Details on AVM Board of Directors applications

By Shaun Delaney

The Association of Volunteer Managers is an independent membership body that supports, represents and champions people in volunteer management in the UK regardless of field, discipline or sector. 

Our Directors are responsible for:

  • setting the overall policy and strategic direction for AVM
  • leading specific areas to develop and grow the organisation
  • ensuring AVM run in a legal and effective way

Our current directors come from all sections of our membership and bring a huge range of transferable skills and experience. Anyone is welcome to put themselves forward for the board. We’re especially interested to hear from people who bring a diversity of thought and experience to our board, and are particularly keen to hear from people with digital, media, public relations, marketing and business development skills. 

What does being a director involve? 

Ideally you will have direct experience in one of the above areas. If you are keen to develop the skills, knowledge and experience in those areas, we can help you to do that too.  

Director terms are initially four years. Our current directors currently volunteer around 10 hours per month, which includes attendance at our six board meetings and two away days per year. 

I’m interested – what do I need to do? 

If you are interested in becoming a Director and would like to learn more about AVM and our current priorities, you can arrange to speak to one of our board members. To request a conversation, please email me

To put yourself forward for this role, you must be an AVM member and have contributed to one of our committees or projects in the last two years. You must also not be barred from being a company director or charity trustee. You will then need to complete a short application form that includes a statement on why you should be a director. 

What happens next?

We’ll check over your information to make sure you’re eligible to be an AVM Director. If we’re not sure, we’ll be in touch. 

If we receive more nominations than we have places for, we will then hold an online election where AVM members will be able to vote for their preferred nominees. This will be in the run up to our Annual General Meeting, being held on 4 November 2022.

To submit your application, please download the application pack. You will need to upload your nomination by 9am on 17 October 2022.