Segments in this Video

Director of Volunteer Services: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:25)


Mary Williams recruits, trains, and orients new volunteers.

Director of Volunteer Services: Career Beginnings (01:23)

Williams was hired after the hospital opened up their own volunteer services. An interest in helping other people is necessary to succeed in this career.

Director of Volunteer Services: Keys for Success (01:08)

Flexibility and friendliness are required to succeed in this position. A good volunteer is dependable and amicable.

Director of Volunteer Services: Education and Certification Requirements (02:36)

National certifications are available for this field. Handbooks, applications, and written tests are part of the continuing education. Computer skills are necessary.

Director of Volunteer Services: Workplace Atmosphere (00:48)

Flexible hours are available for this position. There is minimal travel.

Director of Volunteer Services: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:55)

Williams advises future applicants to have volunteer experience. There is no definitive major for volunteer services but higher education is recommended.

Director of Volunteer Services: Day on the Job (01:52)

Williams checks her email, makes hospital rounds, does junior volunteer interviews, and oversees the gift shop.

Director of Volunteer Services: Industry Goals and Services (00:55)

Skilled and talented volunteers who can supplement healthcare services are sought after.

Director of Volunteer Services: Industry Challenges (01:06)

Competition for volunteer services among providers can be a challenge.

Director of Volunteer Services: Looking at the Future (00:30)

Williams sees new possibilities in the field for students and nonprofit organizations that rely on volunteer services.

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Director of Volunteer Services—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be a director of volunteer services? In this Career Q&A video interview, Mary Williams talks about her career path, what she does on the job, and the keys to success in directing volunteer programs. She also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 13 minutes

Item#: BVL162490

ISBN: 978-1-64481-008-8

Copyright date: ©2018

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