Leaders and managers of volunteer programs as well as volunteers themselves meet here to focus on ways to promote and enhance the work of volunteers within hospice and palliative care, sharing ideas for volunteer engagement and involvement and advocating for the importance of volunteerism.

Visit the Volunteer Management Community Page to see the latest discussion posts, chat schedule and archive of past chats and resources available in the community library.

Volunteers are the Foundation of Hospice Awards

One of the signature initiatives of the Volunteer Management Community is presentation of the annual Volunteers are the Foundation of Hospice awards. The nomination process opens every March or April and awards are presented at the fall Interdisciplinary Conferences.  Please go here to learn more about the Volunteers are the Foundation of Hospice.

Read and see past Volunteer Awards honorees here.

Volunteer Management Steering Committee

Volunteer Management Community Leader
Lori H Showalter, CVA
Manager of Volunteer Services & Community Outreach
Augusta Health, Hospice of the Shenandoah – Fishersville, VA

Rachel Boykins
Volunteer Coordinator
Gentiva Hospice – North Charleston, SC

Tashara Cruel
Volunteer Coordinator
Tidewell Hospice – Port Charlotte, FL

Jennifer Curtis, CVA
Volunteer & Community Liaison
Bluegrass Care Navigators – Lexington, KY

Penny Gosson
Volunteer Coordinator
Southcoast Health – Fairhaven, MA

Nancy Oxenhandler, MRP
Volunteer Coordinator
Compassus Hospice & Palliative Care – Colorado Springs, CO

Susan Parish, CVM
Volunteer Services Manager
Circle of Life – Bentonville, AR

Diane Santostefano, MBA
Volunteer Coordinator
Middlesex Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care – Middletown, CT

Ginger Veal, BSM, CVA
Volunteer Program Mgr-Southern Plains Region
Elara Caring – Tulsa, OK

Bonnie Wagner
Volunteer Services Manager
Casa De La Luz Hospice – Tucson, AZ