Welcome to IJOVA

Welcome to The International Journal of Volunteer Administration (IJOVA), the next generation of the former Journal of Volunteer Administration. The Journal is a refereed publication of the Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, USA. The IJOVA seeks to provide for an exchange of ideas and sharing of knowledge and insights about volunteerism, and volunteer management and administration, both in North America and internationally. Read More ...

The Mary Merrill Memorial Award for Outstanding Feature Article

The IJOVA Editorial Board and staff are pleased to announce a new annual award in recognition of outstanding applied scholarship and in honor of former Editor Mary Merrill’s lifelong dedication to improving volunteerism and volunteer administration internationally. Click here to access the announcement.

Want to Become an Author?

The International Journal Of Volunteer Administration (IJOVA) seeks to publish original manuscripts that provide for an exchange of ideas and sharing of knowledge and insights about volunteerism and volunteer management and administration. Manuscripts may focus on volunteering in any setting, both in North America and internationally. click here for more information.

Call for Manuscripts


The IJOVA accepts original manuscripts from authors at any time throughout the year, on any topic related to volunteerism and volunteer resource management. Click here for specific types of manuscripts and required submission guidelines.

However, individual issues of The IJOVA are organized around themes determined by the Board, based upon ideas from the Editor and IJOVA readers.

Volume XXIX, No. 1 (March 2012): Volunteerism in Government Organizations/Agencies Manuscript Deadline: January 6, 2012

Volume XXIX, No. 2 (July 2012): Volunteer Engagement through the Virtual World Manuscript Deadline: April 13, 2012

Volume XXIX, No. 3 (November 2012): Fundamentals of Volunteer Resource Management Manuscript Deadline: August 17, 2012

Volume XXX, No. 1 (March 2013): Volunteerism in a Changing Society Manuscript Deadline: December 7, 2012

Volume XXX, No. 2 (July 2013): Volunteerism and Disaster Preparedness and Response Manuscript Deadline: April 19, 2013

Volume XXX, No. 3 (November 2013): Fundamentals of Volunteer Resource Management Manuscript Deadline: August 16, 2013

What Our Readers Say

The following unedited quotes have been received from IJOVA readers to date.