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Volunteer Services Manager Awarded Credential by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration

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Release Date: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Julia Page, Volunteer Services Manager, UVM Health Network CVMCBerlin, VT – Julia Page, Volunteer Services Manager at the University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center, has been awarded the credential “Certified Administrator of Volunteer Services” by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration. The CAVS is a national credential that distinguishes an individual as being among the elite in the field of volunteer management in healthcare.

To earn the CAVS designation, a candidate must satisfy eligibility requirements that incorporate a blend of work experience and education, agree to adhere to Professional Standards of Conduct, and pass the CAVS Examination. The exam tests healthcare volunteer management knowledge in six areas: Planning and Program Development; Management of Human Resources, Finance; Organization and Management of Services; Outreach, Advocacy and Public Relations; and Professional Development.

The CAVS credential is sponsored by the Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP), a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association. AHVRP provides education, recognition for personal and professional achievements, national networking as well as affiliation and collaboration with the American Hospital Association on public policy and advocacy issues related to healthcare volunteer services and retail operations.

Each year, approximately 200 volunteers give of their time and talent to the patients, families, and visitors of the University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center. Volunteers greet and escort at the Information Desk, provide a pleasant shopping experience for customers of the Auxiliary Gift Shop and Bene-Fit Shop, assist families in the Ambulatory Care Unit, enrich the lives of residents at Woodridge Rehabilitation & Nursing, assist staff in The Birthing Center, and the list goes on! To find out more and to get involved, email julia.page@cvmc.org.