Brent Retzlaff, BA, CVA – Siloam Mission, Winnipeg, MB, CANADA
The CVA was a more valuable experience than I could have ever imagined. The time that I spent reading and studying the Volunteer Administration textbook helped to solidify my understanding of volunteer management with the practical experience that I have. The certification gives me the confidence to speak up as a professional in my work space.
Photo: Volunteers help facilitate bingo nights at Siloam’s supportive housing facility for those transitioning out of homelessness.
Brandon Leong, CVA – Keiro, Los Angeles, CA USA
I have always been passionate about volunteerism and the tremendous impacts volunteers can have. I felt that pursuing the certification would validate my work and the incredible work that volunteers do to support organizations.
Photo: Keiro volunteers are dedicated to enhancing the quality of senior life in Our Community by sharing their talents and skills.
Amira Barger, MBA, CFRE, CVA – Project Open Hand, San Francisco, CA USA
Acquiring my CVA opened the door to further professional development and relationships. Through this process I have met dedicated peers and served alongside them on committees related to the CVA. I have learned so much from my peers and these committees and each day I implement something a peer has advised, spoken about or implemented on their own. I am so grateful for a co-hort of peers to use as a sounding board and continue building the profession of Volunteer Management.
Photo: Amira Barger with volunteer group from Heffernan Insurance Brokers.
Jason Frenzel-Wright, CVA – Huron River Watershed Council, Ann Arbor, MI USA
I loved the process of acquiring my CVA! I found it personally enriching and professionally valuable. I now have many more resources and abilities at my disposal. I recommend the experience for anyone who is prepared to cultivate their abilities as a professional volunteer manager.
Photo: Advanced volunteer leader, Dave Wilson, is training Ann Arbor area high school students water quality monitoring techniques.” Photo Credit: Haley Buffman