Our Mission

As a 501c (3), we foster the professional development of and provide educational support to administrators of volunteer services in health care organizations in order to (i) enhance their abilities to promote and contribute to the principles and practices of sound administration of volunteer services and (ii) facilitate improved volunteer participation in their respective organizations through networking and education.

© 2017 New York State Association of Volunteer Services Administrators, Inc.


NYSAVSA offers members professional and educational support, contact with professional leaders of healthcare and human service volunteers and a means to promote volunteerism in our communities.

The Board of Directors, with representatives from 3 regions and elected officers, meets quarterly to discuss business, including key issues and legislation relative to leaders of healthcare and human service volunteers, membership and professional development.

NYSAVSA presents an annual Professional Development Conference designed specifically for leaders of health care volunteers.


2019 Speakers

New York State Association of Volunteer Services Administrators 35th Annual Conference June 5 – 7, 2019 East Wind Conference Center, Wading River, NY Waves of Opportunity: Navigating our Professional Future Empower yourself. How many times have you asked yourself, if...

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Message from the President

Hello NYSAVSA Member

On behalf of the new board, Nancy Sheehan, Vice President and I would like to thank you for joining and renewing your NYSAVSA membership. We are a great organization and we do great work. Thanks also to those of you who were able to attend this year’s conference. We hope that the workshops and networking opportunities were of great benefit to you.

The board will look at our strategic plan and work on our goals to ensure the association (carries) out its mission and vision and remain viable. We hope to engage all of you as we look to increase our membership and to continue providing educational and networking opportunities.

Also, as an affiliated chapter of the Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals- AHVRP we have the opportunity to reach out to our colleagues across the country, share best practice tools and advocate for our profession.

The board and I and are humbled and honored to lead NYSAVSA through 2020. We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 conference in Long Island.

Our thirst for knowledge should never be quenched!
Arlette Cunningham, NYSAVSA President

Membership Update

NYSAVSA is now an affiliated state chapter with AHVRP.

The NYSAVSA Membership Fee is $40.

Thank you all for your continuing membership in NYSAVSA! We appreciate your support, and we also value your input on what else we can do to add value to your membership experience. Please reach out to any member of the NYSAVSA Board of Directors to share your ideas, offer valuable input and for us to help meet your needs.