Posters and Banners

We encourage community groups and organisations to support International Volunteer Managers Day and related promotions.

Have a look at our current and past promotions to help you with your promotional plans.

2022 Theme

“Many Backgrounds – One Profession – Stronger Together”

This theme conveys a strength the volunteer leadership sector possesses that we don’t draw on enough… the huge and diverse range of backgrounds that volunteering leaders come from.

On one hand – we come from a wide range of professional backgrounds. We are also made up of people from all walks of life and different cultural backgrounds.

We believe that this diversity of backgrounds should allow us to think differently, we can find solutions together when we come at issues from different perspectives. As we all have different skill sets we should be able to collectively collaborate and use more these more productively.

Please spread these resources far and wide.

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Many Backgrounds - One Profession - Stronger Together

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Many Backgrounds - One Profession - Stronger Together

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Many Backgrounds - One Profession - Stronger Together

For any enquiries, please contact the IVMDay Committee Chair, Andy Fryar via

2021 Theme

Recent times have allowed us the space to consider (and re-consider) many aspects of the important work we undertake as Volunteer Managers.

To that end, the Global IVMDay Coordinating Committee are proud to announce that the theme of IVMDay 2021 will be:

“What Is Excellence? – Pushing us beyond the ordinary”

We believe it is time to reflect upon what ‘excellence’ really means for our profession, and work towards creating some common language around this important topic.

Over the coming months we will look to provide some stimulating debate on many different aspects of just what does constitute ‘excellence in volunteer engagement’.

For example, what does excellence look like in:

  • Volunteer leadership?
  • Volunteer management certifications and learning?
  • Diversity and equity?
  • Managing up?
  • Meaningful engagement?
  • Embracing technology and systems?

Now is the time to start planning how you might celebrate IVMDay 2021 in your organisation or region – and how you might use this theme to create some meaningful outcomes from the day.

Please spread these resources far and wide.

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2020 Theme

“What’s Next!”

This year’s theme will simply be “What’s Next?”. The Covid-19 pandemic has created challenges on many levels, and those of us leading volunteer effort have found ourselves in positions we never imagined. It’s our hope that over the lead up to IVMDay 2020, we will continue to have time to reflect on the lessons, challenges and most importantly opportunities that confront us – and we hope that IVMDay 2020 will offer a focal point for volunteering leaders, the world over, to collaborate and consolidate the way forward.

Please spread these resources far and wide.

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WHAT'S NEXT? What's Next for the COVID-19 Recovery What's Next for Informal Volunteering What's Next for 'Traditional' Volunteer Leadership Practices and the 'Traditional' Volunteering Landscape What's Next for Ensuring Volunteering is Accessible and Equitable for all Communities

2019 Theme

“Change the Tune!”

We believe that this theme reflects the frustration experienced in many volunteer management circles, where we continue to have the same struggles and discussions year after year. This year’s theme is a chance for us to think differently about how volunteer leadership is positioned – in the hope that we can change the dialogue.

We are also proud to announce that 2019 marks the 20th time we have celebrated IVMDay!

Please spread these resources far and wide.

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2018 Theme

“Time for Change”

We hope that this timely theme will allow us to explore the changes needed in our great profession to ensure it remains relevant and powerful into the future.

The team at Volunteering Queensland have provided the following graphics:

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2017 Theme

“Be The Voice!”

The 2017 theme seeks to recognise that Volunteer Managers need to be so much more than just accomplished leaders of people – we need to be change agents and advocates for our volunteers and for volunteering.

We need to make a difference.
We need to agitate.
We need to advocate.

As we look at global trends, politics and priorities, the need for effective volunteer engagement has never been more important – and while it’s important to celebrate our great profession on IVMDay, we also want to encourage all volunteer leaders to find ways to fight for great volunteering environments, advocate for adequate resources and become effective activists for the profession of volunteer leadership.

Sabrina Norbido and the team at Volunteering Queensland have provided the following graphics:

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2016 Theme

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.

The team at Volunteering Queensland have provided the following graphics:

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Here is an oldie but still relevant (Energize inc)


2015 Theme

Volunteer Managers: The power behind Super Hero volunteers

Have a look at the 2015 superhero themed memes from a variety of sources.

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A variety of banners from around the world:

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