Professional Development, Capacity Building, and Resources

AL!VE: The Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement is a national membership organization of leaders and professionals in volunteer engagement
Better Impact Community: Free resource for those engaged in volunteer management; shared resources, blogs, and forums
BoardSource: Training and resources for boards and committees
Energize, Inc.: International training, consulting and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism
HandsOn Network Tools & Resources: Tools and resources that are accessible, easy to implement and focused on impact
JFFixler Group: Offers webinars, resources, tools, templates, and consultants
Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration: MAVA has compiled a list of general volunteer and nonprofit resources
Nonprofit Management Solutions: Offers workshops and learning groups for volunteer administrators
Points of Light: Volunteer engagement resources and trainings
Service Enterprise Initiative: Comprehensive assessment, training, and coaching initiative to help nonprofits better leverage volunteers throughout the organizations

TCC Academy for Nonprofit Excellence: Serving the professional development needs of Hampton Roads’ nonprofits with programs covering a broad spectrum of nonprofit management and leadership.
University of SD Certificate Course: One unit certificate course on volunteer engagement
University of SD Master’s Course: One unit course on volunteer engagement
University of San Diego Non Profit Institute: Variety of classes, certificates, and programs for nonprofit professionals.  Free online library & resources.
VolunteerMatch Learning Center: Free webinars, resources, and blog

Volunteer Hampton Roads : Comprehensive volunteer center in Hampton Roads
Virginia Service: Virginia Office on Community and Volunteerism

Certification in Volunteer Administration:
If you are interested in obtaining your CVA (Certification in Volunteer Administration), please visit more information. 

Volunteer Recruitment
All for Good: An online hub for volunteerism and community service
boardnetUSA: Connecting nonprofit boards and new leaders
Catchafire: Match you with top industry talent, skill-based volunteer database
Create the Good / AARP: Post and manage volunteer opportunities
Idealist: Post and manage volunteer opportunities and internships
JustServe: Searchable volunteer opportunity database (faith-based organization)
LinkedIn for Nonprofits: Find skilled volunteers and board members
Taproot+: Find pro bono help from skilled volunteers

Virginia Service: Virginia Office on Community and Volunteerism
VolunteerMatch: Post and manage volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Peninsula Get Connected: Post and manage volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Hampton Roads : Post and manage volunteer opportunities


Member Scholarships
SVAVA offers one scholarship opportunity per year up to $100 to assist members in professional growth and development within volunteer administration. This fund is available to be applied towards continuing education courses, registration fees (for CVA credential or conferences), professional materials (books, software) and workshops.

Click Here to view the information sheet and scholarship application.

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