On behalf of AVM, I am saddened to hear of the recent death of the great Susan J. Ellis. The phenomenal support she offered to leaders of volunteering, particularly helping to champion the importance of a properly resourced volunteer management programme led from the top of an organisation, was game changing. Her key success bringing the community together across the world – a powerful way to learn from each other, despite differences in culture and legislation.

I know she acted as a mentor to members of our community, so particular thoughts go out to you, but for everyone who works within the volunteer management field this is a huge loss. It is our role to keep her ambition alive.

Ruth Leonard
Chair AVM