Every year on November 5 we celebrate leaders of volunteers on a day known as International Volunteer Managers Day. This event started in 1999 and has been growing ever since with the guidance of a global volunteer committee. Since the name is quite a mouthful, it’s often shortened to IVM Day.

How might CVAs be spending IVM Day? We asked and here’s what we found out.

Attending a conference (or presenting at one)

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Though the theme of IVM Day changes each year, the focus is always “education through celebration.” How fitting that some CVAs will be educating themselves or others!



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CVAs don’t just talk the talk; they also walk the walk by volunteering themselves.



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As leaders in civic engagement, it’s no surprise that some CVAs reported they’d be voting and encouraging others to vote too.


(hopefully!) Celebrating receiving their CVA

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Some of our CVA candidates were crossing their fingers that they’d find out the results of the exam they took in October.


Celebrating fellow volunteer engagement professionals

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No IVM Day would be complete without taking the time to recognize colleagues near and far. CVAs around the world will be sharing their appreciation in-person and through social media (#IVMday16).

Wherever you are, we hope you have a spectacular IVM Day!