Support those that support volunteers
Volunteer Manager, volunteer administrator, or volunteer engagement professional, all roads lead to the staff that support a volunteer program. Get involved in SAVMA for the member benefits, to support volunteerism, to make an impact in the volunteer engagement sector, or to broaden your brand reach. Your membership will support those that support volunteers. Thank you for getting involved.
Join Our Membership
Whether you are new and considering joining or a renewing member it is literally SAVMA’s mission to promote and support your needs, to be the best in the field of volunteer management! The ever expanding list of benefits are located on our Join Page.
Support Volunteerism and Volunteer Management
A growing body of research shows the health benefits of volunteering reduces rates of depression, but especially amongst older adults. Additional benefits include; skills building, deepening of personal relationships, deeper social connections, and better overall physical health than their non-volunteering peers.
“Volunteering is a fundamental building block of civil society. It brings to life the noblest aspirations of humankind – the pursuit of peace, freedom, opportunity, safety, and justice for all people.”
“This vision can best be achieved when there are people who make it their primary responsibility to provide leadership in the management of volunteer resources, whether in the community or within organizations. These “leaders of volunteer resources” optimize the impact of individual and collective volunteer action to enhance the common good and enable humanitarian benefit. These leaders are most effective when they have the respect and support of their communities and/or their organizations, appropriate resources and the opportunity to continually develop their knowledge and skills.”
As adopted by the International Association for Volunteer Effort in the Universal Declaration on the Profession of Leading And Managing Volunteers
Advance the field of volunteerism
Present to SAVMA
We’re looking for professional development programming to inspire new thinking and action around rapidly changing and competitive volunteer landscape, and operational and strategic tools for building strong volunteer programs. Programs are the third Thursday of every month at 3:30PM. Presentations are 45 minutes with 15 minutes of Q and A. Find additional information here.
Sponsor the Profession of Volunteer Management
Are you Looking for Volunteers?
Volunteer managers engage volunteers to the best of their abilities. If an individual is not a fit within their organization, they refer them to other organizations. SAVMA supports this effort by maintaining robust partnerships with the local volunteer center and volunteer matching software programs. Three such programs are Volunteer Match, United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona’s Volunteer Center and Green Valley/Sahuarita Volunteer Clearing House. If you are seeking volunteers please connect directly with those organizations or with SAVMA members through the directory.