Assisting one another for the betterment of all in an environment of encouragement, enthusiasm and strength.

Who we are

AVS is a professional organization for those who administer volunteer programs and services in non-profit and human service agencies throughout Central New York. In addition to supporting volunteerism, AVS serves as a support network and resource to professionals in the field of Volunteer Administration.

Our purpose

The purpose of AVS is to support and promote the concept of volunteerism; to contribute to the principles and practices of sound volunteer administration; to serve as a support and educational/training resource to members and community organizations; and to promote the professional development of volunteer service administrators. The re-emergence of civic responsibility coupled with recent financial cutbacks and downsizing, has caused the volunteer sector to grow. The field of volunteer management will only continue to expand. We must be responsive to the increased need for professional development and networking and the promotion of volunteerism in our community.