Manager, Volunteer Services
Fairview Lakes Medical Center in Wyoming
MAVA Member Since:
Please describe your volunteer program:
We provide volunteer support to 15 departments within the medical center with assignments ranging from patient visitors to Pet Therapy teams to valet parking volunteers, gift shop cashiers and patient greeters and wayfinding escorts. Also provide support and direction to the volunteer organization board and their annual calendar as well as coordinate the Fairview Lakes Medical Center Scholarship program, which recently awarded 32 $1,000.00 to area students pursuing careers in health care.
What is your role?
I'm the Manager of the hospital volunteer program and oversight of information desks, liaison to volunteer organization board and affiliated crafting groups.
How did you get involved in Volunteer Management?
I had the opportunity to change careers from higher education to healthcare when I moved to the Wyoming area many years ago.
What does it mean to you to be a MAVA member?
It means being a part of a larger organization that promotes volunteerism and professional volunteer management throughout the state and across many areas beyond.
Can you recall a time when being a MAVA member directly impacted your work in your organization? What were the outcomes of MAVA's impact?
I've found new ideas and networks through conference and smaller educational opportunities - always a nugget or two to trigger thoughts on process improvement and/or new program development. The online resources and blogs are great resource too!
Do you have any advice for new MAVA members/leaders of volunteers?
Get involved with the Volunteer Leadership Impact Training - great resource/training for professionals new to the field and/or great refresher or trainer opportunity for those already in the field.