Welcome to Rochester Area Administrators of Volunteer Services


Who Are We?

RAAVS is a professional organization for individuals who administer volunteer services in the greater Rochester area.
For over 30 years RAAVS has promoted, advocated for, and supported the development of professionalism among administrators of volunteers. RAAVS meets every second month for a Program meeting and provides mentoring for Volunteer Coordinators as well as support and networking among local agencies.  <Learn More>

Carol Ritter Award and Jerry Bennett Award Nominations

With Symposium comes our highly anticipated Volunteer Service Awards: The Carol Ritter Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service and The Jerry Bennett Excellence in Volunteer Administration Award. The Carol Ritter Award recognizes an individual volunteer or volunteer...

Executive Committee

Chair Loni Wellman
Chair Elect Amanda Fox
Treasurer Biagio Zarcone
Program Heather Geoca
Membership Julie Cunningham
Secretary Tina Bennett
Social Media Amanda Fox and Bernie Bowie
Symposium Committee Amanda Fox
Website Holly Avino
Past Chair Robin Casella