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Networking and Professional Development

NCHVP has an array of offerings to engage its members in both professional development and networking opportunities.  The mentoring program pairs experienced members with newer volunteer services leaders for informal sharing, idea exchange and relationship building.  Each quarter, volunteer leaders in six regional districts gather to discuss topics of mutual interest and share lessons learned from their combined years of volunteer management experience.  Once or twice per year, a basics workshop is offered at varied locations to introduce new volunteer services leaders to the fundamentals of volunteer services management.


Certification is also offered to members that wish to obtain professional volunteer services management certification designation.  The certification process encourages NCHVP members to implement and maintain prescribed standards of volunteer management excellence.  The Certified Healthcare Volunteer Manager (CHVM) designation signifies to employers a high level of professionalism and is often used by human resources personnel as a key element in hiring decisions.


Leadership opportunities include service as board members, committee chairs, district chairs, and mentors. You can meet colleagues engaged in the same rewarding work of managing healthcare volunteers.


The mission of the NCHVP shall be to provide an organized structure that will advance and develop effective volunteer services administration in health care, thereby promoting health services. To support this basic statement, NCHVP shall:


  • Encourage and assist members to develop their knowledge and increase their competence in the field of volunteer services administration
  • Provide a means of intercommunication for directors of volunteer services programs in health care
  • Assist in the development of volunteer services programs in health care
  • Establish and maintain professional standards and ethics thereby enhancing the role and the importance of the volunteer and voluntary services
  • Cooperate with appropriate organizations in activities relating to volunteer services administration that will be beneficial to the Society 
  • Cooperate with institutions of higher education in the development of programs in the field of volunteer services administration.

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