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Welcome to AAMoV! (previously known as AAVA)
AAMoV - the Australasian Association of Managers of Volunteers - is the professional association for individuals across all sections of the community who are involved with managing volunteer programs within the Australasian region, including Australia and New Zealand.
It is our aim to take a lead role in:
Promoting and recognising Managers of Volunteers
Developing and encouraging access to professional development opportunities
Encouraging the development of local, state and national networks
Developing an accreditation programme
Being a member of AAMoV brings the benefit of joining an Australasian-wide network of Managers of Volunteers. It gives you the opportunity to participate in working parties, developing your own skills and understanding, and the recognition that comes from having a demonstrated commitment to professionalism. In addition, AAMoV members have the bonus of free access to the highly-regarded online publication e-volunteerism.
Volunteer Manager Award of Excellence
Each year on November 5, International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMD), the Australasian Association of Managers of Volunteers (AAMoV) announces the winner of their annual Volunteer Manager Award of Excellence.
This year AAMoV added a new category for teams or groups of managers which in addition to our long standing recognition of an individual manager of volunteers acknowledges the outstanding contributions to the profession of volunteer management and the promotion of volunteerism in the community that these people make.
Volunteer managers have the skills and knowledge to help people be part of the solution in meeting community needs. The profession can change lives by providing the leadership and direction that allows people to build a good and just society, while utilising the skills they have, developing new ones and being part of an activity that is making a positive difference.
In 2013 AAMoV has had great pleasure announcing the winner of this year’s Volunteer Manager Award of Excellence is Libby Scheinpflug the manager Volunteer Services, Anglican Diocese of Brisbane. Libby is described as a consummate professional with an unrivalled passion for volunteering and the contribution that volunteers make to Australia and the local community. She is someone who wants to make a difference in the lives of volunteers and those they support and this shines through in every aspect of her work. Special mention was also made of her advocacy role for volunteers and volunteering and her tireless work in finding new ways for the Diocese’s volunteers to make a difference. Her nominator says she is an inspirational leader who continues to inspire her team and always leads by example.
The inaugural winners of the group or team award are The Local Government Volunteer Managers Network (SA). This group has a wider scope than local government volunteer management with network members involved in activities such as the Minister for Volunteering Advisory Group for Volunteers and briefing the SA Minister for Volunteering on the work of the Local Government Volunteer Programs and the network itself, and have used these opportunities to raise the profile of volunteering both within their and the wider volunteer sector. They have worked collaboratively with other organisations to develop best practice resources which have been widely circulated to numerous organisations and individuals across the country. Since its establishment in 2004 the network has continued to support and develop volunteers and lead professionalism and the development of volunteer management across the volunteering sector.
AAMoV congratulates both of this year’s award winners recognising their outstanding contributions to the profession of volunteer management and the promotion of quality volunteerism in the community.
International Volunteer Managers Day 5 November 2013
AAMoV has negotiated an arrangement under which each of our members obtains full-subscriber access to the international online journal, e-Volunteerism, which would otherwise cost you US$45 a year! By clicking through to the journal from the members-only area of the AAMoV Web site, you will be able to read each quarterly issue of this excellent resource for both experienced and beginner practitioners, as well as have full access to the Archives of all past articles from the past 10+ years. Though published in the United States, the editorial team is international (including Australian Andy Fryar) and articles have been written by colleagues in more than 20 different countries. Readers can also participate in the interactive features of the publication
We are very proud to be partnered with Volunteer2 and have been busy setting up our new database with all of our members' details. The V2 database will not only give all members access to their own information, but will enable the board to communicate more effectively and process applications more efficiently.