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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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United States

National

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 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.

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.

Alabama

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

Alaska State Community Service Commission
Anchorage Association for Volunteer Administration

For information, contact serve.alaska@alaska.gov.

Arizona

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

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: doviasfv@yahoo.com.  

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.

Dovia-LA

Meets the third Friday of every other month, 9:30am - 12:00pm. 

DOVIA-Sacramento

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.

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

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

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

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.

Idaho

South West Idaho Directors of Volunteer Services (SWIDOVS)

SWIDOVS is a networking group of Volunteer Services Directors in Southwest Idaho.
 

Illinois

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

Indiana

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)

Iowa

DOVIA of Des Moines
Mississippi Valley DOVIA

Serves the Quad Cities area of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.

Volunteer Administrators Network

Serves Johnson and Washington counties in Iowa.

Kansas

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

Kentucky Society for Directors of Volunteer Services (KSDVS)

This group for volunteer managers in healthcare settings is affilitated with the Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP) and the Southeastern Directors of Volunteer Services in Healthcare Organizations.

Louisiana

Dovia New Orleans

Southeast Louisiana Regional DOVIA 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.

Maine

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

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.

Massachusetts

Greater Boston DOVA (Directors of Volunteer Administration)

Yahoo! Group for volunteer coordinators in Boston, who also meet in person regularly.

Michigan

Michigan Hospice Volunteer Coordinators Association

A professional association to develop and advance effective volunteer services administration in hospice programs. Preferred way for someone to contact you (we advise listing this as generally as possible without names of association officers, so that the information remains current for as long as possible.

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. We seek out grant opportunities and apply on their behalf when possible.

Great Lakes Bay Region DOVIA chapter

Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month, except for the summer months. Members pay dues of $25 annually for up to 2 members of their agency or organization to attend the monthly meetings or other events.

 

Kalamazoo Association of Volunteer Administrators (KAVA)

Meetings held on 4th Tuesday of each month (except June, July, Aug and Dec). November meeting is an annual meeting. All meetings begin at 11:45 am for networking, followed by speaker or roundtable discussion at 12 noon. Short business meeting following.  Meetings held at Greater Kalamazoo United Way, 709 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI. Membership: $15/year includes newsletter, reduced price on annual meeting luncheon and Biennial Conference.

Metropolitan Detroit Volunteer Administration Network

Please visit http://www.mdvan.org/ for details on meetings and membership. 

Newaygo County Volunteer Coordinator's Committee

All members manage or coordinate volunteers in Newaygo County. Meetings are usually bi-monthly at the TrueNorth Service Center, 6308 S Warner Ave, Fremont, MI.

Washtenaw Association of Volunteer Coordinators (WAVC)

The group meets every two months, rotating locations at different member organizations. The meetings include a general information sharing, a discussion topic and also an overview / tour of the host site.

Minnesota

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)

Its members are professionals representing community nonprofit organizations that provide volunteer opportunities for the community's population. Our purpose is to provide support and encouragement of volunteerism and provide general education and awareness of volunteerism to the community, and act as a network of coordinators and leaders of volunteer programs.

Farg- Moorhead Directors of Volunteer Services

Meets the first Tuesday of every month from 11:30-1:00 PM at the YMCA Dawson Lounge, Fargo, ND. Networking/lunch begins at 11:30 am. Education program begins at approx. 11:45 am followed by the business meeting. Membership includes about 60 area non-profit organizations.

Northland Volunteer Center-AEOA

The Northland Volunteer Center promotes volunteering for residents of Northern St. Louis, Lake and Cook Counties by assisting people of all ages including families and groups -- to find meaningful volunteer opportunities in their communities, provides education and information, networking meetings for volunteer managers, and sponsors special volunteer events - annual Volunteer Fairs, Purple Ribbon Recognition, and Hall of Fame Volunteer Awards.  NVC is supported solely by memberships and donations.

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

Meetings are held 6 times per year. 3 meeting are "traveling" meetings where we learn about a member of the nonprofit organizations. The other 3 meetings cover relevant topics in volunteer management, usally by a guest speaker or group memeber. The second hour is for networking and information sharing.

Mississippi

DOVIA Mississippi - Jackson Chapter

DOVIA Mississippi (Directors of Volunteers in Agencies) is a networking group of professionals who meet monthly to discuss volunteerism topics of all types. DOVIA's efforts provide volunteer managers with the tools they need to do their jobs better.
The Jackson chapter (serving central Mississippi) meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 8:15 a.m. for field trips, informative presentations, volunteerism-in-action service projects, and to share best practices.

Missouri

Metropolitan Volunteer Management Association

Monthly MVMA meetings are both networking and education opportunities with guest speakers and members presenting on topics related to the field of volunteer management. Three times per year, the monthly meeting is a half-day workshop to explore topics in more depth. Membership benefits include: "Members Only" resources on our website, including a job opportunity board; A monthly newsletter full of announcement and resources, Networking opportunities and professional support; and Leadership opportunities. In 2013, MVMA is launching a Chancellor's Certificate in Volunteer Management program in collaboration with the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Please visit the MVMA website for more information and to download the Membership Application.

Volunteer Coordinators' Council

Members meet 8 times annually for networking and continuing education program (accepted by CCVA for Professional Development Units). All programs are held over the lunch hour at rotating sites around the Kansas City Metro area. VCC also produces a weekly electronic newsletter and maintains a resource library and discussion board for members at its website.

Nevada

Southern Nevada DOVIA

Yearly meeting schedule posted on website: http://dovialv.org/

New Jersey

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.

Jersey Shore DOVIA

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of March, June, September & December and feature speakers addressing concerns of our profession.

Mercer County DOVIA

Quarterly workshops held Tuesday mornings in September, December, March, and June - call for time, date and location.

Volunteers For Morris County

DOVIA workshops, seminars and courses are developed to provide opportunities for professional development, sharing of ideas, experiences and mutual concerns with colleagues. Managerial Skills and Advanced Managerial Skills for Directors of Volunteers Programs are offered annually. Please contact Volunteers For Morris County for details.

New York

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.

Directors of Volunteers in Agencies - DOVIA

Members meet 8am to 9am monthly at the Ridge Street Cafe in Glens Falls on the first Wednesday of the month, Oct.-June. A program relevant to volunteer management is offered at each meeting, presented usually by an outside speaker. The program is followed by a business meeting. Every year our group recognizes thousands of area volunteers in honor of National Volunteer Week by publishing a six+ page insert in the local newspaper, displaying the names of volunteers from numerous agencies.

Leaders of Volunteer Services (LOVS)

Meetings held the first Tuesday of the month from 8:30 am - 10:00 am at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Thiells, NY.  Meetings include resource sharing, study topics and trainings.

New York Association for Volunteer Administration(NYAVA)

The New York Association for Volunteer Administration (NY AVA) is an affiliate of the Association for Volunteer Administration (AVA), an international membership organization committed to promoting professionalism and strengthening leadership in volunteer management. NY AVA provides its 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

A collaborative of organizations and angencies that utilize volunteers to carry out their missions, RAAVS provides support,guidance, training and resources to individuals working in the volunteer management field. Meetings are every other month September - May with an annual conference in June. Visit the website at www.raavs.org or email membership@raavs.org.

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.
Membership benefits include: Quarterly Chapter meetings; professional development presentations, topics, burning-issue discussions, etc. at the quarterly Chapter meetings; networking opportunities; access to the State organization website (member section on the website and reduced conference registration fee); voting privileges; eligibility to serve on committees and hold office; annual state Professional Development Conference in May or June.
Detailed information is available on our website: www.nysavsa.org

The Association of Professional Volunteer Administrators (APVA)

Sponsors ongoing professional development workshops and promotes local networking amongst volunteer managers in non-profit/human service/gov't agencies.

Volunteer Administrators Association of the Capital Region (VAACR)
Volunteer Administrators of the Southern Tier (VAST)

A group of organizations and agencies that utilize volunteers to further their missions.Meetings are every-other month on the second Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at United Way in Vestal, N.Y. Member benefits include networking, educational presentations, conferences and access to professional development opportunities.

Volunteer Administrators of the Twin Tiers

Since April, 2000, VATT has been providing volunteer administrators with workshops and other educational opportunities to develop important skills such as: Marketing & Communication, Recruitment/Retention of Volunteers, Time Management, Respecting Diversity, and Human Resources and Risk. The objectives of this organization are to increase awareness and cooperation among persons in the Twin Tiers involved in the development, implementation, coordination and participation of volunteer programs, provide opportunities for the development of professional skills, and promote the exchange of ideas among local organizations that utilize volunteers. Our membership consists of about 20 nonprofit organizations who meet four times a year.

Westchester Association for Volunteer Administration

Run by the Volunteer Center of United Way

North Carolina

North Carolina Association of Volunteer Administration

NCAVA provides education and leadership towards effective volunteer management in North Carolina. Incorporated in 1974, NCAVA is a nonprofit, professional development, membership organization, governed by a volunteer board of directors.  Since 1995, NCAVA has administered a certification program for professional volunteer administrators. To become certified requires professional experience, education and training, documented leadership at the local level, and competency in the basics of volunteer program administration as measured by a written exam.  NCAVA and its affiliates regularly sponsor workshops on topics related to volunteer program management and  host a statewide conference on volunteerism for professional volunteer administrators 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!

 

Asheville DOVIA

Meetings are held monthly on second Thursdays from August to June at rotating member agencies. Asheville Area D.O.V.I.A. is a nonprofit affiliate of the North Carolina Association of Volunteer Administration and is dedicated to enhancing the skills of our community’s volunteer managers by conducting educational programs, sharing volunteer management information and resources, providing networking opportunities, and promoting community awareness of the value of volunteer services. Annually, the Asheville Area D.O.V.I.A organizes a community-wide volunteer recognition luncheon and a one-day workshop for volunteer managers.

Henderson County Association of Volunteer Administrators

We meet on the 1st Wednesday of every month at noon. Call for meeting location. We have an educational or informational program followed by a short business meeting. Bring your lunch; we provide drinks and dessert.

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.

Volunteer Burke

Volunteer Burke (an NCAVA affiliate) meets at noon the first Thursday of each month. Each participating agency will host a monthly meeting with attendees bringing a bag lunch. It is comprised of Volunteer Managers and Coordinators wanting to maximize the volunteer effort in Burke County. It is an excellent opportunity to discuss various volunteer issues, programs, policies, etc. A short business meeting is held followed by a program relating to volunteerism.

North Dakota

Fargo Moorhead Directors of Volunteer Services (DOVS)

This group meets the first Tuesday of every month from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Ohio

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. CAVA provides for its members by providing professional development, scholarships to Ohio conference and CVA, and educational opportunities, by promoting communication and cooperation among those managers of volunteer programs and by supporting volunteerism in the community.

Cincinnati Association of Volunteer Administrators (CAVA)
DOVIA - Greater Akron Area

DOVIA meets the fourth Monday of each month (adjusted for holidays) from 11:30 am—1:00 pm except July, August, and December. Luncheon site rotates among agency members—$8.50 with reservation or $10.00 at the door. DOVIA utilizes guest presentors as well as table topic discussions and networking opportunities. A full scholarship to the State Conference is paid each year to a selected member. New members always welcome. More information and membership details at http://www.orgsites.com/oh/akrondovia/

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. Professional development opportunities in our line of work are hard to find. FVA works with our members and peers to keep building our collective knowledge. The mission of the Forum for Volunteer Administrators (FVA) is to provide mutual support, continuing dialog and professional development opportunities for those involved in the leadership and management of volunteers.

Volunteer Administrators' Network of Central Ohio

Central Ohio's local DOVIA since 1981, with 100+ members provides monthly professional development and networking meetings; monthly e-newsletter; biannual one-day conference; annual awards of excellence for volunteer administrator and corporate volunteer program.

Oklahoma

Oregon

Mid-Valley Volunteer Managers Association

The Mid-Valley Volunteer Managers Association promotes the professional role of the volunteer manager and encourages active participation of volunteers in the mid-Willamette Valley area of Oregon. MVVMA members meet monthly for a professional development program and networking.

NOVAA - Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association

The Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association (NOVAA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing professional development and networking opportunities to volunteer management professionals in Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties. Whether you are just beginning your career or you are a seasoned professional, NOVAA offers something for everyone.

Pennsylvania

Delaware Valley Association of Volunteer Administrators

DVAVA (Delaware Valley Association of Volunteer Administrators) is a professional organization developed by and for individuals who are responsible for leading volunteer programs. The current DVAVA membership represents the varied areas of volunteer management from a wide range of local organizations including the arts, cultural, educational, faith-based, health and human services.

When you become a DVAVA member, you join a strong, innovative organization where you are privy to successful and up-to-date best practices in volunteer management. You will learn about the latest trends in volunteer management plus you will meet and network with your colleagues, collaborate with local agencies and enhance your professional resources.

Clearfield County Volunteer Network (CCVN)

Meets quarterly. Coordinate activities re: National Volunteer Week, Make a Difference Day Support and info exchange.

Delaware Valley Association of Volunteer Administrators

DVAVA (Delaware Valley Association of Volunteer Administrators) is a professional organization developed by and for individuals who are responsible for leading volunteer programs. The current DVAVA membership represents the varied areas of volunteer management from a wide range of local organizations including the arts, cultural, educational, faith-based, health and human services.

When you become a DVAVA member, you join a strong, innovative organization where you are privy to successful and up-to-date best practices in volunteer management. You will learn about the latest trends in volunteer management plus you will meet and network with your colleagues, collaborate with local agencies and enhance your professional resources.

Directors of Volunteers In Alliance (DOVIA)

Meets quarterly.

Society of Volunteer Administrators of the Lehigh Valley
VOICE (Volunteer Opportunities In Community Endeavors)

VOICE is 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. We hold regular professional development meetings, as well as unique recruitment and recognition events.

Volunteer Administrators Network of Adams County

MISSION - To provide education, training, resource sharing and networking opportunities for individuals and organizations working with volunteers. Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Volunteer Administrators of Southwestern Pennsylvania (VASP)
Volunteer Administrators of the Twin Tiers

Since April, 2000, VATT has been providing volunteer administrators with workshops and other educational opportunities to develop important skills such as: Marketing & Communication, Recruitment/Retention of Volunteers, Time Management, Respecting Diversity, and Human Resources and Risk. The objectives of this organization are to increase awareness and cooperation among persons in the Twin Tiers involved in the development, implementation, coordination and participation of volunteer programs, provide opportunities for the development of professional skills, and promote the exchange of ideas among local organizations that utilize volunteers. Our membership consists of about 20 nonprofit organizations who meet four times a year.

Westmoreland Association of Volunteer Administrators (WAVA)

South Carolina

South Carolina Association for Volunteer Administration

Sponsor annual Fall workshop in Columbia, plus 2-day Winter Conference and Annual Meeting in January in Myrtle Beach.

Membership fee $30 annually includes quarterly e-newsletters; annual recognition ceremony for volunteers and volunteer coordinators. Access to experienced volunteer coordinators for guidance; advocacy for field of volunteer management.

Lowcontry Association - South Carolina Association for Volunteer Administration (LASCAVA)
Midcountry Association - South Carolina Association for Volunteer Administration (MASCAVA)

An affiliate of SCAVA. Download a recent newsletter for contact and event information.

 

Tri-County Association for Volunteer Administration (TRIAVA)

South Dakota

DOVIA-Sioux Falls

Meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month over the noon hour. Meetings provide information related to volunteer managers, networking opportunities, and speakers. More info at: www.doviasd.org

Tennessee

DOVIA of Chattanooga

Our mission is to promote volunteerism and to faciliate growth and development of individuals who manage volunteer programs in the Greater Chattanooga area. DOVIA of Chattanooga meets bi-monthly. For more information on meeting dates and locations, see our contact information.

DOVIA of Corpus Christi
Memphis and Shelby Co. DOVIA

The DOVIA meeting is held the second Thursday of each month at various nonprofit organizations around Memphis. Each brown bag lunch meeting begins at 11:45 am and any agency is welcomed to join us. Specialized training is held annually.

Virginia: DOVIA of Greater Tri-Cities

Meetings conducted at various membership agencies usually the 3rd Thursday of each month. Short business meeting followed by program dealing with community resources, networking, agency overview, or volunteer management. Lunch or refreshments often served. Call for schedule.

Volunteer Administrators Network

Meetings include speakers on various topics related to volunteer managment, networking opportunities, and committee reports.

Texas

DOVIA: The Texas Network
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. TADVS holds an annual educational conference, and meets periodically on a regional basis, and often in conjunction with state auxiliary/volunteer sessions

Association of Religious Volunteer Leaders
Association of Volunteer Professionals

Volunteer Managers with Midland/Odessa, and the surrounding area, organizations meet every other month for lunch and fellowship. Roundtable topics and special programs are presented by area experts. Membership is $25 and includes discounts for Nonprofit Managment Center events, the Annual workshop, and national publications.

Collin County Association of Dir. of Volunteers
Dallas Association of Directors of Volunteers

The Dallas Association of Directors of Volunteers was established in 1994 by a group of volunteer leaders with a vision. The group formed to enhance their professionalism and knowledge of the industry, learn more creative ways to use volunteers and give all leaders of volunteers an opportunity to share experiences, ideas and skills. Meeting are held on the third Tuesday each month at the Visiting Nurses Association Location: VNA office at 1440 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75247. Time: 12pm to 1:30pm.


Please visit us at www.dadv.org for information on meeting topics, membership, and scholarship information.

DOVIA (Directors Of Volunteers In Austin)

Meetings are the third Wednesday of every month, 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There is a featured speaker at each meeting, and plenty of opportunity for networking and professional help. Our chapter also sponsors various events for service leaders, and a Volunteer Conference in August.

DOVIA of Amarillo

Meetings are the second Monday of each month, 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Meetings alternate among the participating agencies and the RSVP office at 321 W. 7th, Amarillo, TX 79101. The monthly meetings feature speakers and networking among members. Every December DOVIA hosts the "UnSung Hero Banquet" honoring volunteers from DOVIA member agencies.

DOVIA of East Texas

(formally DOVIA of Smith County)
DOVIA of East Texas serves the greater East Texas Community. We are an association of professionals who manage volunteers for the East Texas area non-profits, county governments and city governments. What We Do: We support and train one another in a helping and sharing environment. We also provide networking opportunities for other volunteer managers who are new to the field and need help with program and volunteer management, recruitment, retention and other related issues.

Meetings are the 1st Thursday of the month at 8am at Habitat for Humanity Tyler.

DOVIA of Lubbock
DOVIA, Tarrant County

Meetings are held every third Thursday of the month (Jan-Nov) from 11:30 am -1 pm at various locations. Topics vary each month. A Professional Development Day is held each summer, and an Annual Holiday Luncheon is held in November. Each meeting provides a great opportunity for networking and learning!

Houston Association of Volunteer Administrators

The benefits you will receive as a HAVA member include:Access to over $200 worth of educational programs; listing upcoming events and valuable information; the HAVA membership directory; Your name and organization, along with category of service, featured in the HAVA directory; Invitations to HAVA sponsored professional seminars, workshops, conferences, and events; Invitations to city and state wide professional seminars, workshops, conferences, and events; and most importantly, networking opportunities with Houston area volunteer administrators.

MDVS-Metroplex Directors of Volunteer Services (Healthcare)

The mission of MDVS is to provide an organized structure for salaried volunteer program administrators, who have a desire to expand their personal contributions to health care and who have an interest in self-development within their chosen health care profession. The group meets at least quarterly, with additional networking taking place throughout the year in both formal and informal settings.

SAVA (San Antonio Volunteer Administrators)

Meetings: held the second Thursday of each month at 12 noon.

Virginia

Fredericksburg Area Volunteer Administrator’s Roundtable (FAVAR)

FAVAR was primarily established to provide an arena for local non-profit administrators to network. Area volunteer administrators gather bi-monthly to meet one another, receive a presentation on a related topic and discuss ideas for recruiting, recognizing and maintaining volunteers. Through the FAVAR meetings we are also able to provide continuing education and training opportunities in the areas of volunteer recruitment, management and retention. Please join us at our next meeting! See our on line calendar for our future meeting schedule: www.rappahannockunitedway.org/givehelp/favar.html

Greater Richmond Associaton of Volunteer Administrators (GRAVA)
Montgomery County Association of Volunteer Administrators

MCAVA members enjoy periodic workshops on current issues in volunteer management, a newsletter, participation in an online community, mentor/mentee opportunities, and more. Montgomery County Volunteer Center is a local resource for volunteer administrators in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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. Visit www.nvava.org to learn more.

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.

Virginia: DOVIA of Greater Tri-Cities

Meetings conducted at various membership agencies usually the 3rd Thursday of each month. Short business meeting followed by program dealing with community resources, networking, agency overview, or volunteer management. Lunch or refreshments often served. Call for schedule.

Volunteer Connection Roundtable

The Volunteer Connection meets the third Wednesday of every month from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. The meeting is held at a different agency each month. The Roundtable is an opportunity to discuss volunteer management with colleagues. In addition members receive a monthly newsletter which highlights current activities, grants, workshops, conferences and job opportunities for volunteer administrators.

Washington

DOVIA Washington

Sponsors quarterly meetings at a central Washington location. DOVIA Washington is an opportunity for professionals in volunteer administration to network and focus on issues that effect the volunteerism sector in Washington State.

Cascade DOVIA

Monthly meetings at noon on the fourth Wednesday of each month except for August and December, at the Washington State Archives Building, 808 25th Street and Bill McDonald Parkway on the campus of WWU, Bellingham, Washington. Each meeting includes an educational program.

Central Washington DOVIA

Central Washington DOVIA meets the second Tuesday of each month (except July, August, & December). Our meetings are from 1-2 PM at Aging & Adult Care in East Wenatchee. This DOVIA was formed in February 2000, and we are pleased to be offering new growth opportunities for Volunteer Managers in Central Washington.

DOVIA of Benton and Franklin Counties

Our meetings are typically the last Wednesday of the month, 11:30am-1:00pm. Our May and November meetings are half day trainings from 8:00am-12:00pm.

DOVIA of Kitsap County

DOVIA of Kitsap County has been dissolved. Future trainings and networking opportunities will be provided by Kitsap County United Way Volunteer Center.

DOVIA of the Inland Northwest

Meetings are held the second Thursday of every month from 11:30 to 1:00 at the Inland Northwest Blood Center. Lunch is on your own. Meetings cover a brief business meeting, followed with a program on various volunteer management topics.

DVPA (Directors of Volunteer Programs Association)

The DVPA meets alternating months on the fourth Thursday at noon at the Jim Parsley Center unless otherwise noted. Meetings adjourn by 1:30pm. Visit our website for more information: www.dvpa.weebly.com. DVPA Sponsors a one-day Spring Workshop each year with nationally known speakers and authors on volunteer management.

Professional Association of Volunteer Managers of Thurston County

Meetings are held the 1st Thursday of each month at 9:00am. The Profesional Association of Volunteer Managers of Thurston County is an organization that believes in the betterment of volunteer management by continued education.

Volunteer Administrators Network Northwest (formerly DOVIA of King County)

Networking and education events offered throughout the year.

Volunteer Coordinator Council of Pierce County

Pierce County's VCC meets the second Tuesday of each month (except July, August & December). Meetings are held from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Meeting location varies - meetings are hosted by member agencies. The VCC is a networking group for professional volunteer managers providing a forum for sharing of ideas and information, training, community needs assessment and problem solving.

Yakima County DOVIA

We serve the entire Yakima County, both Upper and Lower Valleys. We meet the second Wednesday of each month. We do some great networking and trainings at each meeting. We also sponsor two workshops a year.

Wisconsin

Portage County Association of Volunteer Administrators

WADVS is a professional state organziation for directors and other employed leaders of volunteer services in healthcare facilities. The purpose of WADVS is to develop and maintain standards and guidelines for quality-based volunteer services administration; and provide educational programming and informational resources to meet the needs of the professionals responsible for volunteer services administration within healthcare facilities. WADVS Board and General Membership Meeings are held twice a year in conjunction with the Spring and Fall State Conferences. The frequency of Regional meetings varies throughout the state. A state newsletter is mailed quarterly to all members.

WVCA (Wisconsin Volunteer Coordinators Association)

Mission: Advocating for volunteerism through support, resources and educational development.

Overview: Founded in 1973, the Wisconsin Volunteer Coordinators Association is a professional, statewide network for administrators of volunteers. WVCA serves as a positive force in the promotion of volunteerism and volunteer management. The association provides annual volunteer management training at the Wisconsin Volunteer Coordinators Association's Conference each spring. The board meets regularly to conduct association business, exchange ideas and deal with issues of mutual concerns. WVCA is run by members for members. All members are encouraged to participant on committees and consider leadership positions on the board. Board meetings are open to current paid members. General membership meetings are held annually at the WVCA Conference. Once a member in WVCA you will receive the annual WVCA membership directory, the Connection newsletter, and an opportunity to apply for educational grant dollars that can be used for training/workshops or conferences.

Bay Area Managers of Volunteer Services (BAMVS)

Second Tuesday of every other month. Meeting locations alternate to showcase various agencies around the area. Format of meeting includes: meet and great, Speaker, short business meeting, and networking.

Bay Area Managers of Volunteer Services (BAMVS)
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. CRVC hosts meetings on the second Wednesday morning of each month. We provide an environment to exchange ideas and share resources, networking opportunities, educational forums, problem resolution, and professional camaraderie. We are proud sponsors of an annual community volunteer recognition breakfast. We are advocates for building support and inclusion of volunteer programs in planning and addressing community issues. We promote awareness of the impact of volunteer programs in our communities.

Dane County Administrators of Volunteer Services (DCAVS)

Bi-monthly programs, annual conference, bi-monthly newsletter, IVMA celebration, networking opportunities, and over 50 member organizations.

NISWAVA

NISWAVA meets the second Thursday of each month at the Holiday Inn in South Beloit. Breakfast is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Program is from 8:15-8:45 a.m. and a short business meeting takes place from 8:45-9:00 a.m. The group does not meet in July, August, December, or April. April is reserved for a volunteer recognition luncheon put on by the organization.

St. Croix Valley Network of Volunteer Coordinators

The mission of the St. Croix Valley Network of Volunteer Coordinators is to facilitate resource and information sharing, collaboration and education among managers of volunteers. Meetings are held bi-monthly.

VOLUNTEER ACTION COUNCIL

AC serves volunteer managers of the Fox Cities which includes Appleton and surrounding municipalities. Monthly meetings include networking, speakers or round table discussions. VAC meets at member agencies on the 3rd Thursday of the month 11:30 --1 pm. VAC sponsors two joint volunteer trainings for all member agencies and an annual volunteer recognition luncheon in April. VAC is an affiliate of WVCA.

Canada

National

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).

Alberta

Volunteer Management Group of Edmonton

VMG Edmonton provides professional development and networking opportunities to managers and coordinators of volunteers from a diverse range of organizations. 

British Columbia

Administrators of Volunteer Resources BC

The provincial professional association for individuals involved in the management of volunteer resources. 

Manitoba

Manitoba Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA)

MAVA grows and strengthens the field of volunteer resources management.

Ontario

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.

Serves Brantford and Brant County, Ontario - Brant Regional Association of Volunteer Administrators

Please visit the website for information on meetings and membership.

Serves Hamilton-Wentworth (Ontario, Canada) - Regional Association of Coordinators of Volunteers (RACV)

Ongoing workshops and social/networking meetings throughout the year.

Serves Kingston Area- Kingston & Area Association of Administrators of Volunteers

KAAAV is a multi-disciplinary membership association of volunteer managers who meet alternating 2nd Wednesday and Thursday of each month from September to June, with the exception of the AGM.  KAAAV is a member of PAVR-O (Professional Administrators of Volunteer Resources-Ontario). Visit KAAAV’s website at www.kaaav.org for membership forms, detailed meeting schedules, and much more.

Serves Toronto, Ontario - Toronto Association for Volunteer Administration (TAVA)

Meet the third Wednesday morning of each month except December, July and August. Every other month we have a business meeting followed by a "Give & Get" where we get an opportunity for networking or a mini professional development exercise. Every opposite month we have a 2 1/2 hour professional development workshop for our members. Currently we have 87 member agencies.

Websitewww.tava.ca

York Region Association for Volunteer Administration

Meets monthly (2nd Friday morning) at the Aurora Public Library. YRAVA offers its members opportunities for networking, education and professional growth through monthly morning meetings from October-June, an active e-group and an annual one-day workshop. Website: www.yrava.ca

Québec

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.

Saskatchewan

Administrators of Volunteer Resources-Saskatchewan (AVR-SK)

An association that unites administrators of volunteer resources to promote best practice support professional development, facilitate networking and advocate for the profession and its impact in the province.