The Volunteer Management Group will be a progressive community of professionals. We will foster standards of excellence, value diversity and create an open forum to facilitate growth and development in volunteer management.
The Volunteer Management Group promotes and develops the volunteer management profession in a supportive environment through shared resources, education and advocacy.
- To attract and develop an active, participatory and committed membership
- To serve as a unified voice for managers of volunteer programs
- To provide a variety of opportunities for the membership including professional development, education and networking
- To increase the awareness and visibility of managers of volunteer programs as professionals
Board of Directors
VMG has an administrative governing board. The VMG is a legal entity governed by a Board of Directors who are responsible for all the decisions they make on behalf of the membership.
The membership of the VMG elects the Board of Directors according to the bylaws for the purpose of establishing and implementing the policies which determine the framework, governance and operation of the group. Please contact our President if you are interested in learning more about the Board or would like to know how you can become a member.
Special Projects Director
Professional Development Director
Director at Large
The Coordinators of Volunteers Association (CVA) had its beginnings in 1984 when a group of volunteer coordinators created an informal support network for the professional development of volunteerism. The organization was named the Association of Directors of Volunteer Services (ADVS), and monthly meetings were hosted at member agencies.
In 1985, “Edmonton” was added to the name of the organization. The Coordinators of Volunteers Association was incorporated under the Societies Act of the Province of Alberta in 1987.
In 1993, a meeting was held between the CVA and other similar associations – the outcome was a decision to merge these groups and provide a single, wide-ranging resource for professionals in the field.
The Volunteer Management Group was incorporated under the Societies Act in 1994. The first AGM of the newly formed Volunteer Management Group was held in September of that year and included the election of the group’s first new Board of Directors.
Our Annual General Meeting is held in December of each year. All active members are invited to attend.