Dear IVMD committee
Thank you for your tireless work year in and year out in your efforts to have the profession of Volunteer Management recognised and understood. All of you, volunteers, deserve the respect and praise that is rightly yours. Don’t give up on your cause because there are many people behind you. While I may be vocal in my support please understand that some may not have the confidence or indeed time to express their support.
Dear people who are ideologically opposed to the day and have publically engaged in the debate while still demonstrating their support for Volunteer Management
Thank you for your support of Volunteer Management. Thank you for engaging in healthy debate and I look forward to more discussion with you in 2011!
Once again you were totally absent! However I acknowledge that the Volunteer Management sector and the Volunteerism sector are to blame for this. We need to work harder collectively to spread the message
Credit must go to you for allowing a forum to spread this global message
Dear Volunteering Australia
You are the peak body for volunteering in my country. You do some great work. Yet the perception I and others have is that you totally “dissed” this day. As a volunteer Manager who is passionate about my job and volunteering, I was hurt by this. If my perception is wrong please correct me. But I simply appeal to you to drop the politics and embrace the day for the good of unity in volunteerism. One day VA will celebrate the day. Why not now? Please don’t give me material for another blog next year!
My professional association for volunteer management in Australia. A mere mention of IVMD on your website doesn’t cut it. Please see my “Dear Volunteering Australia “ comment above and please be more vocal for my profession! Perhaps you are making strides to support our sector but we need to know this. We need to see some evidence of this. Please be louder in championing our cause AAVA.
Dear Senator Ursula Stephens
Thank you for moving a motion in support of our sector in the Australian senate!
Dear Volunteering Calgary
Your YouTube video inspired Volunteer Managers globally!
Dear Fingal Volunteer Centre
Your support for Volunteer Management stands out internationally! You inspire me!
Thank you for your offer to Volunteer Managers globally with free access to your site for a period! A tangible recognition award for VMs globally! Great vision!
Dear state peak bodies for volunteering
Thank you to the state peak bodies in Australia who organized events for Volunteer Managers in their states. You know who you are! The ones who didn’t bother? We hope you try harder next year. You know who you are!
Dear everybody else who supported the day globally!
Thank you from a Volunteer Manager!
Dear Volunteer Managers, Coordinators, :eaders Administrators etc. who celebrated the day..
Hope it was fun! Hope you felt valued! Hope you continue with your brilliant profession and hope you continue to spread the IVMD word!
One day IVMD will be globally recognised for what it is…
Long live volunteerism and those who are leaders and managers and coordinators within the field!