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

Liz T Adamshick
Volunteer Services Manager
Hospice of Central Ohio- Newark, OH

Wendi Buick
Volunteer Coordinator
Dignity Hospice – Thornton, CO

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

Nikkie Preston
Covenant Hospice Care – Las Vegas, NV

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

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

Shelley Wagener
Volunteer Coordinator
Willamette Valley Hospice – Salem, OR

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

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