Our Vision

NYAVA is a Professional Organization that has the Respect of the Not-For-Profit, Education and Government Communities and is the Primary Resource for the Volunteer Resources Management Profession in the NYC area and beyond.

Our Mission

Our mission is to advance and serve the volunteer resources management profession in the New York City area.


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Featured Board Member
Erin Butler, City Harvest
Director, Volunteer Services

What is your history with volunteer engagement & leadership?

I have worked in the field of Volunteer Engagement and Leadership in an official capacity for 6 years as a member of the Volunteer Services team at City Harvest, I am presently the Director of the department of a team of 4 other full time staff. On a yearly basis, my department leads about 10,000 volunteers ranging from big groups of corporate volunteers to individual volunteers who help rescue, repack, distribute food and support nutrition education activities. I have also led volunteers as a cyclist for New York Road Runners which was physically a different challenge but the rewards were just the same ;)