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Managing volunteers in a hospice can be an extremely rewarding, but often challenging job.  Hospices involve large numbers of volunteers, working in a highly regulated environment, taking on a wide variety of roles, across a number of sites.  But there’s a good chance that any challenge you face has been faced before; any question you have has been answered, any policy you need has already been written and any idea you are considering might well have been tested by someone else. 

AVSM exists to enable you to ask those questions and share that knowledge.  As an AVSM member you will have access to a national network of hospice volunteer managers.  You can talk to them online via our Forum, join them at one of our many regional meetings or attend our national conference. 

Join now and start to experience the benefits of the friendly and supportive community. 

Benefits of Membership

Membership of AVSM is open to individuals working in an organisation whose main activity is the provision and/or funding of palliative care and who fulfils the requirements of either of the two membership categories below.

First Member

£50/yr
  • For first member of an organisation
  • Benefits of membership
  • Access to a local group – Regional Development Forum – to meet 3 or 4 times a year
  • Annual 2 day conference with speakers on a variety of topics, and opportunities to network
  • Access to training, through the Regional Group and through the annual conference
  • Participation in the development of national initiatives, through the involvement of Exec. Members in national work streams
  • Access to our website, with opportunities to network and share information in a variety of ways

Additional Members

£25/yr
  • Additional members of an organisation that is already joined with us
  • Benefits of membership
  • Access to a local group – Regional Development Forum – to meet 3 or 4 times a year
  • Annual 2 day conference with speakers on a variety of topics, and opportunities to network
  • Access to training, through the Regional Group and through the annual conference
  • Participation in the development of national initiatives, through the involvement of Exec. Members in national work streams
  • Access to our website, with opportunities to network and share information in a variety of ways

Some of our existing members:

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can join the AVSM membership?
Membership is open to anyone who has responsibility for the management of volunteers within their organisation. That includes those whose primary responsibility is volunteer management – such as Volunteer Services Managers – or those who have responsibility for the management of volunteers, e.g. a project providing volunteer home sitters for patients.
Can my organisation join?
The organisation for which you work must have as its sole or main undertaken the provision of a service or services reflecting one or more facets of palliative care.
Can I contact the Membership Secretary?

Please contact Membership Secretary Carole Snow for more information.

Can I download more information?

Please download the membership pack here.