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NCAVA Certificate in Volunteer Administration

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Regional Workshops 

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Online Basics In Volunteer Management Course

NCAVA is pleased to partner with Southeastern Community College (Whiteville, NC) and offer the Basics in Volunteer Management course online. The 10-week course will cover volunteer recruitment, retention, risk management, recognition, etc. After enrollment, there is no set time to "log on" each day and you can enter the course from any computer with Internet access.

2014 dates:

  • Sept. 9 - Nov. 10 ~ Registration form MUST BE COMPLETED and RECEIVED by August 30, 2014
  • UPDATE: tuition is not be increased this year by the NC Legislature!

2015 dates:

  • Jan. 23 - Mar. 27 ~ Registration form MUST BE COMPLETED and RECEIVED by Jan. 16, 2015
  • Sept. 9 - Nov. 10 ~ Registration form MUST BE COMPLETED and RECEIVED by August 31, 2015 (tentative)

Graduates of the class will receive 12 hours toward NCAVA certification as a Certified Administrator of Volunteers in North Carolina and one Continuing Education credit from Southeastern Community College (Whiteville, NC).

The tuition cost of the course is $70, made payable to Southeastern Community College. (NOTE: College tuition rates are set by the NC Legislation. Rates are subject ot change in July of each year.) Credit cards are not accepted, however, we will be glad to invoice your agency. A handbook is required and will be made available the first day of class at no additional cost.

Anyone, anywhere can take this course. Out-of-state tuition DOES NOT apply.

Click on the links to download registration form or agency invoiceDue to state auditing standards, please mail a registration form with your original signature, NOT a copy, of your completed form. Tuition payment must accompany class registration form.

For more information, contact Dr. Melody Prevatte @


NCAVA Certification in Volunteer Administration

Administered by the NCAVA Certification Committee, the certification program is part of NCAVA's strategy to enhance the professional identity of volunteer administrators. The goals of the program are to raise standards, increase knowledge, and improve performance of volunteer administrators in North Carolina. The program provides a means to document competency and signify excellence in the practice of managing volunteer programs. The designation CAVNC, indicating a Certified Administrator of Volunteers in North Carolina, helps employers identify  the most qualified and committed professionals.


CLICK HERE pay online.  


Got Endorsement?

As a benefit to NCAVA affiliate members, NCAVA endorses qualified workshops so that attendees can earn contact hours toward the Certified Administrator of Volunteers in North Carolina (CAVNC) credential. NCAVA also endorses qualified workshops for non-member affiliates, organizations and presenting individuals.  All endorsement contact hours will be provided for a nominal fee to the non-member organization or individual. Applicants must be willing to have endorsed training events publicized by NCAVA.

For complete details and to download the Workshop Endorsement Form. CLICK HERE!

CLICK HERE pay online. 


Rick Lynch Webinar


Rick Lynch Webinar – Free to Members! Mark your calendar to attend the August 28 webinar.

Rick Lynch returns to us with a wealth of knowledge during our August webinar.  For those of you that may have missed Rick at the Annual Conference in Lake Lure, he is a speaker that helps managers develop productive workplaces. Through training, consulting, and coaching, Rick helps volunteer managers develop work environments that enable them to tap the best efforts of the people they lead.  You don’t want to miss the knowledge that Rick will be sharing with us on August 28th. The presentation will begin at 2 p.m.

And because this is our first webinar – and we need you to help us to make sure we do this right, we are offering this webinar to you for FREE!!!  Yes, this month only, members may attend the webinar at no cost just to be sure that your first webinar with us is the greatest experience it can possibly be.  Future webinars will be at a cost of $10 to our members.  Non-members will pay $15 to attend.  You will also earn endorsement credits for the webinar for attending.  Certificates will be sent following the webinar. 

Webinar links to be available soon!

 Register by clicking below. (Begin by selecting membership status.) 

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Regional Workshops


...more workshops coming soon!

The Challenges of Leadership and Mentoring

Volunteer administrators are leaders of leaders!  Working with others who seek to serve their communities creates opportunities as well as challenges, and leading programs to successfully engage in service is no small task!  Learning about personal leadership characteristics, developing a better understanding of how to foster leadership skills in others, and working to develop resources to lead more effectively and efficiently will be the foci for this seminar. There will also be an opportunity to apply leadership strengths to concepts of mentoring and coaching others effectively.  It will be a hands-on, interactive session that you don’t want to miss!  Date and time: September 15, 9am – 3pm

Place: SciWorks, 400 W Hanes Mill Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Cost: $30 for NCAVA members; $45 for non-members, includes lunch

Registration and pay here:  

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