Society for Healthcare
Volunteer Leaders

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  • 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 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