Useful Links

Improving policy and practice around volunteer management. 

Useful links
Association of Volunteer Managers (AVM)
  • Based in England, The Association of Volunteer Managers (AVM) is an independent body that aims to support, represent and champion people who manage volunteers regardless of field, discipline or sector. It has been set up by and for people who manage volunteers
Energize Inc
  • Energize, Inc. is an international training, consulting and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism. Energize has assisted organizations of all types with their volunteer efforts -whether they are health and human service organizations, cultural arts groups, professional associations, or schools.
European Volunteer Centre (CEV)
  • The European Volunteer Centre is the European network of over 80 national, regional and local volunteer centres and volunteer support agencies across Europe. They promote and support volunteering through advocacy, knowledge sharing and capacity building & training.
FEVA (Forum for Environmental Volunteering Activity)
  • FEVA is a network of national not-for-profit organisations that seeks to share information and best practice across the field of environmental volunteering.
International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE)
  • The International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) was founded in 1970 by a group of volunteers from around the world who saw in volunteering a means of making connections across countries and cultures. It has grown into a global network of volunteers, volunteer organisations, national representatives and volunteer centres, with members in over 70 countries, and in all world regions.
Institute of Volunteering Research
  • The Institute for Volunteering Research (IVR) is a research and consultancy agency specialising in volunteering. They undertake research, consultancy and evaluation projects to help improve policy and practice.
  • IVO is a network for social change. Their vision is to help make the UK a better place to live and work by connecting people, organisations and companies to enable mass participation in community projects and causes.
National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
  • Based in England, NCVO champions and strengthens volunteering and civil society, with over 10,000 members, from the largest charities to the smallest community organisations.
Sports Volunteering Research Network
  • The Sports Volunteering Research Network (SVRN) aims to bring national governing bodies (NGBs) of sport and recreation together with academic researchers interested in sports volunteering to share knowledge and best practice.
Volunteer Ireland
  • Volunteer Ireland is the national volunteer development agency and a support body for all local Volunteer Centres in Ireland.
Volunteer Now
  • Volunteer Now works to promote, enhance and support volunteering across Northern Ireland.
Volunteering Wales
  • Volunteering Wales is the national volunteering centre for Wales.