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Would you like to be part of a growing community that is affecting people and changing lives

About Us

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.


A  society where  everyone has access to volunteer opportunities of their own choice and where everyone  embraces volunteerism as a tool for social change.

Our Mission

Our mission is to support management practitioners and their community and voluntary sector organizations, 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.

Our programs ensure altruism gets the support it needs to make an impact

For Volunteers

Would you like to be part of a great, growing and important movement that is touching people’s lives and improving our communities? Would you like to apply your time and talent sacrificially to change your community and Nigeria for better? Would you like to meet some interesting people, learn some new skills, improve your CV by acquiring some new experience or just put smile on someone’s face?

If you answer Yes to any of the above, we would like to hear from you. There is a wide range of ways and places you can volunteer: whether your interest is in helping Older people, disabled people, the environment and conservation, homeless people, prisoners’ support and welfare, community development and various self-help projects, Mentoring young people, Art and Culture, Hospital and health, emergency and disaster relief, political and civic engagement, etc., we are here to train, support and match you up with the appropriate body.


For Members

Do you work in management within the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) with an NGO, a Civil Society Organisation, Charity arm of a Faith-based Organisation such as a Church or a Mosque or a grant-giving Foundation? Are you responsible for the management of your organisation’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes?

Do you have a commitment to professional development for your own gain, for the wider gain of the sector and, or indeed, for the benefit of society as a whole? Would you like your experience, skills and knowledge recognized, affirmed and validated by your peers? Would you like to be part of the body that shapes policy and campaign for improved outcomes for Nigerians in the Voluntary and Community Sector? Then we would like you to join us!

Be a member

Volunteering is  the key to bridging the  gaps in our society and would drive  for quicker development


Policy & Advocacy

We aim to be an influential voice for practitioners within the voluntary and community sector and to be an expert policy lead on volunteerism, fundraising and wider giving.

Our policy team will work to deliver a strong representative voice on behalf of individual and organisational members that influences and effects change for the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) professionals wherever it is needed.

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