International Volunteer Managers Day

Universally, people recognise the contribution of volunteers – in sport, health, emergency services, faith communities and the environmental lobby.
In fact volunteers are involved in just about every aspect of service delivery in all walks of life.

However, volunteering does not succeed in a vacuum.

That is why we celebrate International Volunteer Managers Day every year on November 5.

It is important to let those professionals know that the spirit of volunteerism is enhanced and enabled by them – and to thank them.

Just as important is the opportunity to educate others about this important work, which is why we encourage the catch phrase “Education through Celebration” when we acknowledge IVMDay each year.

We urge you to mark your calendar and, whether you are an administrator, a volunteer, a community leader or someone who receives the benefit of volunteer help, to make sure the people who act as leaders and catalysts get the recognition they deserve!

International Volunteer Managers Day 2016

The theme for 2016 will be….. (drum roll please)

Volunteer Management
One Job. Many Hats.

Aside from being a theme that we hope many people can have some fun with, it also reflects the multi-dimensional skill base that VM’s have to develop to be truly effective in their roles.

Further, it speaks a lot about how volunteer leadership is such a critical part of so many spheres of society.

Over the coming weeks and months we will be developing and releasing social media memes, posters and other tools that you can use to start to promote the day to your members and peers, but in the meantime, simply “Get Excited!”

Thanks again for all your support
Members of the Global IVMDay Committee

 

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