International Journal of Volunteer Administration

The International Journal of Volunteer Administration (The IJOVA) is a professional peer reviewed publication of the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.  Published only in digital formats, IJOVA is offered in recognition of the critical role of professional managers of volunteers in mobilizing human resources to address serious human, community, and social needs through volunteerism.

The IJOVA seeks to provide an exchange of ideas and a sharing of knowledge and insights about volunteerism and volunteer management and administration, both in North America and internationally.

IJOVA is a not-for-profit service of the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences and North Carolina State University that seeks to connect practitioners, academicians, and consultants in greater service to the global volunteer community and the professionals who lead it.

ALIVE is pleased to partner with the International Journal of Volunteer Administration (IJOVIA) to host their website and open-source journals of volunteer administration.


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Mary Kay Hood, Chair (2020)
Independent Consultant

Pamela D. Robinson, Secretary (2020)
University of South Carolina

Harriett Edwards, Treasurer (2019)
North Carolina State University

Nancy Macduff (2019)
Portland State University

Janet Fox (2020)
Louisiana State University

Mark Brennan (2019)
Penn State University

Lori Gotlieb (2020)
Lori Gotlieb Consulting

Doug Della Petras (2019)
Rochester General Hospital

Jenna LaChenaye (2019)
Chair - IJOVA Publication Sub-Committee
The University of Alabama Birmingham

Catherine Ventras (2019)
Frostburg State University

Richard Waters (2020)
University of San Francisco

Ryan Schmiesing, Ph.D.
The Ohio State University