Volunteer Management Professionals

HandsOn Blue Ridge has many available resources for volunteer management professionals. From recruitment to retention, management to recognition – and all areas in between!

Organizations can become affiliates of HandsOn Blue Ridge to enjoy specific benefits, including free monthly meetings and quarterly trainings.

To become an affiliate of HandsOn Blue Ridge, click here.


Want to take your career to the next level?

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

Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA) is the only international professional certification in the field of volunteer resources management. Originally developed by the Association for Volunteer Administration (AVA) several decades ago, the program is now sponsored by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA). The CVA credential reflects mastery of the knowledge required of practitioners in this field as measured through an exam and peer assessment process.

Any local (Roanoke and New River Valleys) volunteer manager who registers to complete the CVA process will receive:

  • Opportunity to use HandsOn Blue Ridge office space for the exam
  • Proctor for exam
  • Assistance studying for exam

In addition, any local volunteer manager who receives the CVA certification will receive a one-year individual membership to HandsOn Blue Ridge.

For more information, visit the CVA website.


2014 – 2015 HandsOn Blue Ridge Signature Days of Service

Make a Difference Day
October 25, 2014

Veterans Day
November 11, 2014

Family Volunteer Day
November 22, 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 19, 2015

National Volunteer Week
April 12, 2015 – April 18, 2015

Global Youth Service Day (locally through Family Service of Roanoke Valley)
April 17, 2015 – April 19, 2015

National Day of Service and Remembrance
September 11, 2015

Make a Difference Day
October 24, 2015

Veterans Day
November 11, 2015

Family Volunteer Day
November 21, 2015

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