Useful Links

Improving policy and practice around volunteer management. 

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Volunteer Wales

    Volunteering Wales is the national volunteering centre for Wales.