International Volunteer Managers Day (IVM Day) is celebrated globally on November 5 each year. The day is put aside to allow volunteer managers a chance to reflect on and celebrate the critical work they do, and more importantly, it allows an opportunity for them to educate others about the significant role they play in mobilizing the often complex resources volunteers bring with them.
Mission / Statement of Values
We celebrate the profession of volunteer leadership because:
- Volunteer Managers have the skills and knowledge to help people be part of the solution in meeting community needs. Even in cynical times, they practice the art of the possible.
- Volunteer Managers change lives — both the lives of volunteers themselves and of those served by well-led volunteers. It is a life-changing profession. Volunteer managers provide the leadership and direction that allows people to build a good and just society and to mend the social fabric. Without professional leadership, people’s time, talents and efforts could be wasted.
- A well-run volunteer program shows the community, including potential donors, that the organization is not afraid of public scrutiny and involvement and endeavors to make the most efficient use of monetary assets.
- Well-led volunteers become an advocacy and public relations force for an agency or program — a force no amount of money could buy.
2017 Theme – Be The Voice
Join our IVMDay 2017 campaign! Make your pledge to “Be The Voice!” for volunteer managers and demonstrate how we are agents and advocates of change for volunteers and volunteering. IVMDay Chairperson, Andy Fryar, kicking off the campaign Look who’s make a pledge to “Be The Voice!”: Make your personal pledge: Make your organizational pledge: Make your sector pledge: Please feel free to post your pledge via the ‘Get in Touch’ box below, or email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Get Resources for International Volunteer Managers Day from the IVMD web site.