Founded in 1997, NAVPLG is the only national association dedicated to coordinators, managers, and administrators of volunteer programs in city, county, state, federal, and tribal governments, state colleges and universities, k-12 school districts, special purpose districts, and other government-affiliated agencies.


To strengthen volunteer programs through leadership, education, advocacy, networking, and information exchange.


Transforming communities through highly professional volunteer program leaders associated with all governments in the United States.


NAVPLG focuses exclusively on the unique needs of volunteer programs within the structure of governments. Challenges and issues for volunteerism in municipalities, counties, states, and other governments can differ substantially from those in private nonprofit volunteer programs.

NAVPLG offers resources and expertise to government officials. The association promotes how volunteerism strengthens our diverse programs by sharing and promoting the employment of highly trained leaders in volunteerism, best practices from the sector, educational and professional development, and networking opportunities.

NAVPLG is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. EIN #91-2195083. Your donations are welcome.