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

COVACon 2021 re-energizes volunteer coordinators

Thank you to all that participated in the Annual COVACon 2021 Volunteer Management Conference in September.  We all feel a little more refreshed and regenerated after the discussions and words of wisdom from our guest presenters.

Here's a note shared by one of the conference attendees:

“I really enjoyed COVACON21 - adjusting to our new normal of doing things virtually is a lesson unto itself, but I learnt quite a bit and refreshed my volunteer management knowledge. I feel like I was managing our volunteer program on fumes, so it was good to get re-fueled. I did complete the survey and one thing I know we could do a better job of is tracking our data and telling stories with it!”

~Marie Wandera, First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta

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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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