NYAVA is committed to advocating for the ongoing support, development and positive recognition of the profession of Volunteer Administration. The Board of Directors and our members are active participants in the movement to generate respect for our profession and for the skills and experience needed to successfully lead volunteers.

We believe strongly in the value and importance of volunteers and volunteerism to society. We therefore believe that leaders of volunteers should be well trained, knowledgeable managers. In order to successfully engage, utilize and protect volunteers as a resource, Volunteer Administrators must possess a broad diversity of skills and for this we should be acknowledged and appropriately compensated.