Promoting Effective

Volunteer Management

Since 1972

Notice COVA Members:

Given uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and to align with best practices outlined by public health organizations, our upcoming events will be a virtual meeting hosted on Zoom.  Visit our Events page for details.

Please stay tuned as we will be in contact with updates, and look forward to seeing you soon!

We have several board positions open for the upcoming COVA year 2021-2022.  Please contact COVA President Heather Staniszewski by email at if you would be willing to serve or assist on a Committee.

Volunteer Spotlight

Buddy Volunteers

Kate's Club recruits volunteers, called Buddy Volunteers, who work directly with grieving members and their families.

Kate's Club provides programming around Sibling, Mother, and Father's Day to support families who have those particular losses.

Buddy Volunteers helped with Holiday H.U.G.S. (healing, understanding, giving, support) programs this year. They created salt labyrinths, which are intentionally temporary. The wind might shift it, or someone else might accidentally move it, just like our lives and our grief are constantly shifting – sometimes with big noticeable changes, and other times like a grain of salt moving. And sometimes that shifting can be uncomfortable, and we feel like it's out of our control.

Kate's Club appreciates those volunteers who came and helped lead intentional conversations with their families who have experienced different losses around Sibling's Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day.

Send us your volunteer story for our next newsletter



Upcoming events

The Council of Volunteer Administrators of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. (COVA) was established in 1972 as a membership organization of volunteer administrators dedicated to advancing the professional management of volunteer services in Metro Atlanta. COVA provides its membership with an accessible forum for networking, knowledge-sharing, collaboration and leadership opportunities. COVA is an organization of Volunteer Administrators, Executive Directors, volunteer and community leaders, students, consultants, trainers and job seekers. Our purpose is to promote sound leadership and management practices and to support professional volunteer administration.

We stand engaged with everyone in the fight for a just and equitable society. The COVA Board wishes to thank you for your hard work and commitment to serving your volunteers and the community. As a member based organization we draw strength from our diversity and strive to build an inclusive culture. We commit to actively seeking out people as speakers, board members and members with different voices, perspectives, and backgrounds and then listening to them, connecting with them, and working with them to build change.

This is a discussion forum for volunteer coordinators/administrators to post questions and topics regarding volunteerism. Feel free to create a topic of conversation, ask a question or post a response.
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