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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.
2013 Australasian Association for Managers of Volunteers Volunteer Manager Award of Excellence
AAMoV is committed to promoting and celebrating best practice in the field of volunteer management and annually recognises a manager of volunteers for his or her outstanding contribution to the profession.
Nominations will open for the Volunteer Manager Award of Excellence on 1 September each year.
Every year across Australian and New Zealand millions of volunteers, involved across all sectors of society, give their time so freely sharing their time, energy and passion to make a very real difference in their communities.
As is often the case the role of those who manage or coordinate the volunteers sits behind the scenes, largely unrecognised. The AAMoV Volunteer Manager Award of Excellence is a tremendous opportunity to recognise these people. No matter whether the volunteer manager has been on the front line putting their lives at risk for the sake of their community or working in the community for sporting groups, the arts, local government, hospitals, environmental or community welfare organisations and the like, these people are ensuring the true value of volunteer contributions are felt.
Think about those managers of volunteers that you know who do an outstanding job to inspire, encourage and lead volunteers to be the best that they can be and to make a real difference in their communities and nominate them for this award.
The 2011 winner was Mike Feszczak who was recognised as the AAMoV Volunteer Manager of Excellence in his role as the Volunteering Service Officer, for the City of Holdfast Bay, South Australia.
What made Mike stand out? He was described as a consummate professional in his role as a volunteer manager, advocating for volunteering and Volunteer Management as a member of many volunteering networks. In addition, Mike not only manages volunteers, he has also developed a reputation as a leader and a ‘go to’ person for new Volunteer Managers and his advice is regularly sought by other experienced managers. As a result of his leadership the volunteer programme at the City of Holdfast Bay team has grown by 25% to over 500 volunteers since he joined the organisation in July 2009.
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.