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If you are committed to volunteer administration as a career ... NYAVA offers you something unique: a place to belong, a place where colleagues from a wide range of settings learn, network, share ideas and receive encouragement. 
Jarene Frances Lee
Author and Trainer

Our Vision

NYAVA is a Professional Organization that has the Respect of the Not-For-Profit, Education and Government Communities and is the Primary Resource for the Volunteer Resources Management Profession in the NYC area and beyond.

Our Mission

To advance and serve the volunteer resources management profession in the New York City area.


1.To support organizations in fulfilling the full potential of their volunteer resources.
2.To be a member-driven organization dedicated to building a community with opportunities for participation, networking, professional development and career enhancement both within NYAVA and in the volunteer resources management field.
3.To advance the profession by educating executives and leadership volunteers about volunteer resources management and engaging the government, education and corporate sectors.
4.To maintain contact and serve as the link between our membership and other local, national and international volunteer resources management related organizations.
5.To advocate for the importance of volunteers and volunteerism.
NYAVA Committees
Mentors The Mentoring Commitee provides consultations and offers guidance and counseling and acts as a sounding board for new and experienced volunteer administrators. This committee also sponsors quarterly breakfasts for NYAVA Members.
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Professional Development The Professional Development Committee coordinates professional development workshops throughout the year, including a free workshop for members at the Annual Membership Meeting.
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Membership The Membership Committee is here to answer your questions about why you should join NYAVA. Email us now for more information.
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