We are sad to announce that our founder, John Ramsey, passed away on Saturday 20th September following a period of illness.
Although his death was not unexpected, the loss is a profound shock to all who knew him. John was a tireless champion of volunteering and volunteer management.
Without his passion, drive and energy the Association of Volunteer Managers would not exist. A great volunteer manager himself, his gift was bringing people together from across the field to build the organisation that we are today.
He was our Chair 2005-09, and continued to be actively involved with AVM. In typical fashion, John volunteered to run a workshop at the upcoming AVM conference in October. He will be sorely missed.
Many of you will have memories to share and tributes to pay. Do please leave your comments here below or email us at hello@volunteermanagers.org.uk if you prefer.
We will pass on all messages to his wife and daughter and extended family who can take comfort from the respect that he had within our community.