AL!VE: Association for Leaders in Volunteer Engagement
Current national professional organization for volunteer resource managers in the United States, mainly providing online information.
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.
Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP)
Individual membership association for volunteer resources managers in healthcare -- under auspices of the American Hospital Association. AHVRP also has active chapters in all states and also in large cities. They offer a CAVS certification program. There is a section specifically for leaders of all-volunteer hospital auxiliaries.
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.
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.
Southeastern Healthcare Volunteer Leaders
Membership is available to all individuals recognized and employed by a healthcare facility and having primary or secondary responsibilities for the management of volunteer services, or the management or operation of the retail shops. Emeritus membership is provided for retired Volunteer Services leaders.
We offer education, peer-to-peer support, and certification.
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.
Alabama Society of Directors of Volunteer Services (ALSDVS)
ALSDVS is a professional society of individuals who are responsible for the administration of volunteer services in health care institutions.
Greater Birmingham Association of Volunteer Managers
Serving the greater Birmingham area and meeting once a month and alternate between Lunch and Learn Meetings and Networking Lunches.
Alaska State Community Service Commission
Arizona Society of Volunteer Administrators in Healthcare
The Arizona Society of Volunteer Administrators in Healthcare (AzSVAH) is a 501(c)(6), and Arizona’s only organization for leaders of volunteers in healthcare.
Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism
(part of Governor's Office for Children, Youth, and Families)
Association of Volunteer Administration of Central Arizona
Serves Phoenix, Central Arizona including Maricopa County- Association of Volunteer Administration of Central Arizona
Southern Arizona Volunteer Management Association (SAVMA)
Serves Tucson and Southern Arizona - Southern Arizona Volunteer Management Association (SAVMA
California Volunteers, Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism
Directors of Volunteers in Agencies - Los Angeles
Visit www.doviala.org for information on meetings and membership.
DOVIA San Fernando Valley
Membership/professional association of volunteer management practitioners that serves San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita Valley. Meets bi-monthly at member agencies. Send email for additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOVIA Silicon Valley
Founded in 1997. DOVIA Silicon Valley provides an opportunity to network with your peers, receive on-going training, provides professional development and leadership opportunities, provides a unified voice for our profession and a forum to critically discuss issues the state of volunteerism. Individual memberships are $25.00 per year.
Meets the third Friday of every other month, 9:30am - 12:00pm.
DOVIA Sacramento meets once a month, typically on the second Thursday of each month from 11am-1pm. Location rotates around to different agencies throughout Sacramento. DOVIA Sacramento offers 2-3 half-day trainings per year. For more information, visit www.doviasacramento.org.
Orange County DOVIA - OneOC
Ventura County Volunteer Coordinator Council
The Council meets once a month to discuss issues that will help volunteer coordinators to recruit, train and retain an active volunteer base.
Volunteer Administrators Network
Volunteer Administrators Network provides professional development and support to San Diego County's volunteer administrators in the form of trainings, monthly roundtable discussions on relevant volunteer management topics and networking events.
DOVIA Colorado- Larimer County Chapter
Serves Northern Colorado. Larimer County DOVIA is a chapter of DOVIA Colorado.
DOVIA of the Denver Area
Serves Denver and the Surrounding Communities
We are one of the country’s largest and most successful DOVIA’s. Our members are enthusiastic and committed professionals who care deeply about promoting excellence in volunteer management. We offer professional growth, networking, and leadership opportunities to both the experienced and new members in the field of volunteer management.
Grand Junction DOVIA
Serves the Western Slope of the State of Colorado in Grand Junction DOVIA
Pikes Peak Area Volunteer Managers Roundtable
Coordinated by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Colorado Springs.
Volunteer Connection of Jefferson County, Jefferson County, CO
Meeting 3rd Thursday of every month, Visit website for rotating location and topic.
Delaware Association of Volunteer Administrators
Serves the entire state of Delaware and surrounding regions. DAVA is a statewide, professional network of salaried and non-salaried managers of volunteers.
District of Columbia
Northern Virginia Association for Volunteer Administration (NVAVA)
Northern Virginia Association for Volunteer Administration (NVAVA) serves Northern Virginia region, DC and Maryland.
Florida Association for Volunteer Resource Management (FAVRM)
Some of Florida's most progressive Volunteer Managers representing government, non-profit or faith-based organizations. Meets quarterly in central part of state for easy access
Florida Association of Directors of Volunteer Services (FADVS)
Florida state association for leaders of volunteers in healthcare.
Big Bend Directors of Volunteers Association
Council of Volunteer Management of Central Florida
Meetings are held monthly at rotating member agencies, primarily in Orange County (lunchtime meetings)
Director of Volunteer Services (DOVS) of Palm Beach County
Hillsborough Association of Volunteer Administrators
Georgia Association for Volunteer Administration
GAVA promotes, develops and strengthens professionalism in volunteer leadership throughout the state of Georgia.
Council Of Volunteer Administrators (COVA)
Association of leaders of volunteers in Atlanta and the surrounding area.
South West Idaho Directors of Volunteer Services (SWIDOVS)
SWIDOVS is a networking group of Volunteer Services Directors in Southwest Idaho.
Illinois Volunteer Management Network
The Illinois Volunteer Management Network seeks to cultivate an extensive resource network of volunteer managers and administrators in voluntary agencies and associations, small and large, across Illinois. Meetings and activities are held in various areas of the state; see site for regional links. Coordinated by Serve Illinois.
Association of Volunteer Administrators--Metro Chicago (AVA-MC)
The Association strengthens leadership and provides advocacy for the field of volunteer resource management and provides an accessible forum for networking, knowledge sharing, and collaboration.
DuPage Association of Volunteer Administration
Dedicated to promoting excellence in volunteer programs by encouraging and enhancing professional development of volunteer administrators through education, networking and mutual support.
Mississippi Valley Directors of Volunteers in Agencies
Davenport/Bettendorf, Iowa and Moline/Rock Island, Illinois (Quad-Cities Metro Area)
Network of Volunteer Administrators (NOVA)
For volunteer administrators in Peoria and Central Illinois
ISDVS (Indiana Society of Directors of Volunteer Services)
ISDVS strengthens the profession of Volunteer Services Administration, supports health care volunteerism and forges alliances to build healthy communities. The state is divided into four zones with two zones meetings each year and the state comes together for a spring conference and fall conference
Central Indiana Association of Volunteer Administration (CIAVA)
Mississippi Valley DOVIA
Serves the Quad Cities area of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.
Volunteer Administrators Network
Serves Johnson and Washington counties in Iowa.
Managers of Volunteer Engagement (MOVE) Topeka
Gathers once a month to build professional relationships and partnerships, improve the relevance of volunteerism within the community, and educate/support volunteer managers.
Kentucky Society of Directors of Volunteer Services
This group for volunteer managers in healthcare settings is affiliated the Southeastern Healthcare Volunteer Leaders.
To stimulate and promote the growth of volunteer services within healthcare institutions in Kentucky.
DOVIA New Orleans
Southeast Louisiana Regional DOVIA (Directors of Volunteers in Alliance) organization providing leadership development and networking through meetings, online resources, special events and training days.
DOVIA of Greater Baton Rouge
Convened by Volunteer! Baton Rouge.
Volunteer Maine Peer-to-Peer Networks
Listing of 8 regional networks of volunteer resources managers, with contact information for each, coordinated by the Maine Commission for Community Serivce.
Maryland Council of Directors of Volunteer Services (MCDVS)
Since 1957, promotes and strengthens the field of volunteer administration and the skills of volunteer management professionals through collaboration, support, education, and leadership development.
Coordinators of Volunteers of Anne Arundel County (COVAAC)
For anyone who leads volunteers and or volunteer programs within non-profit, government or private industry.
Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County, MD
Formed to assist businesses in creating employee volunteer programs and to support those program leaders.
Greater Boston DOVA (Directors of Volunteer Administration)
Yahoo! Group for volunteer coordinators in Boston, who also meet in person regularly.
Michigan Hospice Volunteer Coordinators Association
A professional association to develop and advance effective volunteer services administration in hospice programs.
Volunteer Centers of Michigan
We provide support, public policy and training and technical assistance to our network of 30 Volunteer Centers in the state of Michigan.
Kalamazoo Association of Volunteer Administrators (KAVA)
Newaygo County Volunteer Coordinators' Committee
Organized through the Volunteer Resource Center of Newaygo County. See brochure for the Committee.
Washtenaw Association of Volunteer Coordinators (WAVC)
The group meets every two months, rotating locations at different member organizations.
Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA)
Founded in 2001, MAVA is the result of collaboration among leaders from the field of volunteer administration, representing a broad spectrum of sectors and geographic locations throughout Minnesota. Over 40 groups participated in creating MAVA. See a complete list of MAVA's member networks at http://www.mavanetwork.org/networks
CLOVE (Council of Local Organizations for Volunteer Enhancement)
Network of coordinators and leaders of volunteer programs in the greater Mankato area.
Rochester Area Volunteer Administrators (RAVA)
The Rochester Area Volunteer Administrators (RAVA) is a network of leaders of volunteers in the Rochester, MN area that meet to network, receive professional development, and strengthen volunteerism in our region of the state.
St. Croix Valley Volunteer Leadership Network
DOVIA Central Mississippi
DOVIA Mississippi (Directors of Volunteers in Agencies) is a networking group of professionalsfrom the greater metropolitan Jackson area.
Metropolitan Volunteer Management Association
Professional organization of 100+ individuals representing 52+ organizations in the Metro-St. Louis area (Illinois and Missouri). The group meets monthly for networking and education. Three months of the year, special half or full day workshops are offered in cooperation with University of Missouri - St. Louis. Topics range from leadership and supervision to strategic plans and recruitment. Participants attending 3 workshops over time earn a Chancellor's Certificate in Volunteer Management.
New Jersey Association for Volunteer Administration (NJAVA)
NJAVA generally schedules 3 meetings/training opportunities per year along with an annual meeting to conduct all organization business. Meetings are held at various venues across the state of New Jersey.
New York State Association of Directors of Volunteer Services
Membership in the state association originates at the chapter level. There are seven chapters covering specific geographic areas of New York state. Membership is open to those who manage or direct volunteers in health and healh-related orgaizations and facilities.
New York Association for Volunteer Administration(NYAVA)
The New York Association for Volunteer Administration (NY AVA) provides members with a full network of educational resources including a variety of year-round workshops and meetings where professionals who work with volunteers can meet and share experiences. We offer our members such benefits as biannual membership meetings, mentoring for CVA certification, an extensive Job Bank, NY AVA Newsletter and apprenticeship placement.
Rochester Area Administrators of Volunteer Service
RAAVS provides support,guidance, training and resources to individuals working in the volunteer management field.
Rochester Region Association of Directors of Volunteer Services (RRADVS)
Membership is open to those who are administrators (managers, coordinators or directors) of volunteers in health and health-related organizations and facilities.
The Association of Professional Volunteer Administrators (APVA)
Professional development and networking for volunteer managers in a wide variety of settings on Long Island, NY in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Volunteer Administrators Association of the Capital Region (VAACR)
Centered around Albany, NY.
Volunteer Administrators of the Southern Tier (VAST)
Contact through the United Way of Broome County.
Volunteer Administrators of the Twin Tiers
To increase awareness and cooperation among persons in the Twin Tiers involved in the development, implementation, coordination and participation of volunteer programs.
North Carolina Association of Volunteer Administration
NCAVA provides education and leadership towards effective volunteer management in North Carolina.
PRAVA (Piedmont Regional Association of Volunteer Administration)
We usually meet the 4th Tuesday of the month. Connect to us on Facebook, LinkedIn, or by email for meeting locations. We'd love to have you join us!
Metrolina Association of Volunteer Administrators (MAVA)
Our mission is to provide education, leadership, and support towards effective volunteer management in the Metrolina area. Benefits of membership include networking with peers, excellent educational events, job referrals, mentoring program and leadership opportunities.
Formerly called the Henderson County Association of Volunteer Administrators (HAVA).
Fargo Moorhead Directors of Volunteer Services (DOVS)
This group meets the first Tuesday of every month from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.
Cincinnati Association of Volunteer Administrators
CAVA’s mission is to equip, enrich, and empower volunteer administrators and volunteers to create positive impacts on the communities in which we live, work and play.
Directors of Volunteers in Agencies Greater Akron
The DOVIA is organized within the United Way of Summit County.
Forum for Volunteer Administrators
The Forum for Volunteer Administrators (FVA) is dedicated to the continuous professional development and support of Volunteer Administrators throughout Northeast Ohio.
Miami Valley Association of Volunteer Administrators
Volunteer Administrators' Network of Central Ohio (VAN)
Large and active DOVIA serving Columbus and central Ohio.
Oklahoma Society of Directors of Volunteer Services
To strengthen and enhance the administration of volunteer services within Oklahoma health care organizations.
Central Oklahoma Volunteer Administrators
Mid-Valley Volunteer Managers Association
Promotes the professional role of the volunteer manager and encourages active participation of volunteers in the mid-Willamette Valley (Salem) area of Oregon.
NOVAA - Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association
Dedicated to providing professional development and networking opportunities to volunteer management professionals in Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties.
Delaware Valley Association of Volunteer Administrators
Membership represents volunteer management from a wide range of local organizations in Philadelphia and its surrounding counties, including from the arts, cultural, educational, faith-based, health and human services.
Society of Volunteer Administrators of the Lehigh Valley
VOICE (Volunteer Opportunities In Community Endeavors)
A coalition of volunteer driven organizations whose mission is to develop, promote and strengthen the role of volunteerism in meeting community needs in the Central Susquehanna Valley (Lewisburg area).
Volunteer Administrators Network of Adams County
To provide education, training, resource sharing and networking opportunities for individuals and organizations working with volunteers in Adams County (Gettysburg area).
Volunteer Administrators of Southwestern Pennsylvania (VASP)
Large and active association for Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Green, Washington, and Westmoreland counties (greater Pittsburgh area).
Westmoreland Association of Volunteer Administrators (WAVA)
To encourage quality volunteerism in Westmoreland County by, assisting, supporting and networking with agencies and organizations that utilize volunteers.
South Carolina Association for Volunteer Administration (SCAVA)
SC state association for volunteer resources managers in all types of settings. Regional affiliates:
- USCAVA - Upstate Chapter serving Greenville, Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties
- TRISCAVA - Tri-county Chapter serving Oconee, Pickens, and Anderson counties
- MASCAVA - Midlands Chapter serving Lexington, Richland, Kershaw, Calhoun, and Sumter counties
- GSCAVA - Georgetown Chapter serving Williamsburg, Georgetown, and Horry counties
- LASCAVA - Lowcountry Chapter serving Dorchester, Berkeley, and Charleston counties
DOVIA of the Sioux Empire
Centered in the Sioux Falls area, with statewide reach.
Volunteer Administrators Network
For volunteer resources managers in the greater Nashville area.
Texas Association, Directors of Volunteer Services (Healthcare)
TADVS prepares members to meet the challenges in today's health care industry by focusing on strong educational programs, an extensive communication network of peers, and accessibility to volunteer management resources.
Association of Volunteer Professionals
Volunteer managers in Midland/Odessa, and the surrounding area. March 2015: Activities suspended temporarily.
Dallas Association of Directors of Volunteers
DOVIA (Directors Of Volunteers In Austin)
For volunteer resources managers in central Texas.
DOVIA of East Texas
Serves the greater East Texas Community.
DOVIA of Tarrant County
Network for the greater Ft. Worth area.
Houston Association of Volunteer Administrators
Education and networking opportunities with Houston area volunteer administrators.
SAVA (San Antonio Volunteer Administrators)
Greater Richmond Associaton of Volunteer Administrators (GRAVA)
Northern Virginia Association for Volunteer Administration (NVAVA)
NVAVA membership workshops/meetings are offered every other month on various member-selected volunteer management topics that meet the needs of both the new and seasoned volunteer administrator.
Southeastern Virginia AVA - Volunteer Management Association
The Southeastern Virginia Volunteer Association (SVAVA) is a professional non-profit organization that pursues excellence in mobilizing and supporting volunteer resources management.
Washington State volunteer program managers.
DOVIA of the Inland Northwest
DVPA (Directors of Volunteer Programs Association)
Association in Southwest Washington.
Volunteer Administrators Network Northwest (formerly DOVIA of King County)
Networking and education events offered throughout the year.
Wisconsin Association of Directors of Volunteer Services - WADVS
WADVS is the Wisconsin professional organziation for directors and other employed leaders of volunteer services in healthcare facilities.
Wisconsin Volunteer Coordinators Association (WVCA)
A professional, statewide network for administrators of volunteers in any type of setting.
Bay Area Managers of Volunteer Services (BAMVS)
Chippewa Valley Volunteer Coordinators Association
The CVVCA is a group of volunteer coordinators and community members who collaborate to work more efficiently in the Chippewa Valley with and for volunteers.
Coulee Region Volunteer Coordinators
Coulee Region Volunteer Coordinators (CRVC) is a collaborative organization that promotes the profession of volunteer management and supports volunteerism throughout our region.
Dane County Administrators of Volunteer Services (DCAVS)
Bi-monthly programs, annual conference, bi-monthly newsletter, IVMA celebration, networking opportunities, and over 50 member organizations.
St. Croix Valley Volunteer Leadership Network
Serves Washington County in MN and Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix Counties in WI.