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The Georgia Association for Volunteer Administration, Inc. (GAVA) is a non-profit that was formed in 1986 with the mission to promote, develop and strengthen professionalism in volunteer leadership across the state.

Over the years, GAVA has worked to keep our membership informed of development and growth in the field of volunteer engagement including best practices, ethics, challenges, and opportunities. Led by our members, GAVA strives to encourage high quality leadership in support of volunteers and their motivations.


Our Mission

The Georgia Association for Volunteer Administration, Inc. (GAVA), formed in 1986, is a membership organization that promotes, develops and strengthens professionalism in volunteer leadership throughout the state of Georgia.

Our Purpose

The Georgia Association for Volunteer Administration, Inc. (GAVA), is a statewide organization of volunteer administrators (both paid and unpaid) and volunteers/community leaders. It's purpose is to develop leadership and sound management practices for volunteer administration and to promote volunteer administration as a profession. GAVA is organized as a Georgia nonprofit corporation for the following purposes:

  • Initiate and participate in the sharing and exchange of knowledge/experience in the creative use and management of volunteer services; develop and provide technical assistance; facilitate broad community development objectives; and market sound volunteer management practices.
  • Encourage and cooperate with other agencies, individuals, and organizations in developing professional education, and training skills for coordinators and others involved with volunteers; encompass a membership as broad and widely representative of the entire volunteer community throughout the state of Georgia as possible.
  • Hold regular meetings, workshops, conferences and institutes.
  • Encourage the recognition and proper utilization of volunteer management skills and services and enhance the role and dignity of volunteer skills and voluntary service, both within and outside its membership.

Board of Directors

President - Michele Wiesner

Vice President - Tim suda

Secretary - brandy tolbert

Treasurer - Jim Marshall




The Georgia Association for Volunteer Administration

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P.O. BOX 4322

Eatonton, GA 31024

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