Monday, November 22, 2004

Managing Volunteer Resources: an evolving profession

Managing volunteer resources: An evolving profession
November 22, 2004
By Louise Chatterton Luchuk

When you ask Mary McKillop, CAVR, director of volunteer resources at Vancouver's Providence Health Centre, to describe the evolution of the volunteer resource management profession she harkens back to the days when you hired a "warm body with a caring heart." Today's criteria for hiring includes competencies, related degrees, and certification. If you ask Judy Lister, CAVR, volunteer resources coordinator at The Manitoba Museum and former president of the Manitoba Association for Volunteer Administration, to describe the evolution of her own volunteer resource management profession, she'll tell you that like most people, she "slid in from another area." From there she made career and education choices that led to certification in volunteer resource management

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