Professional Associations Serving Geographic Regions

Professional societies/networks for leaders of volunteers -- sometimes known as "DOVIAs" (Directors of Volunteers in Agencies). Most are organized for a geographic area and volunteer management practitioners from any type of setting may join.  Some are limited to specific types of settings.  Some are affiliates/chapters of national or state/provicincial bodies.

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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.

International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE)

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