One of the things we have been thinking about at AVM is how volunteer managers become volunteer managers and then how their career progresses.
Members may remember we conducted a survey when we started in which many managers identified a lack of a career path as a drawback of the role. This got us thinking about a number of things.
One was the idea of professionalization. This seemed to give volunteer managers the opportunity to have a career structure like other professions. It is something we are still thinking about. But linked to this must be ideas of what is ‘the body of knowledge’ needed to be a volunteer manager – and where managers access that knowledge.
There is some work going on in this area, but we would like to add a little more And draw on your knowledge as AVM members.
This link takes you to a short survey (not more than 10 minutes to fill out we promise). We will be feeding back findings in a few weeks.