Professional Associations Serving Geographic Regions

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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.

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International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE)

International membership organization with the mission to promote, celebrate, and strengthen volunteerism worldwide.

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Europe

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.

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The Heritage Volunteering Group

A group of professionals who are passionate about volunteering in the Heritage sector have started to meet and discuss Heritage Volunteering and take action to move the sector forward strategically. 

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Australasia

Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) is an association of volunteer centres and national and other organisations with a commitment to volunteering

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Asia

Japan Volunteer Coordinators Association (JVCA)
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Philippine Association for Volunteer Efforts, Inc. (PAVE)
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Volunteer Organizations Information Coordination & Exchange, Inc (VOICE)

VOICE is a network of volunteer organizations and volunteer service programs in the Philippines.

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North America

Al!VE's Directory of Local Associations in the US
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AL!VE: Association for Leaders in Volunteer Engagement

Current national professional organization for volunteer resource managers in the United States, mainly providing online information.

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American Association for Museum Volunteers (AAMV)

The only national professional association dedicated to the paid and unpaid staff members who work together in all categories of museums, large and small. AAMV provides information and services to individuals, groups, and museums that seek to start or improve their museum volunteer program.

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Association des gestionnaires de ressources bénévoles du Québec

The Association of Volunteer Resources Managers of Quebec (AGRBQ) groups volunteer resources managers in the health sector and social services. Site is in French and English.

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Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)

Association of academics and "pracademics" interested in all subjects in the nonprofit world and philanthropy. Publishes Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly; Annual conference in the fall; active online discussion forum.
 

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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.

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Ottawa Administrators of Volunteer Resources (OAVR)

The OAVR is an Ottawa-based association open to anyone in the field of volunteer management

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PAVR-O - Professional Administrators of Volunteer Resources

PAVR-O is the provincial association for Volunteer Engagement professionals in Ontario. We offer a number of member-only and public services including an annual conference, professional development webinars, discussion forum, mentor program and ongoing research.

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Society for Healthcare Volunteer Leaders

We are a professional educational organization comprised of active professionals with primary or secondary responsibility of volunteer management in healthcare. Our national membership also includes paid management staff of healthcare retail shops and retired past members through the Emeritus level. Networking, professional certification and recognition for contributions to healthcare are only some of the benefits for becoming part of our organization.

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Toronto Association for Volunteer Administration (TAVA)

Greater Toronto area.

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Volunteer Development Council (of the National Human Services Assembly)

Formerly called NOVN (National Organizations Volunteerism Network), Volunteer Development Council is a network of volunteer management professionals from leading national nonprofits responsible for supporting volunteer engagement throughout their organizations.  It is also a vehicle for collaborative action among its members.

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Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada

VMPC is the national professional association for volunteer resources managers in Canada. Links to the provincial professional associations affiliated with the national body can be found on this page of the site. VMPC changed its name in 2014 from Canadian Administrators of Volunteer Resources (CAVR).

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Volunteer Management Professionals of Nova Scotia (VMPNS)
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