Time for Change: International Volunteer Managers Day 2018

Daniel Ingram, AVM Director, shares his thoughts on what this year’s International Volunteer Managers Day theme means for AVM, and leaders and managers of volunteers. Pledges shared by delegates at our annual conference in October Time for change – what does that mean for you? We’re keen to hear about the change you think it (more…)

Connecting leaders of volunteering to make change happen together

Ruth Leonard, Chair of AVM, explain’s AVM’s new vision and strategy. Empowering people to make a difference in their local communities and bring about change using their skills and assets – this is why I have always been passionate about volunteer management. To effectively facilitate and support initiatives and enable people to contribute effectively we (more…)

Could you be our new Business Development Manager?

The Association of Volunteer Managers (AVM) is an independent membership body that aims to support, represent and champion people in volunteer management in the UK regardless of field, discipline or sector. It has been set up by and for people who manage volunteers. We’re at an exciting point in our development and are preparing for (more…)

AVM Director 2018 elections open for nominations

UPDATED: Nominations are now closed. AVM Director elections open for nominations The 2018 elections to join the board of AVM are now open for nominations. Any member is eligible to stand for election, and this is your opportunity to help shape and lead the Association of Volunteer Managers as a director. Find out more by (more…)

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…)