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
Stacy M. Groff, MNM
Vice President, Specialized Services (formerly “Director of Volunteer Services“)
Tidewell Hospice – Lakewood Ranch, FL

Andy Boryczka
Manager of Volunteer Services
Agrace HospiceCare – Fitchburg, WI

Forbes Ellis MA, MFT
Director, Volunteer Services
Hospice of Santa Cruz County – Scotts Valley, CA

Nikkie Ellis
Volunteer Manager
Infinity Hospice Care – Las Vegas, NV

Susie Gilson
Manager of Clinical Volunteer Services
Hospice of North Central Florida, Inc – Gainesville, FL

Melissa A More, MPH
Director of Volunteer Services
Suncoast Hospice – Clearwater, FL

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

Annette Shaff-Palmer
Hospice Volunteer Program Manager
Kaiser Permanente Continuing Care – Portland, OR

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

Ginger L. Veal
Volunteer Program Mgr-Southern Plains Region
Elara Caring – Tulsa, OK

Shelley Wagener
Volunteer Coordinator
Willamette Valley Hospice – Salem, OR

Alison Wagner
Director of Volunteer Services and Complementary Therapies
Hospice of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI

Becky Wilder
Volunteer & Transitions Program Coordinator
Uplifted Care, founded as Hospice of Kankakee Valley – Bourbonnais, IL