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~ September 2006 ~ Topics

Congress of Volunteer Administrator Associations in December
Comprehensive Training Institute on Volunteer Management

VRM Roundtable Moves Ahead
Volunteer Manager Association Registry

JOB Vacancy

Volunteer Services Coordinator (20 hours/week), Washington, DC
Community Family Life Services assists low-income and homeless individuals on the road to permanent self-suffiency. Programs include emergency assistance, employment support, transitional housing and youth development and advocacy. We are seeking a part-time Volunteer Services Coordinator to recruit and successfully integrate volunteers into the our work. Experience in volunteer management strongly preferred, this program is ready to grow bigger. Responsibilities include overseeing annual walkathon participation, educational presentations, holiday donations and various one-time group projects as well as tracking of volunteer hours, recognition and maintenance of records. Click here for full job announcement. Send cover letter and resume to Carol Daugherty, cdaugherty@cflsdc.org, 305 E St. NW, Washington, DC, 20001 telephone: 202-347-0511 x405 or fax: 202-347-0520.

Congress of Volunteer Administrator Associations in December

Denver will host a Congress of Volunteer Administrator Associations (COVAA) from December 4 – 6, 2006 in Denver, CO. The goal is to engage existing professional associations of managers of volunteer programs in considering the needs of practitioners at the national level. Local and state associations are invited to send representatives to the Congress. More detailed information is available at http://www.COVAA.org. The event is hosted by the Denver DOVIA.

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Comprehensive Training Institute on Volunteer Management

Washington State University is offering for the second year its Volunteer Management Program Institute. It is a comprehensive, practical look at all aspects of managing volunteers from assessing the needs to evaluating the results. The VMP Institute attracts students from across the globe in a highly interactive experience that translates theory into practical application. The event is being held in eastern Washington, November 7 – 10, 2006. For more information visit http://emmps.wsu.edu/volunteer/index.html.

VRM Roundtable Moves Ahead

During the past months, the Leadership Team of the VRM Roundtable has defined the focus of the new association. There is a working document that provides a drate of the organizational name, mission statement and timeline for creating the organization. . These are working documents for the new board to consider, but are intended to provide a framework and direction for the new association.

Organizational Name

A survey, hosted by the Communications/PR Team on the VRM-Roundtable website, identified “Association of Volunteer Resources Management” as the preferred working name of the new organization.

Mission Statement

The Leadership Team, in conjunction with the Ethics/Mission Team, worked to develop the following working mission statement:

The Association of Volunteer Resources Management is a member-driven organization serving Managers of Volunteer Resources in the United States by providing professional development, leveraging resources, and promoting effective volunteerism.


In developing the critical path for the new association’s development, a timeline was developed that will allow them to lead their teams through the development of the new association in January of 2007. A final date to begin service delivery has not been determined as yet. The timeline will be posted at http://www.vrm-roundtable.org.

The VRM Roundtable Team is also working to provide resources for managers of volunteers, prior to the official formation of the organization. These include

  • DOVIA/Chapters Registry
  • Job Bank
  • Sample resources
These will be posted on http://www.vrm-roundtable.org site.

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Volunteer Manager Association Registry

The VRM Roundtable is reaching out to all DOVIAs, chapters and associations of volunteer resources management! You can register your organization with current contact information. There are occasional updates from the VRM Roundtable to be shared with colleagues. Visit http://www.vrm-roundtable.org to register your organization. Information can be updated easily.

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