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Volunteer Management Mentoring Program

Now Accepting Applications - Through January 4

The Volunteer Management Mentoring program matches experienced volunteer managers with people new to the field to help mentees become more effective leaders in their hospice and the community.

The Volunteer Management Program accepts applications in the fall, for a six-month program beginning early the following calendar year.

Online Applications

All applications must be submitted online. Applications must be completed in one sitting, we recommend using the application worksheets linked below to prepare your answers before submitting the form.

Contact NHPCO’s Solutions Center if you have difficulty accessing the application forms or logging into the site, solutions@nhpco.org or 800-646-6460.

IMPORTANT: You will need to attach the supervisor recommendation form and commitment form to the online application. Be sure you have access to electronic versions of these documents when you start the application.

Application Deadline: January 4, 2019

Complete applications include:

Mentor and mentee applicants are asked to review the program expectations with their supervisor and secure approval to participate in the program. Please consider the time commitment involved before applying for this program.

Helpful Worksheets

Because applications are submitted in one sitting we recommend drafting your answers using the below worksheets before submitting.

Time commitment:

  • Mentors and mentees meet by phone once a month over the course of the six-month program and have ongoing e-mail communication between the calls.
  • Mentors and mentees have the option to extend their relationship for an additional 3 or 6 months beyond the formal 6-month program.

Qualifications and Responsibilities

Mentor and mentee applicants are asked to review the program expectations with their supervisor and secure approval to participate in the program. Please consider the time commitment involved before applying for this program. This will need to be a monthly priority.

How matches are made:

  • Mentees identify three goals they want to achieve through the course of the program.
  • Mentors are matched with mentees based on how well their strengths align with the mentees’ needs.
  • The program seeks to match people who are from similar organizations based on size, agency type, incorporation, and other factors.
  • Mentor matches will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • We will attempt to match all mentee applicants, but this will depend upon the number of available, qualified mentors.