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NOVL is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing volunteer leadership in Hawaii. Through professional development and mutual support of its members.


NOVL was formed in July 1987 by a small group of volunteer managers who shared a vision to create a statewide organization of fellow volunteer leaders. Their vision was to encourage communication and mutual support to promote volunteerism and enhance the profession of volunteer management in Hawaii. Since then, NOVL's membership has grown to approximately 170 members as of the end of 2003 from public and private non-profit volunteer programs throughout Hawaii.


Advocacy Committee: Assist membership in developing increased awareness on current legislative matters and
other appropriate issues. Monitor national and local legislative activities as related to the concerns of NOVL. Represent NOVL as necessary on advocacy matters.

Education Committee: Develop, implement, and evaluate educational activities for the professional development of NOVL members. Plan and conduct brown bag workshops and annual training conference/member retreat.

Membership Committee: Provide opportunities for leaders in the field of volunteerism to become members of
NOVL. Recruit new members, re-register current ones, maintain data base, publish and circulate the membership directory, and supervise the registration table at NOVL meetings.

Newsletter Committee: Write, publish, and circulate a quarterly newsletter to all NOVL members. Inform members of NOVL events and provide timely information.

Nominating Committee: Prepare a slate of qualified nominees. Conduct the annual election of officers. Coordinate the selection of the volunteer leader of the year award.

Program Committee: Develop and provide program activities for NOVL members to enhance their volunteer leadership skills. Plan and conduct the programs for membership meetings.

Public Relations: Focus public recognition on NOVL as a professional organization for volunteer leaders and promote volunteerism. Communicate the objectives and activities of NOVL to other pertinent groups and to the public. Send out press releases of NOVL related activities to community publications, radio stations, and television stations. Coordinate special community service events.


NOVL envisions an active and caring community in which volunteerism and volunteer leadership are a vital and integral part of sustaining and contributing to Hawaii's heritage.


Do you mobilize and manage volunteers? Are you looking for a way to strengthen your professional credibility? If so, now is the time to consider earning the CVA (Certified in Volunteer Administration) credential, originally developed by the Association for Volunteer Administration and now sponsored by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration. CCVA offers this unique program to recognize practitioners in the field of volunteer resources management who meet specified standards as measured through an exam and a written portfolio. This is a self-study process requiring no travel or special classes.

Download the CVA Promotion Flyer (50KB pdf)

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