Brant Regional Association of Volunteer Administrators (B.R.A.V.A.) was created in 1988 through Volunteer Brant, which received funding from the Ministry of Community and Social Services.
Volunteer Brant created this association with its original B.R.A.V.A. members: Tranquility Place, the Willet, Brantford General Hospital, Nova Vita, YMCA, Brantwood and the Family Relief Program (Volunteer Bureau). This association created a network that would help promote and recognize the contributions that volunteers make in the Brant community.
Originally B.R.A.V.A. consisted of fourteen members. In the years that followed B.R.A.V.A. has grown to include 30 agency members that support volunteerism in all areas of the community such as health care, education, arts and culture, social services, and faith community.
To date B.R.A.V.A. continues to be committed in its support of volunteerism in Brant County through educational workshops, special recognition events, promotion of volunteer opportunities, and by providing a network in which Volunteer Administrators are able to share ideas and best practices.
To become a member of BRAVA please visit our Join Us page for more information.
B.R.A.V.A. is a community-based organization of Volunteer Coordinators committed to:
- Effective management of volunteer programs
- Promoting volunteerism through advocacy and education
- Professional growth through peer support
- Recognizing the positive contributions of our community volunteers.
What We Do?
B.R.A.V.A. meets on the third Thursday of each month from September to June. Each monthly meeting will feature a different guest speaker to aid in our professional development. B.R.A.V.A. not only provides education, it is an excellent forum for a networking system and is a valuable tool in helping our individual organizations manage their volunteer needs and services.