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Serve Indiana

Serve Indiana

Serve Indiana > Volunteering in Indiana > For Volunteer Managers For Volunteer Managers


Role of Serve Indiana

Volunteer Center Associations

Directors of Volunteers in Agencies

Corporate Volunteer Councils

Disaster Related

Training and Certification

Volunteer Recognition

Other Resources


- Role of Serve Indiana

The Serve Indiana connects nonprofit and community organizations with resources to meet the needs of the community. Please start with the resources below and if you need more information please do not hesitate to contact us.

- Volunteer Center Associations

Indiana Association of Volunteer Centers (IAVC)
IAVC is a statewide association acting as a unified voice to strengthen volunteer centers, volunteer programs, and to promote voluntarism.

Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network (POLF)
POLF is a national network of volunteer centers.

- Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA)

Central Indiana Association for Volunteer Administrators (CIAVA)
CIAVA's mission is "to shape the future of volunteerism by promoting and strengthening the profession of Volunteer Services Management."

Northeastern Indiana Association of Volunteer Administrators (NIAVA)
“NIAVA seeks to promote professionalism in the field of volunteer administration and to provide those who manage volunteers with a forum for the exchange of ideas, the tools with which to upgrade skills, and a framework for developing and maintaining high standards of professional competency.”

- Corporate Volunteer Councils

Central Indiana Corporate Volunteer Council (CICVC)
"The Central Indiana CVC is a group of businesses that work together to help meet the community's needs by promoting and participating in community volunteerism."

Southwestern Indiana Business Volunteer Network
"The Southwestern Indiana Business Volunteer Network, through collaboration with local nonprofits, strives to champion workplace volunteerism and maximize the positive impact of corporations and businesses in the community."

- Disaster Related

Indiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (INVOAD)
“The mission of the Indiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is to bring together voluntary organizations active in disaster services to foster more effective response to the people of Indiana in times of disaster through cooperation, coordination, communication, education, convening mechanism, and legislation.”

- Training and Certification

Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration
CVA certification is not a curriculum, but a credentialing program that tests a person's "knowledge in use." CIAVA has hosted a study group for individuals who apply for certification.

Volunteer Centers
Many volunteer centers offer volunteer management training.

Indiana Non-Profit Resource Network
The Non-Profit Resource Network is "a regionally-based service providing affordable, accessible, and high quality public and private workshops, board retreats, and consultant referral."

- Volunteer Recognition

President's Volunteer Service Award
The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes any individual, family, or group that has volunteered for a certain number of hours over a 12-month period or over the course of a lifetime.

Has a volunteer in your community received the President's Award? Let us know so Serve Indiana can recognize them in our newsletter.

Indiana Governor’s Service Awards
The most prestigious award in the State of Indiana for volunteerism and service.   An annual event honors recipients of that year’s awards.  Multiple categories exist for a multitude of volunteer actions and focuses.

- Other Resources

Energize, Inc.
Provides training, consulting and publishing for the volunteer sector.

The Resource Center
Tools and training for volunteer and service programs from the Corporation for National and Community Service

Congress of Volunteer Administrator Associations
"The Congress of Volunteer Administrator Associations (COVAA) began as an event. It was a first-ever convening of official representatives of existing associations of volunteer program managers throughout the United States."

National Service as a Strategy for Leadership and Workforce Development
"This report shares anecdotes and discussions from the event and other data to further the discussion about how national service can help prepare individuals to fill jobs in areas likely to experience worker shortages."