It’s Been A Great Year! -

Thank you, CVAs! Your advocacy was a major factor in exceeding our certification registration goal in 2016.

National Summit on Volunteer Engagement Leadership -

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Registration is now open year-round. For complete details, including the application form, please visit this page and download the 2016 CVA Certification Handbook.

What is CCVA?

Our vision is a world where competent, passionate leaders effectively engage volunteers. We deliver professional certification and advocate ethical practice so organizations can maximize the impact of volunteer involvement to achieve their missions. More »

Why Certify?

Professional certification signals a commitment to excellence. It confirms that individuals have the knowledge needed to competently attract, onboard and support volunteers. Certification promotes personal confidence, and helps employers hire, verify and reward relevant expertise. More »

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Are you ready to pursue Certification in Volunteer Administration? The registration process is easy, and we offer plenty of support along the way. The Candidate Handbook provides an overview of the program components, fees, key dates, and the registration form. More »

Our CVAs are saying...

Brandon Leong

I felt that pursuing the certification would validate my work and the incredible work that volunteers do to support organizations.

Brandon Leong, CVA • Keiro • Los Angeles, CA USA

Amira Barger

I am so grateful for a co-hort of peers to use as a sounding board and continue building the profession of Volunteer Management.

Amira Barger, CVA • Project Open Hand • San Francisco, CA USA

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Asian Pacific Heritage Day public art project at the Minnesota Historical Society

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