Society for Healthcare
Volunteer Leaders

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Purpose:

  • To increase the knowledge and improve the skills of individual members
  • To emphasize the value of qualified leaders of Volunteer Services by establishing and maintaining professional standards and ethics
  • To be a resource of support and information to leaders of Volunteer Services in healthcare organizations
  • To attract new persons and retain skilled persons in the field of Volunteer Services Administration
  • To promote leaders of Volunteer Services as integral members of the health care team

 

Membership:

  • Membership is available to all individuals recognized and employed by a healthcare facility and having primary or secondary responsibilities for the management of Volunteer Services or Gift Shops.  
  • Emeritus membership is available for retired DVSs.
  • Membership benefits include an email list serve, membership directory, conference fees and peer networking across several platforms.

 

BoardBoard Structure:

  • Eight Elected Officers
  • Immediate Past President
  • Parliamentarian, Committee Chairs, and State Representatives appointed by President
  • Two Members At Large appointed by President
  • Two Auxiliary representatives serve as members of the Education Committee

 

Past Presidents:

  • 1993 - 1994     Jeanette Page (SC)
  • 1994 - 1995     Ann Marie Lingenfelter (NC)
  • 1995 - 1996     Diane Gallagher (MS)
  • 1996 - 1997     Jill Porterfield (WV)
  • 1997 - 1998     Jerald Ball (MS)
  • 1998 - 1999     Carol Glass (GA)
  • 1999 - 2000     Brenda Moses (KY)
  • 2000 - 2001     Connie Goodwin (VA)
  • 2001 - 2002     Nancy Roach (NC)
  • 2002 - 2003     Sandra Arnold (FL)
  • 2003 - 2004     Jane Hartness (NC)