What is an affiliate? 

An affiliate is a group of volunteer managers who have joined together in their local area to network and discuss the challenges and possible solutions in the community. NCAVA provides information, education and consultation to affiliates. A Regional Director will assist each affiliate.

How can a Regional Director assist an affiliate? 

They will provide the affiliate with a NCAVA Affiliate Handbook and serve as their resource. They are available to attend affiliate meetings, bring a NCAVA display, provide materials, explain the certification program, assist in getting workshops accredited, share about the community college training or just visit. If there is not an affiliate in your area and you are interested in starting one, please use the contact button and let us know.

Why should someone be a member of an affiliate? 

The education and professional growth opportunities provided through ongoing workshops and training sessions are a must to stay current in our ever-changing field. The opportunity to earn free credits towards certification as a Certified Administrator of Volunteers in North Carolina (CAVNC) is an honor. The networking opportunities that allow for mentoring and peer support are invaluable. The cost-effective method of fulfilling job requirements, the opportunities for leadership development and idea exchanges can help save time and money...not to mention the reduced registration fees to the annual NCAVA conference!

What does an affiliate get from NCAVA for their annual $25 dues? 

An affiliate gains clout from being associated with NCAVA which is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. They are given leadership materials such as the Affiliate Handbook, the NCAVA newsletter, information on upcoming NCAVA trainings, and leadership support. They get workshop ideas and the opportunity to have those workshops accredited and, in some cases, assistance in hosting training events.

2016 NCAVA Affiliates

Association for Home and Hospice Care of North Carolina
Durham Area Volunteer Administrators
Guilford County DOVIA
Hands On Asheville-Buncombe
Hands On Northwest North Carolina
Metrolina AVA
Piedmont Regional Assoc. of Volunteer Admin.
Volunteer Burke
Volunteer Hendersonville
Volunteer Rutherford
Wake Association of Volunteer Administrators

For more information about beginning an affiliate use the contact us page.


Affiliate News You Can Use...

For more information about professional development activities, visit the Professional Development page.

Affiliate Leadership Webinars

Affiliates are vital to our profession and they are only as strong as their leadership. Many of our affiliates have a very strong board that supports their efforts and keeps the affiliate thriving from year to year. How do they accomplish this great feat? As we all know it can be a challenge! Affiliates bring a great deal of strength to our organization. NCAVA wants to invest in our affiliates by offering leadership training to the board members and potential board members. Beginning in January 2015, we will begin having webinars for our affiliates and their leadership. There will be no cost for these webinars as we want to help with succession planning, training, and education for your affiliate and grow your membership. Watch for more details coming soon. If you have a topic you would like for us to cover, contact Gloria Haney, VP of Professional Development at