CCVA is grateful for our supporters who recognize the CVA credential as a mark of excellence in volunteer resources management. Members, staff, clients and volunteers of supporter organizations can access a discounted application fee.
AL!VE (Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement) is the national membership organization in the United States for leaders and professionals in volunteer engagement. AL!VE provides leadership, networking, learning, and opportunities to participate on a regional, national, or international level. It 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. www.volunteeralive.org
Founded in 1924, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, animal welfare, education, science, and recreation. AZA is the accrediting body for the top zoos and aquariums in the United States and 12 other countries. Look for the AZA accreditation logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. The AZA is a leader in saving species and your link to helping animals all over the world. To learn more, visit www.aza.org
Better Impact has been helping the volunteer sector since 2001. Its membership spans the globe and includes members in Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, Portugal, the UK and the USA.
Better Impact's mission is to support Leaders of Volunteers in fulfilling their contribution toward their organization’s mission. This includes:
- Creating volunteer management software designed to meet the needs of Leaders of Volunteers
- Being there for members when they need some assistance
- Offering education and professional development opportunities
- Supporting professional associations with likeminded missions.
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 habitat.org.
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 represent their members to both volunteer and government entities. www.navplg.org
United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. With global reach and local impact, we’re making life better for 48 million people. United Way is the world’s largest privately funded nonprofit, strengthening nearly 1,800 communities across 40 countries. That’s why we’re the mission of choice for 2.9 million volunteers and 8.1 million donors. In the wake of COVID-19, we’re helping vulnerable people stay in their homes, stock their pantries, and protect their lives and livelihoods. And we’re working to build resilient, equitable communities, while bringing more diverse voices to the table. Learn more at UnitedWay.org
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 volunteer.ca.
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. www.vmpc.ca.
VMPC supports an international certification process for Managers of Volunteer Resources through the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA).
At VolunteerMatch, we create better ways to put time and talent to good use. As the web’s largest volunteer engagement network, serving over 130,000 participating nonprofits, 150 network partners, and 13 million annual visitors, VolunteerMatch offers unique, award-winning solutions for individuals, nonprofits, and companies to make this vision a reality. Since its launch in 1998, VolunteerMatch has helped the social sector attract more than $6.8 billion worth of volunteer services. Today, with the support of partners including the Gates, Raikes and Fidelity Foundations, we are transforming what citizenship looks like in the digital age with our VolunteerMatch Open Network solution and our vision of a universal platform that strengthens the ethos and impact volunteering at massive scale.
VolunteerPro provides best-in-class online volunteer management training, coaching, and community to leaders of volunteers at all levels. Our signature Volunteer Management Fundamentals Certificate and Volunteer Recruitment That Works courses offer modern, proven systems for engaging volunteers with a special focus on digital engagement. Our Premium VolunteerPro membership community offers monthly seminars, coaching, an extensive library of tools, and access to an accountability network of peers to help members take action and get traction. Our proprietary framework, the Volunteer Strategy SuccessPath™ drives our curriculum and is built on decades of direct, boots-on-the-ground experience in nonprofit leadership and volunteer engagement. The President and Founder, Tobi Johnson, is a CVA.