International Volunteer Managers Day
International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMD) was founded and observed for the first time in 1999 and continues to be a day to recognise and thank those who enhance and enable the spirit of volunteering.
Every day across Western Australia thousands of paid and unpaid volunteer managers support our State’s 600,000+ volunteers to deliver much needed services that enhance the lives of those in need and care for animals and the environment. Volunteer Managers lead with passion, wisdom and imagination and provide the leadership and direction that allow volunteers to contribute to the community. Without their professional leadership, people’s time, talents and efforts would be wasted.
Volunteer Managers wear many hats
- HR Managers
- Project Managers
- Event Managers
- Liaison Officers
- Auditors, Motivators, Advocates,
- Conflict Resolvers, Compliance Officers and Counsellors
Each year a special theme is chosen to highlight the important work of Volunteer Managers. Over the year’s these themes have ranged from Visionaries for Volunteering, One job – Many Hats, Connecting and Inspiring, Be The Voice. Events are held by Volunteer Resource Centres and not for profits throughout the state. Volunteering WA holds themed events each year for our highly valued volunteer managers from Volunteer Involving Organisations around Perth.
Giving world-class experiences to volunteers
Volunteer Management is a specialised area that requires specialist knowledge. If you want to give a world-class experience to your volunteers, find out about the Volunteer Manager endorsements and training.