International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMDay) acknowledges that volunteering does not succeed in a vacuum. Behind millions of volunteers lies an equally dedicated group of individuals and agencies who are responsible for the coordination, support, training, administration and recruitment of the world’s volunteers – skilled professionals who are adept at taking singular passion and turning it into effective action. IVMDay thanks them and gives an opportunity to educate others about this important work. It’s “Education through Celebration.”
IVMDay has grown since it began in 1999 and this year even more events are planned throughout the world. Visit the Web site to learn about them, download the logo to post to your sites, and submit your own story.
Melanie’s note: Volunteer Managers Day tradition includes giving chocolate to your favorite volunteer managers. It’s not as well known a tradition as it should be.