AL!VE (Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement)

AL!VE (Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement) serves to enhance and sustain the spirit of volunteerism in America by fostering collaboration and networking, promoting professional development, and providing advocacy for leaders in community engagement. AL!VE is the essential professional resource and advocate for those who engage, motivate and celebrate volunteers and their vital contribution to our society.

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Energize, Inc.

Energize, Inc. is an international training, consulting and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism. Based in Philadelphia and headed by Susan J. Ellis, the company has worked for over 30 years to create or strengthen the volunteer engagement of organizations of all types and sizes, in over 20 countries. Energize has one of the most established Web sites offering resources to leaders of volunteers, including over 1200 free pages of information, an online bookstore selling dozens of electronic titles, the journal e-Volunteerism, and the innovative online training plan, Everyone Ready. Each of the “Everyone Ready” Online Seminars and Self-Instrution Guides will earn 1.5 PDU credits toward CVA recertification.

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Habitat for Humanity International

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S., and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more visit

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The International Association for Volunteer Effort

The International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) is an international non-governmental organization that promotes, celebrates, and strengthens volunteerism worldwide. IAVE’s commitment is to volunteering that:

  • Invites the entire community to identify and address the challenges, opportunities and problems which face it;
  • Encourages and enables people of all ages and from all sectors of society to take leadership through participation in service and social action;
  • Complements but does not substitute for responsible action by other sectors and the efforts of paid workers;
  • Enables people to acquire new knowledge and skill to develop their potential, self-reliance and creativity.
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International Volunteer Managers Day

International Volunteer Managers Day (IVM Day) is celebrated globally on November 5 each year. The day is put aside to allow volunteer managers a chance to reflect on and celebrate the critical work they do, and more importantly, it allows an opportunity for them to educate others about the significant role they play in mobilizing the often complex resources volunteers bring with them.

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The National Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Government

The National Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Government‘s purpose is to strengthen volunteer programs through leadership, education, advocacy, networking, and information exchange. NAVPLG is the foremost international association of directors, managers, and administrators of volunteer programs in local government organizations. The challenges and issues for volunteer resource management in cities, counties and state government may differ substantially from those in “traditional” non-profit-based programs. They share best practices, offer training, provide networking opportunities and respresent their members to both volunteer and government entities.

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United Way Worldwide

United Way Worldwide is a global network, including nearly 1,300 local organizations in the U.S. that advance the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, income and health. The United Way movement creates long lasting community change by addressing the underlying causes of problems that prevent progress in these areas. LIVE UNITED is a call to action for everyone to become part of the change. For more information about United Way, please visit:

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Volunteer Canada

Volunteer Canada is the national voice for volunteerism in Canada. Since 1977, the organization has been committed to increasing and supporting volunteerism and civic participation through ongoing programs, special projects and national initiatives, by developing resources and by engaging in research and training across the country. Working with volunteer centres, community and national organizations and businesses, Volunteer Canada actively leads national dialogues on how volunteerism relates to citizen engagement and civil society and provides leadership on issues and trends in the Canadian volunteer movement. To learn more about Volunteer Canada, please visit

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Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada

Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada is the champion in the field of Volunteer Management. Dedicated to advocacy, capacity building and networking, it connects and empowers a network of professionals and passionately elevates the quality of volunteerism in Canada.

VMPC collaborates with provincial, national and international organizations to support its membership and strives for volunteer resources management to be recognized and respected as a leading profession of choice.​

VMPC supports an international certification process for Managers of Volunteer Resources through the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA).

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VolunteerMatch is a national nonprofit dedicated to helping everyone find a great place to volunteer. Its award-winning online service makes it easy to increase the number, quality, and diversity of volunteers engaged in an organization. VolunteerMatch offers volunteer managers a full set of tools and resources to post volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers they need. As the #1 ranking for ‘volunteer’ on Google and Yahoo! the VolunteerMatch network regularly welcomes more than 100,000 visitors each week and has become the preferred volunteer recruiting service for tens of thousands of participating nonprofits across the country.

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VolunteerPro provides online volunteer management training, coaching & community to leaders of volunteers at all levels. We share research, best practices & emerging innovations in volunteer engagement, all based on engaging today’s volunteers. Our best-in-class courses, membership community & database of tools will help you solve practical challenges & boost your results. President and Founder, Tobi Johnson is a CVA.

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