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International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMD).

International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMD), celebrates the professionalism, dedication and hard work of Volunteer Managers and Leaders.

Volunteer Team Leaders run the engine room of our community. They make sure that the revolving, rotating workforce of volunteers, stay on task and contribute the production needed by the host organisation.

International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMDay) was founded and observed for the first time in 1999. The push for IVMDay was led by American Nan Hawthorn who helped form a committee to explore a day recognising the work of Volunteer Managers. IVMDay was developed in order to bring recognition to individual Managers of Volunteers and their roles in the mobilisation and support of the world’s volunteers. Up until 2005, IVMDay shared its day of celebration with International Volunteers Day on December 5. In 2006, the IVMDay International Supporters Group was formed. This group of key leaders and organisations from around the world are helping to spread the word about IVMDay. IVMDay moved to its own day in 2006 and was celebrated initially on November 1 (a clash with key dates in Europe saw a final shift to the day’s current date of November 5 in 2008).