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…)

Networking tips for AVM events

Networking… you might love it, you may hate it, or you might fall somewhere in between these two extremes. But however you feel about it, it can be really useful for your professional development. And with conference only a week away, I wanted to share some tips on preparing to make the most of the (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…)

Conference tickets are selling out fast!

Have you got your ticket for the volunteer management event of the year? If not, don’t delay as tickets are selling out fast, and some of the seminars are fully booked. If you’re still wondering if it’s for you, here are a few reasons why we think you should come to conference! We have three (more…)

The end of the committee? Volunteering structures in a changing world

Sarah Merrington is Senior Development Manager for CIPD (the professional body for HR), recruiting HR professionals as volunteers to support job seekers and those who want to develop in their careers, and an AVM Volunteer. Even though I have worked in volunteer management for some time, and for several organisations, there is always one thing that (more…)

Jewish Volunteering Network: Volunteer Management Events Seminar

AVM organisational member Jewish Volunteering Network would like to invite you to join them for expert advice for volunteer managers planning or managing a volunteer befriending schemes. Not all volunteering roles are regular or ongoing. Sometimes you just need a good team of volunteers to support your one-off events, whether it’s to raise funds or (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…)

We need to talk – handling emotions and challenging situations with volunteers

Laura Elson is a freelance consultant and a self-confessed volunteering geek. Currently consulting with England Netball and First Tech Challenge UK, Laura has been working in the volunteering sector for 15 years, and is a member of AVM. I met a brilliant colleague of mine for coffee last week and straight away I could tell (more…)