Recruiting a new treasurer: can AVM count on you?

Do you have a head for figures? Want to help AVM thrive and grow? Got time to give to help grow the volunteer management profession? If this sounds like you – or someone you know – then AVM would like to hear from you! The AVM board is looking to co-opt someone with finance skills (more…)

Volunteers’ Week: Saying thanks

Originally posted on the NCVO website. Saying thanks Whether we’ll admit it or not, we all love to receive a genuine ‘thank you’ for something we have done. There is something that makes even the most cynical of us (guilty as charged) at least feel a little warmth inside us. Even if we don’t always (more…)

Mentoring: Who do you think you are?

By Claire Knight Tweet to @bumblebore69 AVM member and mentoring scheme participant; Strategic Partnership Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support When I was a child, this phrase was imbued with meaning far beyond its words.  What the adult saying it really meant was “you, young lady, are too big for your boots”.  It was intended to cut me (more…)

Building bridges: volunteering research and practice workshop

We are pleased to invite you to a workshop on volunteering research and practice, co-hosted by the Voluntary Sector Studies Network, Association of Volunteer Managers and the Network of National Volunteer Involving Agencies and supported by NCVO, on the 7th June 2018, 10:30-15:30, London. The aim of the workshop is to bring together volunteer managers (more…)

Where does volunteer management belong? Tell AVM your views

AVM has been invited to be part of a conversation on 20th June with the Central London branch of CIPD about where the Volunteer Management function sits within organisations. If you’re based in a team other than the People or HR directorate and you would be interested in sharing your experience about this long-standing debate, (more…)

Join the AVM Membership Team!

The Association of Volunteer Managers (AVM) is an independent membership body that aims to support, represent and champion people in volunteer management across the UK. It has been set up by and for people who manage volunteers and has been growing for over a decade. Our membership now stands at over 400 people across various (more…)

We’re off to the Charity Retail Conference!

AVM is proud to announce that we are delivering a ‘focus session’ at the most prestigious event in the charity retailers’ calendar. The session, on Monday 25 June 3.15-4.15pm, will be delivered by AVM members and their charity retail counterparts. The session explores how a shift in approach by organisations, leaders and managers can pay (more…)

First AVM event in Bristol just announced

AVM steams in to Bristol on 12th June, aboard the SS. Great Britain , may God bless her and all who volunteer aboard her!  Click here to book. This will be a specially reduced -price event, thanks to the support of English Heritage, SS. Great Britain and South West Museums Development Programme, and as an (more…)

Finding a mentor…like going to the movies?

Soon after I joined the Association of Volunteer Managers (AVM) Board of Directors, the Chair, Ruth Leonard, rang me up to ask what I wanted to get out of volunteering, what was it that motivated me? I said I hoped to learn from the diverse experience of other AVM members: I wanted to progress in (more…)

The power of listening…and of new boots

By: Angela Wilson, AVM Director Returning to work following maternity leave, I realised I NEEDED to go shopping. I’d worn the same cosy, baggy jeans for several months, with my baby happily wiping her nose on whichever of my bobbly jumpers I was wearing that day. The trouble was, it had been months since I’d (more…)