Carmen, 9000 Cagayan de Oro City

Philippine Association for Volunteer Efforts, Inc. (PAVE)
PAVE is a network of organizations and individuals engaged in volunteer programs with the mission to be the center for professionalizing volunteer management through advocacy, training and networking.
Address: c/o PNVSCA, NEDA Complex
EDSA, Diliman, Quezon City
Tel. No. : (63-2) 9278054

Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA)
Government agency in charge of promoting and coordinating all volunteer service matters in the Philippines.


Managing & Organising Volunteer Efforts (MOVE)
Newly-formed in 2006.



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