General Information

San Diego Association of Directors of Volunteer Services (SDADVS)




Serving San Diego County Hospital and Healthcare Volunteer Professionals


San Diego Association of Directors of Volunteer Services (SDADVS) is a professional association for volunteer management in health care organizations.  SDADVS is a regional chapter in the State, under the California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (CAHHS).  SDADVS is also an affiliate of the Association for  Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP).  


To provide members with a forum for the exchange of ideas and information, provide educational opportunities, consultation and guidance on matters relating to volunteer service administration, and to network with other professionals in the same field of service.


As a volunteer services professional in a health-related facility, you are an integral part of the health care team. Membership in SDADVS increases your effectiveness as a manager and offers opportunities to network with other professionals.  Our member base is composed of individuals representing hospitals, nursing facilities, hospice, and other healthcare related organizations.

What Makes us Unique

Due to our relatively small membership size, we are able to offer personalized support and mentoring to members. 


  • Access to educational programs, articles, and best practices in volunteer management
  • Network with colleagues who can offer mentorship and guidance
  • Stay informed about Joint Commission standards and legislative initiatives
  • And much more

Annual Dues

  • Full member = $45
    Paid volunteer management
  • Associate member = $25
    Former SDADVS member/no longer employed in volunteer management


Click here to access the SDADVS Bylaws, revised November 2011. 


Business meetings are held 4 times a year. Meetings offer a forum for discussion of the challenges and opportunities unique to the profession of volunteer services management. Guest speakers are invited to address pertinent issues on a variety of topics. 

2016 SDADVS Meeting Calendar (In Progress)

  • June 21, 2016 – Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina
  • September 22, 2016 - Paradise Valley Hospital
  • December 2016


Kay Andalis, CAVS
Junior Volunteer Coordinator
Sharp Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa

Fran Waller, MS
Director, Community Engagement, Outreach, and Volunteer Development
Palomar Health, Escondido

Denise Kelly
Volunteer Coordinator
Sharp HospiceCare, San Diego


Member Hospitals

Alvarado Hospital Medical Center

El Centro Regional Medical Center

Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center

Palomar Health 

Paradise Valley Hospital

Scripps Green Hospital

Scripps Hospice

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista 

Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

Sharp Coronado Hospital and Healthcare Center

Sharp Grossmont Hospital

Sharp HospiceCare

Sharp Metropolitan Medical Campus

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns

Sharp McDonald Center

Sharp Memorial Hospital

Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital

UC San Diego Health

VA San Diego Healthcare System


Legislative Reports

January/February 2016


Click here to access the SDADVS photo gallery.