Aims & Objectives
Promoting and recognising volunteer managers
We will assist in enhancing the profile of volunteer managers in the Australasia region, encouraging the development of career paths and developing guidelines for conditions of employment for people involved in managing volunteer programs.
This will include developing an understanding of guidelines or industry standards which assist the development and ongoing management of volunteer programs.
Developing and encouraging access to professional development opportunities
We will support organisations to set up development opportunities, accessing those provided by AAMoV, or encouraging managers to be aware of local opportunities. Maintaining an awareness of the latest developments in volunteer management worldwide is an important part of this process.
A strong relationship has been cemented with e-Volunteerism, the internet volunteering journal established by Susan J Ellis and Steve McCurley. This is an excellent interactive resource providing discussions on a range of topics. Members are encouraged to participate in discussions and are able to read interviews and roundtable discussions online.
Encouraging the development of local, state and national networks
One difficulty many managers experience is the lack of contact with others in a either a similar field or even within simply the field of volunteer management. AAMoV aims to work on facilitating the development of such networks. Our diverse membership will assist in the development of networks within sectors or across sectors on topics of interest.