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Who We Are

SAVMA is a professional association promoting excellence in the field of volunteer program management, providing educational programs, leadership, information and resources, networking opportunities and support to the volunteer community throughout Southern Arizona.

Why SAVMA?

If volunteers are active in your organization your volunteer engagement professional deserves the support of a professional network. SAVMA is committed to providing education meeting the 7 core competencies of the sector as defined by the Council on Certification of Volunteer Administrators.  Additionally, members subscribe to a professional code of ethics and receive support developing plans.

Member Benefits


Membership categories and member rights are established by the SAVMA by-laws, and are available in entirety on the policy page of the website.

Leadership & Peer-to-Peer Networking

  • Networking with colleagues and access to experts in the field
  • Leadership opportunities to serve on SAVMA board or a committee
  • Opportunities to represent SAVMA in the community or in the media
  • Tips, expertise, and support for meeting the challenges of changing volunteer demographics
  • Being part of a team dedicated to shaping the field of volunteer management on a local, state, federal and international level
  • Strategic Partnership opportunities:
    • Arizona Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith, and Family
    • Council on Certified Volunteer Administration (CCVA)
    • Association of Leaders !n Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE)
    • ASU Lodestar (Service Enterprise)
    • Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (CNP)
    • Cradle to Career Partnership
    • Volunteer Pro- Tobi Johnson (Volunteer Management Progress Report)

Professional Development

Financial Benefits*

  • VIP admission and discounts to trainings and events
  • Discounts for SAVMA Awards
  • Discounts for SAVMA Volunteer Fair
  • Discounts for Partner Organizations when available

Promotion and Influence

  • Link to SAVMA’s Code of Ethical Standards on Organization’s webpage or personal LinkedIn page
  • Recognized as SAVMA member on SAVMA’s website and at SAVMA’s programs
  • Pose a question to fellow members on the blog, in the newsletter and on the social media account (editorial calendar permitting)
  • Promote community wide volunteer events (must be open to the entire community and meet non-discrimination standards)

*Individual Membership benefits are limited to that individual and do not benefit the organization they serve.

SAVMA Volunteer Fair
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Two people smile at the camera
SAVMA Board 2019

SAVMA connects brilliant folks from across nonprofits to work together towards developing stronger volunteer leaders throughout Tucson. It’s a great way to network and learn with peers, to share the struggles we all have, as well as the joys, in a supportive, professional community.

A man smiles at the camera in front of a yellow wallAlex Swain, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Staff who manage volunteers are so hardworking and deserve some extra support! SAVMA fills a gap for professional development, but also for personal support. When volunteer managers have what they need, the work of volunteers can be even more valuable.

Heidi Gerrish, Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest
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