About MAVA


Our mission is to provide education, leadership, and support towards effective volunteer management in the Metrolina area (Mecklenburg, Union, and surrounding counties). Benefits of membership include networking with peers, excellent educational events, job referrals, mentoring program and leadership opportunities. Please feel free to contact any of our board members with questions!

Organizational Structure

Chartered in 1973, the Metrolina Association for Volunteer Administrators is a non-profit organization established to provide professional development for administrators of volunteer programs. MAVA is governed by four officers and seven President-appointed positions, representing organizations in Mecklenburg Union, and surrounding Counties.

Professional Development

In addition to training provided by NCAVA, MAVA hosts workshops which provide professional development for its members.



Gloria Haney awards certification to Anita Gluodenis

Photo by Carlton Koonce


Service and volunteerism are central to building community. People working together, through voluntary participation, is essential for sustaining a civil society. Volunteers are a critical resource to a broad range of community organizations.

Volunteer administrators recruit, train and support volunteers to be involved in the work of these organizations. Volunteers are more likely to be committed to organizations in which their time is used effectively.

Recruiting more volunteers is not the answer; retaining satisfied volunteers is more beneficial in the long run. Satisfied volunteers will enlist others when they have had a positive experience.

MAVA strengthens the Metrolina community by developing the skills of volunteer administrators, enabling them to more effectively engage Metrolina citizens in the local volunteer community.

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