News & Announcements


The 2018 LONG ISLAND VOLUNTEER  FAIR​ was held on November 20, 2018 at Nassau Community College with over 45 agencies represented and several hundred visitors.  Please click on the button below to learn more about the event and  the agencies that were represented.       

APVA Board Welcomes Jessica Acevedo

Jessica Acevedo from Federation of Organizations has recently joined the APVA's Board of Directors. Jessica holds a Bachelor's Degree  in Psychology, and is a Licensed and Certified Occupational Therapist. She has over 12 years of non-profit management experience overseeing the Senior Services Department at Federation, which includes the Suffolk County Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs.

APVA Board Welcomes Mary Ellen Kwiecinski

Mary Ellen Kwiecinski from Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre has recently joined the APVA's Board of Directors. Mary Ellen has been with Catholic Charities for 22 years and has held various positions including 12 years as the Program Coordinator for the Residential Services for People with Developmental Disabilities Program. In 2008, Mary Ellen was appointed the Coordinator for Volunteer and Internship Programs for the agency which has over 60 sites in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

The APVA welcomes our new Board Members and the experience and expertise that they will bring to our mission and program.

APVA is on LinkedIn

Join us on LinkedIn to connect with other Volunteer Managers, get helpful tips, and useful resources.  Also connect with us on Facebook.

Please go to our Contact Page for links.

APVA Celebrates

20 Years of Networking & Professional Development

In 1996 volunteer administrators led by Maida Cherry (APVA's founder) came together to begin networking and sharing resources.  This became the APVA and has been a wonderful resource for Volunteer Administrators across Long Island.

To celebrate our 20th Anniversary, we posted monthly APVA member spotlights.

Monthly Spotlight

Brianne Musselwhite, Long Island Maritime Museum

Colleen Moseman, L.I. Toy Lending Center for Children with Disabilities

Mary Ellen Kwiecinski, Catholic Charities- Diocese of Rockville Centre

Pat Spiegel, Mercy Haven, Inc.

​Judith Pockriss
 ​​Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums

Alisha Summers, Long Island Cares, Inc.

Alexis Alpert, Make-A-Wish Foundation Suffolk County

Elsa Eisenberg, Volunteer and Group Coordinator, Coe Hall, Planting Fields

Katie Smith, Volunteer Initiatives Manager, Girl Scouts Nassau County

Anna Lyons, Director of Special Projects    Long Island Volunteer Center

Ashley Ross, Volunteer Coordinator              MOMMAS House

Natalie Barnofsky, Senior Manager, Volunteer Activities                                           New York Blood Center

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