By joining the Association of Volunteer Managers as a member you’ll be inspired, engaged and supported by a large network of volunteer management professionals across the country.

As a member you, or your organisation, can from a range of benefits to help you develop as a leader of volunteering.

Discounts on our public peer learning events and annual conference

AVM members are eligible for a discount on all our public events and annual conference.

There’s no limit to the number of events you can attend in a year, but organisational members are limited to a certain number of tickets per event or conference.

See our upcoming events to find out more.

Member-only events

AVM members are invited to regular member-only events, including our book club, Challenge Sessions, and roundtables throughout the year.

There’s no limit to the number of events you can attend in a year.

See our upcoming events to find out more.

Access to exclusive content

Members have access to AVM BiteSize and AVM Reply.

AVM BiteSize is a series of short webcasts, featuring interesting people doing interesting stuff. Whether they’re a volunteer manager, or in a different sector, we know BiteSize will get you thinking. Each BiteSize is a short, snack-sized interview, just the right length of time for a cuppa (and maybe a biscuit too).

AVM Replay is our archive of previous event recordings. Where we have permission, we make recordings of our event available to members, six months after the event date.

All available content can be found in our Resources section.

Access to our mentoring programme

AVM members can join our mentoring programme, either as a mentor or mentee.

Mentoring through AVM involves connecting a more experienced volunteer management professional with a less experienced member, for personal and professional development. The purpose of the relationship is to support the mentee in making positive change and reaching their goals. Mentoring will involve the more experienced member sharing knowledge and experience.

We open our mentoring programme to new mentees twice a year, to ensure we can meet demand.

AVM’s mentoring programme is only available to AVM members. Find out more about mentoring.

Be part of a growing network of volunteer managers

AVM Connect is a random matching programme where we connect you with another AVM member, with the aim of building networks and connections. AVM Connect runs approximately every two months, and we will email you with details on how you can sign up.

Build and maintain your network of peers through the Voluntary Voice forum (where there is an exclusive members’ group), or by volunteering with AVM.

Exclusive member emails

Have you missed a members’ email? Check our archive.