The Florida Association for Volunteer Resource Management was initially formed as The Florida Association of Volunteer Centers, Inc. (FAVC) in July 1983, and the Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Florida Secretary of State on November 29, 1983. The first president was Judy Merritt from Volunteer Pensacola. There were 12 original members of the board of directors representing Centers from the following communities: Ft. Lauderdale, St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Ocala, Pensacola, Daytona Beach, Tallahassee, Cape Coral, Sarasota, Orlando and Tampa.
The initial purpose of the organization, as stated in the Articles, was:
The formation of FAVC some 25 years ago was visionary on the part of those 12 directors. FAVC served Florida well through the dedication of its members who have remained committed to professionalism and engaging Florida’s citizens in volunteerism and service in their communities.
The focus of community-based volunteer centers has shifted in the last few years from an information-referral based program with much of the effort with in-direct service, now moving towards a direct service approach. This change created an awareness of the challenges that all professional volunteer resource managers have and the need to provide training, networking and professional development opportunities to the broader group of organizational leaders and volunteer resource management professionals throughout Florida and the Southeast.`
FAVC embarked on a process to refine and refocus the mission of the Association to be more inclusive of all volunteer resource management professionals. This new focus was approved by the membership on January 6, 2010 with changes to the Association’s bylaws. The change in name to the Florida Association for Volunteer Resource Management was approved by the membership on May 14, 2010 at the Spring Forum.
Since then FAVRM continues to grow into an Association committed to engaging and supporting organizational leaders and volunteer resource management professionals who inspire, equip and mobilize others to take action that changes the world.
FAVRM ByLaws - Revised February 24, 2017
To be Florida’s premier volunteer resource management support organization
To engage and support people who inspire, equip and mobilize others to take action that changes the world.
IMPACT FOR MEMBERS
Participation in FAVRM elevates the awareness and value of our profession as well as improving the performance of volunteer managers.