School of Volunteer Management

The Centre for Volunteering, through the NSW School of Volunteer Management (SVM) (RTO code 90031) , offers programs to enhance the development of volunteering in the community by assisting organisations and individuals to maximise their potential through the provision of high-quality volunteer management education and training activities.

The Centre for Volunteering began negotiations with the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) for the establishment of the NSW School of Volunteer Management in 1994.

In 1997 the NSW School of Volunteer Management (SVM), a joint venture with UTS, accepted its first students and today offers registered training specific to volunteer management as well as broader business, fundraising training and qualifications for the not-for-profit sector. A senior member of the UTS School of Management academic staff sits on the SVM Advisory Committee.

The School continues to work closely with the sector and other educational institutions to ensure it is able to constantly meet the changing needs of the sector.


Nationally Recognised Qualifications

Allowing individuals to obtain nationally recognised qualifications at certificate and diploma level relevant to not-for-profit organisations. Students can achieve their qualification through formal course work by distance learning or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or a combination of these.


Professional Development Workshops

For many years the skilled trainers of the School have delivered high-quality professional development training to thousands of volunteers, coordinators, managers and management committee members throughout NSW. 


Bridge to Volunteering

Bridge to Volunteering

This two-hour introduction to volunteering is run weekly at The Centre for Volunteering’s Sydney office and is free. Sessions are held every Friday from 10:30 to 12:30 from mid-January until early December.  Booking are essential.


Customised Training

We can design training to meet your organisation’s specific needs and requirements.  We can then deliver it on-site for you. Get in touch for more information.