About Us


AL!VE (Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement) is a national membership organization of leaders and professionals in volunteer engagement. AL!VE serves to enhance and sustain the spirit of volunteering in America by fostering collaboration and networking, promoting professional development, and providing advocacy for leaders in community engagement.

Founded in 2009, AL!VE works with colleagues in volunteer engagement to provide networking, professional development, mentoring and advocacy for our peers.

We are:

  • Professionals in volunteer management and engagement

  • Advocates for the recognition and appreciation of volunteer management

  • The resource for and the link to tools, research, and best practices

  • Educators of decision makers in all volunteer management arenas

  • Influencers for redefining job descriptions, compensation, and the position of volunteer manager in our organizations

  • Diverse, inclusive and member driven