SVAVA, PO Box 3274, Norfolk, VA 23514

(757) 322-2992


The Professional Organization for Volunteer Administrators in Hampton Roads



Professional Development and Capacity Building

AL!VE: The  Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement is a national membership  organization of leaders and professionals in volunteer engagement. SVAVA is a current member; access to resources can be provided to SVAVA members by request.
Better Impact Community: Free resource for those engaged in volunteer management; shared resources, blogs, and forums.
BoardSource: Training and resources for boards and committees.
Energize, Inc.: International training, consulting and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism.
Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration: MAVA has compiled a list of general volunteer and nonprofit resources.
Points of Light: Volunteer engagement resources and trainings.
Service Enterprise Initiative: Part of Points of Light. Helps organizations become a certified Service Enterprise.
TCC Academy for Nonprofit Excellence: Serving  the professional development needs of Hampton Roads’ nonprofits with  programs covering a broad spectrum of nonprofit management and  leadership.
University of SD Certificate Course: One unit certificate course on volunteer engagement
University of SD Master’s Course: One unit course on volunteer engagement
University of San Diego Non Profit Institute: Variety of classes, certificates, and programs for nonprofit professionals.  Free online library & resources.
Virtual Volunteering LinkedIn Group: Useful discussions and tips about managing virtual volunteers.

VolunteerMatch Learning Center: Free webinars, resources, and blog.

Volunteer Hampton Roads : Comprehensive volunteer center in Hampton Roads.

Volunteer Hub Resources: A collection of eBooks, studies, templates, and white papers for volunteer managers.
Virginia Service: Virginia Office on Community and Volunteerism. Resources, opportunities, and an annual conference. 

 VQ Volunteer Strategies: Offers webinars, resources, tools, templates, and consultants.

CVA Certification

 If you are interested in obtaining your CVA (Certification in Volunteer Administration), please visit for more information.   

Volunteer Recruitment

All for Good: An online hub for volunteerism and community service.
boardnetUSA: Connecting nonprofit boards and new leaders.
Catchafire: Match you with top industry talent, skill-based volunteer database.
Create the Good / AARP: Post and manage volunteer opportunities.
Idealist: Post and manage volunteer opportunities and internships.
JustServe: Searchable volunteer opportunity database (faith-based organization).
LinkedIn for Nonprofits: Find skilled volunteers and board members.
Taproot+: Find pro bono help from skilled volunteers.

Virginia Service: Virginia Office on Community and Volunteerism.
VolunteerMatch: Post and manage volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Peninsula: Post and manage volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Hampton Roads : Post and manage volunteer opportunities.

SVAVA Member Scholarships

SVAVA offers one scholarship opportunity per year up to $100 to assist  members in professional growth and development within volunteer  administration. This fund is available to be applied towards continuing  education courses, registration fees (for CVA credential or  conferences), professional materials (books, software) and workshops.  See below for application and instructions.

Scholarship Application and Instructions

SVAVA Scholarship Application and Instructions (docx)


SVAVA Scholarship Application and Instructions (pdf)