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AL!VE (Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement) is a national membership organization of leaders and professionals in volunteer engagement. AL!VE serves to enhance and sustain the spirit of volunteering in America by fostering collaboration and networking, promoting professional development, and providing advocacy for leaders in community engagement. While AL!VE welcomes international members, program and advocacy focus will be US & Territories based. AL!VE works with colleagues in volunteer engagement to provide networking, professional development, mentoring and advocacy for our peers.

Cobb Collaborative is the local Georgia Family Connection partner, a statewide network of organizations working to improve outcomes for children and families. The Collaborative accomplishes this work in Cobb County by engaging partnerships, facilitating collaborations, and providing resources for organizations addressing major issues in our community. The work covers a broad spectrum – including reading proficiency, homelessness, mental health and civic engagement – in order to holistically improve the livelihood of everyone in the Cobb County community.

Regional Volunteer Management Organizations

The Council of Volunteer Administrators of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. (COVA) is dedicated to advancing the professional management of volunteer services.

COVA is a nonprofit organization that provides an accessible forum of networking, knowledge sharing, collaboration and leadership skill development opportunities.COVA membership is comprised of Volunteer Administrators (Managers, Coordinators, etc.), Executive Directors, volunteers who lead volunteers, students interested in the profession, consultants, trainers, job seekers and community leaders.

Tri-Community Directors of Volunteer Services (Tri-DVS) is an organization that helps non-profits in our community network. Serving Columbus, GA, Fort Benning, GA, Phenix City, AL and the surrounding areas.

Coastal Empire Council of Volunteer Administrators (COVA) is a network of volunteer leaders interested in sharing and promoting best practices in Volunteer Management. We meet every month to share resources, experience, and time with one another.

Coastal Empire COVA is a network of volunteer administrators serving in the greater Savannah, GA area. The organization provides technical assistance, facilitates resource development, and advocates volunteerism in the community. COVA provides an informative and effective network for sharing the many facets of volunteer management for not-for-profit agencies.


The Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta (CVC) delivers business results by supporting members in their strategic commitment to workplace volunteerism and civic engagement. Since 1992, the CVC of Atlanta has been bringing together business professionals who are passionate about volunteerism so that they may share best practices, strengthen community investment strategies, and make a difference through service.

The Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism (Georgia Serves) is a part of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The mission is to promote service and volunteerism in Georgia through AmeriCorps national service grants, community volunteer recognition, and support of local volunteer organizations and efforts. 

The mission of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits is to build thriving communities by helping nonprofits succeed. Through a powerful mix of advocacy, solutions for nonprofit effectiveness, and insight building tools, GCN provides nonprofits, board members and donors with the tools they need to strengthen organizations that make a difference on important causes throughout Georgia.

The Florida Association of Directors of Volunteer Services (FADVS) is a professional organization for effective leaders, who through the development of volunteer resources, enhance the healthcare delivery of our communities.

The Minnesota Alliance for Volunteer Advancement (MAVA) connects, educates, strengthens and advocates for volunteer engagement leaders and their organizations to positively impact communities.

MAVA is the premier statewide organization uniting, educating and advancing Minnesota communities through excellence in leadership of volunteers and best practices in organizational volunteerism.

The North Carolina Association of Volunteer Administration (NCAVA) is North Carolina's only statewide professional association for ALL volunteer managers. Our members range from those serving in 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, to those employed in local and state government, to individuals in the for-profit sector and everyone else in between. Our members come from all walks of life, but share a similar passion and dedication to the field of volunteer management.

The Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration advances the profession and practice of volunteer resource management by:

  • Articulating core competencies for the profession of volunteer administration
  • Certifying individuals who demonstrate knowledge and competence in the leadership of volunteers.
  • Advancing standards of ethical practice
  • Promoting professional development and education

VolunteerMatch is the Web's largest volunteer engagement network. They have been creating solutions that make it easier for individuals, nonprofits and companies to make a difference since 1998. 

VolunteerMatch is the most effective way to recruit highly qualified volunteers for your nonprofit. They match you with people who are passionate about and committed to your cause, and who can help when and where you need them.

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