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Why should I join NOVAA?

Enhance Your Skills

NOVAA provides you with the resources, tools, and trainings needed to do your job more effectively!

  • Attend quarterly workshops (discounted rates for members) and learn from some of the best experts in the field. Keep up with trends and learn from the best international and local trainers!
  • Attend Learning Community sessions (free to members): bimonthly topic-specific meetings with your fellow advanced practitioners to learn, grow, and trade expertise.
  • Earn your CVA (Certified Volunteer Administrator) to enhance your credibility, your job performance, and be more competitive when job hunting. Study groups and scholarships are available!

Make Connections

NOVAA connects you with your peers. We have over 200 members from all across the sector ready to network!

  • Meet and network with your peers at a variety of events and venues.
  • Access the members-only section of our website for Peer-to-Peer Networking: ask questions and hear real solutions from experts in the field. Post job opportunities and receive notices of job openings.  

Strengthen the Profession

NOVAA elevates and advocates for the profession of Volunteer Management, and we can't do this without your participation, engagement, and support!
  • Increase visibility of the profession.
  • Serve on a committee or the Board of Directors - build your credibility as a leader, enhance your resume, and learn the ropes of Committee and Board Membership!

Membership Fees:

The annual NOVAA membership cost is $50, starting from the day you join. Members typically save 20-25% on core programming and have access to a variety of other member perks as noted above. 

Transferring Memberships: If you have any questions regarding transferring memberships please email

Membership Scholarship:

NOVAA offers a limited number of scholarship memberships each year to individuals seeking to advance their skills as a Volunteer Administrator. If you are unable to pay for a membership, or if purchasing a membership causes you undue stress, click here to fill out a scholarship application. 

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