The Institute of Voluntary Sector Management is the professional membership body for management practitioners working in the voluntary sector and those responsible for corporate social responsibilities within the Private Sector of the Nigerian economy. It also promises to provide the much needed platform for nurturing value-driven, young social entrepreneurs, creating volunteering and employment opportunities for the teeming youths and encouraging high net worth Nigerians to put structure to their giving, by setting up charitable foundations. In summary, it covers all those professionals working in the Third Sector of the Nigerian economy. Our members are responsible for the leadership, management and administration of people, systems and processes within voluntary, Non-governmental, not-for profit organisations with strong social value bases. Their roles are vital in enabling those organisations achieve sustainability and improved outcomes for their clients.
Our mission is to support management practitioners and their community and voluntary sector organisations, through leadership, training, capacity building, representation, standards-setting and education, and we champion and promote working in the community and voluntary sector as a career choice.
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What is Volunteering?
We define volunteering as any unpaid activity that involves spending time to doing something that aims to benefit the environment or someone (individuals or groups) other than, or in addition to, close relatives. The key defining element of volunteering is that it must be a choice freely made by each individual. This can include formal activity undertaken through public, private and voluntary organisations as well as informal community participation.